As reported by the Daily Mirror, Brazilian footballing legend Pele has expressed his belief that Brazil and Spain are the favourites to win the World Cup, although Pele also spoke of his hope for an African finalist.
"Spain and Brazil have the best teams, but it is difficult to point to a specific team as a favourite," said the former No. 10. "I would love to see Brazil playing one of the African teams in the final. I have good knowledge of Africa and have no doubts that it will be a great World Cup this summer. It will be a good tournament, well organised and very exciting."
As for his home country's chances, Pele admitted that Brazil will have to work hard.
"Brazil will have to be at their best to win the World Cup this summer. It will be hard, but they can do it." Among others, Pele also picked England as a potential candidate, citing Fabio Capello's ability as a great coach and labelling the England squad as one with "good players, Wayne Rooney being the most dangerous".
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