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Pele: 'This is a disaster'

13/07/2014 from:SNTV


Brazilian legend Pele looks ahead to the World Cup final and says Brazil's failure at the tournament is "a disaster".


SOUNDBITE (English) Pele:

"I think this happens in football, maybe in the next game we can recover, nobody knows. What happened was a big surprise for everyone, this is a disaster, in a disaster you never know how come to repeat that.

"Listen, with what happened with Brazil nobody can predict anything anymore, we didn't expect that. But since the beginning of the World Cup I mentioned Germany as one of the teams who could be in the final, unfortunately I said Spain and Spain is out but Germany is still there.

Q: "Is Messi as good as you were?"

Pele: "No I have better hair, I had better than him. He is a fantastic player, a fantastic player. I admire him, the same as I used to admire Maradona before, Di Stefano who was an excellent player too and it is good for the football. Unfortunately we have very little this year."

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