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2014 World Cup: Brazilian legend Pele backs US to go past group phase

Published on: 30 April 2014

Brazilian legend Pele had lauded the progress of American football and believes they are good enough to advance from their group ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

Jurgen Klinsman’s men find themselves in a pretty difficult group which has Ghana, Germany and Portugal.

However, Pele, who is on a promotional tour of America has praised the progress of American football and impact of German Jurgen Klinsman and predicts they will go far in Brazil.

“Klinsmann is a great trainer and has a lot of experience,” Pelé said.

“We have to respect American soccer today. The U.S. group if very difficult with Germany, Portugal and Ghana, but soccer is a box of surprises, so nobody knows what will happen.

I think American fans should be hopeful, and I have no doubt they are good enough to advance.

“Today, the U.S. is the same level as Europe, they almost made semifinals in the 2002 World Cup, and the base is more organized than in Brazil and maybe all of South America. I am happy because I feel I was part of it.”


This article has 6 comment(s), give your comment
  • franko says:
    May 01, 2014 11:23 am
    The USA are screwed big time!!! When this dude says anything the oppossite actually happens. He ia the worse predictor in the history of prediction. I was hoping he would say GH will get knocked out cos that wouldve been automatic qualification.
  • Don says:
    April 30, 2014 08:28 am
    Well said Pele!
  • kuukuphilly says:
    April 30, 2014 09:07 am
    But Pele who r they qualifying in the expense of,cause I know is not my black stars of Ghana.go drink some intinshi nu if u r thirsty....!!!!.old piece of shit.
  • MURTALA says:
    April 30, 2014 10:05 am
  • GHANSON says:
    May 01, 2014 05:08 am
    Ghana will top the group which will then send shivers down the spines of our opponents in the next stage.. Black Stars > 100% VIM!!! Yensro bronii
  • Peewee says:
    May 01, 2014 05:57 am
    Guys Pele has to say these things in order to keep his belly full...he's being paid to feature in a Subway (a popular fast food restaurant in the U.S.) commercial. Pele has never gotten any prediction right...he said an African country was gonna win the world cup before the new millennia, but it never happened.