Ibrahimovic: Brazil will win World Cup against Italy in final

The Paris Saint-Germain striker wants the Selecao to win the tournament for his club team-mates but wouldn't mind France clinching the title instead
Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic thinks that Brazil will win their sixth World Cup trophy on home soil this summer.

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The Sweden star was pictured watching England’s 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in Sao Paulo alongside his son and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic - whose Sweden side failed to qualify for the tournament in Brazil - will also be in the stands to take in France’s Group E clash against Switzerland on Friday.

The striker ended last season in France as Ligue 1’s top scorer in a PSG side featuring several Brazil players, including captain Thiago Silva.

And Ibrahimovic admitted that he hoped to see the Selecao reigning victorious in the competition for his Brazilian club team-mates, although he wanted to see his French friends perform well with Les Bleus too.

"I see Brazil winning in the final against Italy,” Ibrahimovic said to BeIn Sport.

"For my French friends, I hope they will have a good World Cup [too]."

Brazil play their final Group A match against the already-eliminated Cameroon on June 23 with the knowledge that if they lose the game in Brasilia, and if Croatia and Mexico draw, they will be out of the tournament.