Ronaldo backs Brazil to end 16-year wait in Russia
MOSCOW – Reuters
Tite’s Brazilian squad heads into the tournament as one of the favorites, and will meet Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.
“I think for me the favorite is, of course, Brazil, not just because I am Brazilian but because Brazil are playing very well,” Ronaldo, who was the top scorer when Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002, told reporters in Moscow.
“Spain is playing very well, and Germany is always strong. But the World Cup is such a difficult tournament, and we also have Argentina, which is always strong, France with a very young team.
“I hope Brazil can win. It’s a long time since 2002, and I think it’s time.”
Five-time champion Brazil will open its campaign against Switzerland on June 17.