Pele Knocks Brazil, Says Country Has No Team
Brazil’s Neymar (R) vies with Bolivia’s Yasmani Duk during their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier / AFP

Brazil icon Pele has stated that his country does not have a team yet with one week to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

According to the three-time World Cup winner, the Samba Boys have lots of individual talent but that cannot guarantee them victory at the competition.

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“I have the utmost confidence in Tite’s ability,” Pele said while answering questions from the media ahead of the tournament.

“My worry is about one thing; there are only a few days until the World Cup starts and we still don’t have the right team.

“Individually all the players are very good. But we’re not a team. Neymar is, to me, one of the best players in the world.”

According to him, “Today he is more mature and he has more experience but he isn’t going to win the World Cup on his own. It’s teams that win the World Cup.

“The greatest Brazil team of all-time was the one in 1970, with Tostao, Rivellino, Gerson and Pele all wearing the No 10 shirts for their clubs.

“In the 1970 World Cup, we spent more than six months together. That’s why it worked.”