Former Brazil international Kaka has proclaimed his country one of the favorites for the 2022 World Cup as they reach their peak at the right time and backed compatriot Neymar to lead the country to continental glory. The Seleção has already obtained its registration for the competition organized in Qatar.
Brazil has put its 2021 America’s Cup agony behind them as they topped CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers with 45 points from 17 matches. The Selecao who were beaten by Lionel Messi and co in the final responded by finishing above their rivals in qualifying by being in a vein of rich form.
Brazil are one of the most successful international teams in world football with various ongoing credentials. Brazil is the most successful national team in the fifa world cupbeing crowned winner five times.
The Seleção also have the best overall performance in the World Cup competition, both in proportional and absolute terms, with a record 73 wins in 109 matches played while recording 237 points and 18 losses. They are also the only national team to have played in all editions of the World Cup without an absence.
Former Brazil international Kala believes his country is one of the competition’s favorites and has proclaimed Neymar has the ability to lead them to glory.
“I think Brazil are one of the favorites for the World Cup. They are reaching their peak at the right time. They beat Chile 4-0, won their last three games convincingly and one of they were without Neymar. Brazil have a strong squad and that gives Neymar more potential to shine,” Kaka told GOAL.
“He’s ready and more mature, experienced. He’s got a lot of talent. I think Neymar can lead Brazil (to glory). And like I said, the whole group is strong, so that gives Neymar the “opportunity to shine and he won’t have it all. He can share that with other players and then he can make a difference at any point in the game,” he added.
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