Football-Brazil record doesn’t make them favourites, says Rodrygo
Brazilian striker Rodrygo says they cannot be considered the favorites to win a record sixth World Cup in Qatar solely because of their sparkling record, but believes they have all the qualities needed to succeed. Brazil finished top of the CONMEBOL qualifying group with a stunning unbeaten record and six points ahead of Copa America champions Argentina.
“We’re not big favorites just because we have the five stars on our shirt crest,” Rodrygo told Marca in an interview. “We are among the strongest, for sure, but there are other great teams. In a World Cup, there are no favorites because there are strong teams, but we are aware that we have a very strong group and we have everything we need to win the World Cup.”
Rodrygo said arch-rivals Argentina could pose a threat after their continental success. “It’s a World Cup and it’s difficult. But, after winning the Copa America, they showed that they are very dangerous,” added the former Santos player.
Brazil will start their World Cup Group G campaign against Serbia on November 24 before facing Switzerland and Cameroon.
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