Gianluca Vialli tips Brazil for World Cup success

Vialli tips Brazil for World Cup success
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Gianluca Vialli says that Brazil can win next year's World Cup in their own country.

Former Italy international Gianluca Vialli believes that Brazil are more than capable of winning next year's World Cup on home soil.

The Samba Stars shocked reigning world and European champions Spain with a 3-0 victory at the Maracana to win the Confederations Cup.

"Brazil are going to be very difficult to beat in a year's time," Vialli told BBC Sport. "They play like a team with the right spirit and the right tempo.

"They have handled the pressure very well - to play in Brazil is never an easy thing. They played with courage and were so aggressive. I know it has been a predictable, sometimes clueless, lethargic Spain, but that shouldn't take anything away from Brazil.

"It was a strange performance from Spain but I think they're going to give the senior players like Xavi and Andres Iniesta another year for the World Cup. The defeat is mainly down to their physical state. If you're not as sharp as your opponents, then you're going to lose."

Fred netted twice during the match for Brazil, while Neymar also scored.

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