Construction of stadiums, violence on the streets, distances that squads will have to cover in order to play their respective matches all of these are factors that have been putting into question whether or not the upcoming 2014 World Cup will be a success or not.
“This is a great opportunity. It will be fantastic for Brazil. I think after we had the experience of the Confederations Cup the government has been better organized for the World Cup. So I hope we will have an excellent World Cup. We deserve it’’.
Brazil are firm favourites for the cup according to the latest Sports betting odds.
“As a Brazilian I feel sorry because you have two or three big opportunities to showcase the country, the Confederations Cup, the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. I think this will be a great opportunity to show the country, to make money, to get tourism. And it’s important that the demonstrations do not damage everything, so we are going to work hard.” Pele stated.
There is a player that needs to prove his worth not only for his country but for his club and that is Neymar. His transfer from Santos to Barcelona ultimately caused the Catalan club on having to change their president and investigations saw them having to pay more than €71 million for the player but so far, he has not stepped up to the expectations and price tag that Barcelona had to offload in order to bring him to the club. Pele is also expecting Neymar to do well in the World Cup which will be his 1st one.