May 20, 2014
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Ambassador Luis Figo, the Portugal football legend who played for FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, thinks Brazil will be the team to beat at their home World Cup.
Figo said: “I think it helps at home. I know the national coach [Scolari] well. I think he is a fantastic coach for that kind of tournament and the country [will] help the team by supporting them.
“I think if they start well, it is going to be very, very difficult for the other teams.”
Turning his attention to Portugal, Figo also had some interesting comments on Cristiano Ronaldo in the team: “It’s very difficult, because it’s a long way to the final and our country has 11 million people and has difficulty choosing the 18-20 players for the World Cup. Portugal depends a lot on Cristiano Ronaldo. I think he wants the Golden Ball.”
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