Former Brazil legend Kaka has backed his country to go all the way in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. The attacking midfielder, who had a glorious career, feels Selecao has the strong group to go all the way in the quadrennial showpiece, which will take place later in the year.
Meanwhile, Brazil had won two of their three Group E matches in the previous World Cup, hosted in Russia. Subsequently, the five-time champions bested Mexico in the Round of 16 match. But their journey was ended by Belgium as they lost 2-1 in the quarterfinal clash. Fernandinho and Kevin de Bruyne had scored for Belgium to help them qualify for the semis.
Brazil had last won the coveted tournament back in 2002 and they will be looking to clinch their sixth title.
Kaka feels Brazil is peaking at the right time and they will begin the tournament as one of the favorites.
“I think Brazil are one of the favorites for the World Cup. They are peaking at the right time. They beat Chile 4-0, won their last three games convincingly and one of them was without Neymar. Brazil has a strong group and this gives Neymar more potential to shine.”
The former Real Madrid player also heaped praise on Neymar. Kaka believes Neymar has matured as a player over the years and he can take the national team to glory. Neymar had earlier revealed that it will be his last World Cup.
“He is ready and more matured, experienced. He is vastly talented. I think Neymar can lead Brazil (to glory). And as I said that the whole group is strong so it gives Neymar the opportunity to shine and he will not have all the responsibilities. He can share that with other players and then he can make a difference at any point in the game,” he said.
Brazil will look to come up with a collective effort in order to clinch their sixth title. FIA World Cup 2022 will begin on November 21 in Qatar.