MUMBAI, Sept 27: The under 17 coach of football powerhouse and three-time winners Brazil, Carlos Amedeu, expects next month�s FIFA U-17 World Cup to be an open contest with plenty of teams capable of lifting the coveted trophy.
�I look at this World Cup as a World Cup of equality. All the teams of Europe are very strong, including Spain and England. The South American teams are strong along with Mexico and the United States. African teams have always done well in age group tournaments. That�s why I say this will probably be a World Cup of equality as there are many teams with chances to win it,� said Amedeu here today.
Brazil, who are to tune up with a practice game tomorrow at the Mumbai Football Arena in suburban Andheri against New Zealand, are in Group D with Niger, Spain and DPR Korea.
�Talking about our group it�s a very strong group with South American Champions (his own country), European champions Spain, the national team of Niger which is very strong in age group and DPR Korea about which it is not easy to get information,� said Amadeu who had earlier coached the country�s under 15 team. � PTI