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Pele eyes Spain challenge to Brazil

By The Assam Tribune

JOHANNESBURG, June 10 (AP): Football great Pele has singled out Brazil and Spain as the strongest teams at the World Cup, yet wants to see an African side take on his country in the final.

�At the moment, we have Spain in Europe and Brazil in South America. They are the two best teams - no doubt,� he told The Associated Press in an interview today on the eve of the opening match.

�I am very proud to see the World Cup in Africa ... FIFA worked hard for it, and many people like me worked hard for it,� he said.

�It would be fantastic to see Brazil playing an African team in the final.�

Pele said Argentina was likely to improve after an erratic qualifying campaign, while noticing the major football powers remain split between those with efficiency and those with flair.

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