RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Brazilian soccer nice Cafu believes the standard of soccer at his 12 months’s World Cup in Qatar will profit from the event’s unprecedented scheduling and logistics.
The event can be performed from November 20 to December 18, halfway by the season for many European competitions to keep away from Qatar’s intense summer time warmth.
No stadium is situated greater than 50km from capital Doha, facilitating journey plans for taking part groups and followers.
“It will be great, especially for those who are in Europe, because it will be at the beginning of the season,” stated Cafu, who was captain of the Brazil crew that received the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
“Everyone will be in good shape physically and mentally. There will be no excuse for being tired. It will be around 10 degrees cooler than the current temperature.”
The former Roma and AC Milan right-back added: “There will be no need to take a plane to another city, change hotels or training base. It’s going to be much easier for everyone.”
Five-time world champions Brazil can be one of many favorites to win the competitors, having progressed by the South American qualifying stage undefeated.
Cafu praised the work of supervisor Tite, who has stated he’ll step down after the event.
“Brazil qualified in advance and haven’t lost for a long time,” stated 52-year-old Cafu, an envoy for the worldwide soccer’s showpiece occasion.
“The team has been reaping wonderful results. I don’t think there will be any selection surprises because the numbers have been sensational with the players that have been used,” he added.
Brazil have been drawn into Group G alongside Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon.