Spain a challenge to Brazil: Pele

Posted By: Devaki

Johannesburg: The Brazilian football legend Pele expects Brazil and Spain as the strongest teams at this World Cup 2010, though always wants to see 'his' team win the cup.

"At the moment, we have Spain in Europe and Brazil in South America. They are the two best teams - no doubt," said Pele in an interview. "I am very proud to see the World Cup in Africa ... FIFA worked hard for it, and many people like me worked hard for it," Pele said. Argentina was likely to improve after an unpredictable qualifying campaign, while noticing the major football powers remain split between those with efficiency and those with flair.

Pele thinks that some teams like Germany, Italy and England are good for a strong game. But it is difficult to imagine them playing the 'beautiful' game, though they are defensive and decisive. He said that the teams like Spain, Brazil, Portugal and Netherlands can 'entertain' the soccer admirers.

When asked about the players, he said that Kaka and Robinho of Brazil and Argentina's Lionel Messi remain this world Cup's 'dangerous' players, while threats could come from United States and Paraguay, as they are expected for their 'disciplined tactics'.

Pele addressed the media during the launch of a sportswear company, which sells clothes and sports equipments under his name.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Friday, June 11, 2010, 12:02 [IST]
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