Brazil has a chance to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, believes the South American nation’s football legend Cafu, 20 years after the former right-back led the team to the podium.

“Brazil will always be a very competitive team on the world stage because as a country we love football and we always have talented players. What the current team needs is a long run of great games and results and I think this will lead to great success again, ”he said.

The two-time World Cup winner also believes the upcoming edition of the flagship tournament could go down in history as one of the greatest of all time. Cafu praised the host and pointed out the progress it has made in terms of the stadium’s construction and facilities.

“Qatar has changed a lot since my last visit before the pandemic. The infrastructure is now 95 percent complete, so it is almost ready for the next World Cup, which I believe will be one of the largest in history, ”said Cafu, Ambassador of Qatari Heritage, the Supreme Committee on Delivery and Operations Heritage of the country.

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The 51-year-old was not only impressed by the equipment, but also by the fact that all eight venues of the tournament were within an hour of each other.

“In Qatar 2022, a whole World Cup will be concentrated in a small area. You have all the venues, fan zones and facilities in one place with just a short drive between two venues. For example, the longest distance between stadiums is only 75 km, so fans can watch two or maybe even three live games in a single day.

“It’s wonderful for the fans, but also great for the players. With less travel, players don’t get as tired as they have more rest between games, which should hopefully lead to better performance on the field and fewer injuries, ”said the former AS Roma and AC Milan star.