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‘Brazil Are World Cup Favourites’ Declares World Cup Winning Boss Parreira

Former Brazil boss Carlos Alberto Parreira says that his nation are the favourites for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Parreira oversaw the 1994 team that won the tournament in the USA and has also managed four other nations in World Cup campaigns. He had two spells in charge of the Seleção.

The former Brazil boss said, “There are always changes during the competition, but for the quality we have, for what the team is showing, it's not just us who say that Brazil are favourites - the whole world is calling Brazil ‘super favourite’.

“To win a World Cup you need, in addition to team, players that make a difference, and we have those.” Only Brazil are capable of recovering from such a defeat, from what happened in 2014, to go from hell to heaven, arriving at a World Cup just three years later as a super favourite - only Brazilian football with its potential and wealth could have done what we're doing now.”

“A year ago, I dared to say that we have the best attack in world football at the moment: Neymar, Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus,” he continued. “Nobody has three players like this, who can improvise and decide games. So I think Brazil are in Russia as the super favourites.

“And we still have Roberto Firmino and Douglas Costa to come in, too, which is a hugely beneficial with a coach like Tite who has done so well to balance the defence and attack.

"It does not mean that we will win the World Cup. It is a short, treacherous competition, and the best team does not always win, but we have everything we need to lift the hexa."


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