Former World Cup winner reveals favourites to win the World Cup

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Former World Cup winner with Germany in 2014 Bastian Schweinsteiger has backed Brazil to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The South Americans have won the World Cup five times but last won the competition in 2002.

“For me, when I saw live the Brazilian national team, I must say they looked very, very sharp,” Schweinsteiger told MUTV.

“They played very well with the ball and also I was really surprised, positively surprised about their backline. How they defend, especially [Eder] Militao, Marquinhos and Thiago Silva and of course, in front of them sitting, Casemiro was like doing a great job there.

“Offensively, talent. Vinicius, Neymar, even Raphinha and also Rodrygo from the bench. They have Gabriel Jesus [although he is now injured], those players, Richarlison up front.

“I mean, they look very sharp. I think that’s the team to beat.”