Beckenbauer backing Brazil

2014-06-05 08:37
Cape Town - World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer expects Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil to lift the country's sixth title at this year's tournament.

Brazil, who have won the World Cup trophy in five of the last six decades, have often had the tendency to win the tournament early in a new decade. Therefore, history would dictate that if they were to win a tournament this decade, 2014 will probably be the year.

History and superstition aside, Beckenbauer feels that the current Brazil team have tremendous ability and can be absolutely devastating when at their best, adding that not many teams can compete with the current A Seleccao outfit.

"I have seen Brazil play devastatingly well during the Confederations Cup. And they will be doing the same during the World Cup as well," Beckenbauer told the Times of India.

In the build up to this year’s World Cup, there had been speculation about the team that would have the capacity resist the Brazilian onslaught. However, Der Kaiser thinks that his native Germany are the only team capable of beating Brazil at this year’s tournament.

"Brazil can truly be challenged only by the Germans," added Beckenbauer.

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