FIFA World Cup:

Brazil Pele backed the team to live up to their billing as World Cup favorites and capture a record-extending sixth title in Qatar.

Iran PressAmerica: Sharing his thoughts on Instagram alongside a picture of himself wearing a Brazil jersey from his playing days, the 82-year-old -- who led the team to the title in 1958, 1962, and 1970 -- said he hoped to see another star above their crest.

“The last time I wore the shirt of the Brazilian team, we inaugurated the three stars above the crest,” Pele, the only player to have won three World Cups, captioned the picture. “Now we have five. I can’t wait to add the sixth star.”

Pele, who has suffered health issues in recent years but has remained active on social media, said he was confident the team would make the nation proud.

Brazil's position at the top of the world rankings and their superb unbeaten run in qualifying have made them the bookmakers' favorites to win the title in Qatar.

Brazil will start their campaign against Serbia on Nov. 24. They also face Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G.

The Qatar World Championships will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022. 


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