Pele Sets Brazil's Sight on Next FIFA World Cup

Updated: 09 July 2014 19:17 IST

Brazil were knocked out of FIFA World Cup 2014 by Germany but Pele believes the team can do better in the next edition.

Pele Sets Brazil's Sight on Next FIFA World Cup
Pele is hopeful that Brazil will perform better and go the distance in the 2018 edition of FIFA World Cup. © AFP

Rio de Janeiro:

Brazil legend Pele was quick to cast aside his country's seven-goal World Cup rout at Germany's hands on Tuesday, saying the Selecao would deliver in Russia in 2018.

"We'll get the sixth title in Russia. Congratulations to Germany," Pele wrote on his Twitter feed.

"I always said that football is a box of surprises. Nobody in this world expected this result," said Pele, who played in three World Cup-winning Brazil teams.

Brazil had been hoping to extend their record of five wins in the competition.

But, as with their previous hosting in 1950, they failed to land the trophy on home soil as the Germans annihilated them 7-1 in their Belo Horizonte semifinal.

Topics : Brazil Germany Football
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