05 Jul 2018
Five reasons why Brazil will win the 2018 World Cup
Written byRodney DsouzaSports
2018 FIFA World Cup is nearing its climax.
With just 8 teams remaining in the tournament, bookmakers have already placed their bets on who will win this edition of the World Cup.
As for now, Brazil are hot favourites to win their record 6th crown.
Here we list five reasons why the Selecao are likely to win this time around.
Brazil are the only pre-tournament favorites left
The likes of defending champions Germany, 2010 winners Spain, Messi's Argentina and Euro 2016 winners Portugal have been knocked-out.
Brazil are the only pre-tournament favorites left in the competition.
This has made their task a tad bit easier.
Even though, they face two stern challengers Belgium and the winner of Uruguay vs France, their experience of big games gives them an edge.
Brazil have a world class defense
If you don't concede, you can't lose a game at the World Cup.
Brazil might be known for their attacking prowess but their defense has been world-class, as well.
Silva and Miranda have been solid at the back.
Brazil have conceded just one goal in the tournament till now.
They have kept clean sheets in every game since their tournament opener against Switzerland.
Tite has a squad full of match winners
Brazil have an amazing bench strength.
We saw that against Mexico when Roberto Firmino came in and scored in a jiffy.
They have a cover for almost every player in their XI.
Even without the likes of Marcelo against Mexico, Brazil did not look troubled.
Fagner was exceptional in filling the void, once again displaying the quality of their bench strength.
The goals are coming from everywhere
Brazil are no more a one-man team like they were during the 2014 World Cup.
An injury to Neymar saw them lose the semi-final 1-7 to Germany.
But this term, every player is contributing on the field.
The likes of Coutinho, Willian, Paulinho, Thiago Silva have all been exceptional with goal scoring attributes.
Neymar is slowly beginning to hit his stride
Arguably one of the world's best players, Neymar looks fully fit.
The Brazil ace might be the most fouled player at the World Cup, but it has not stopped him from hitting his stride.
Neymar has scored 2 goals and has bagged an assist so far.
It only looks like he is warming up. Neymar might be the difference between Brazil and their opponents.