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Ibra backs Brazil to go all the way

New Delhi, May 15, 2014, PTI:

No European team has won a World Cup across the Atlantic and the trend is expected to continue in the upcoming extravaganza, according to iconic Swedish striker Zlatan Ibramohivic, who is backing Brazil to lift a record sixth world title and their first at home.

The widely-travelled Ibrahimovic is currently plying his trade at French league champions Paris Saint-Germain, who are set to start an academy in India.

“Many good European nations will find it difficult to adjust because of weather conditions and there are also many small factors. I think Brazil are the favourites to win it,” the former Juventus and Barcelona striker told PTI during an interaction on Thursday.

Perhaps, the best strikers to be missing out on FIFA’s showpiece event, thanks to Sweden’s heartbreaking loss to Portugal in the play-offs late last year, Ibrahimovic said the phase post that was very difficult.

“That was a very difficult time not playing the World Cup. We have always wanted to be there. We gave our best and but didn’t make it. We have done everything, trained very hard. We will emerge stronger.”

Ibrahimovic might not been seen in action during the World Cup but thanks to a host of former Brazil stars such as Ronaldo, Bebeto and Rai joining forces to invite the striker to their country, the Swede could make a visit.

“I want to thank everybody for this (‘come ibra’) campaign, it’s a big honour for me,” he said.


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