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Usain Bolt tips Brazil for World Cup glory during FIFA HQ visit

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Usain Bolt has taken the opportunity to showcase some of skills at FIFA's headquarters today  - in case Manchester United come calling once he finally calls time on his illustrious sprinting career.

The Jamaican sprint sensation dropped in on world football's governing body ahead of his Diamond League meeting in Zurich tomorrow.

However Bolt, who has previously revealed his desire to don the famous red Manchester United shirt after his sprinting days are over, may have to do a a little more to impress Red Devils boss David Moyes if this Vine video from behind the scenes is anything to go by.

“For me, it’s an honour to be here today,” Bolt said of his visit to FIFA HQ. “I follow football and today I saw the World Cup Trophy for the first time.”

The six-time Olympic gold medalist also found time to have his say on all things football, and in an Q&A with FIFA's Twitter and Facebook fans tipped Brazil to be victorious on home soil at the 2014 World Cup.

“I’ve been watching a few matches this year and I’m impressed by Brazil,” was his response when asked who he thought would be victorious next summer. “They have a young team and can win it at home. A lot of teams have figured out how to win against Spain.”

Never one to be shy abut his status as one of the greatest athletes of all time, Bolt admitted he would like to be considered as one of the greatest sportsmen ever alongside the likes of Pele and Maradona.

“I would like to become a legend,” he said, “like Pele, Maradona, Muhammad Ali or Michael Johnson.”

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