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Pele believes Brazil and England can win the World Cup

Pele has won Three World cups with Brazil (©GettyImages)
Pele has won Three World cups with Brazil (©GettyImages).

One of the greatest footballers ever, Pele, believes that England and Brazil have an equal chance of winning this year's World Cup.

It was a 2-2 draw the last time the two side met was in 2013 at the newly opened Maracana.

"I prefer Brazil face Uruguay, then you have the revenge," he told BBC Sport.

Asked about England, he responded: "England - like Brazil, Italy, France - have a reputation. We must be prepared for them."

Fred scored the first goal of the game before Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rooney scored to give the visitors a 2-1 lead. England however could not hold on, with only 8 minutes to go Tottenham midfielder Paulinho scored to level the game.

Depending on where the nations finish in their group, they could meet each other in either the quarter finals or the final on 12th July.

Although England haven't lost the last two time they have played Brazil, the bookmakers do not share these views.

Brazil are currently the favourites for the tournament with England tenth favourites to lift the trophy in Rio. 

The former three-time World Cup winner however is hoping that Brazil meet England's group D rivals Uruguay in the final to avenge their 1950 defeat.

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