As usual, Brazil are hot favourites to win next year’s World Cup in South Africa.

The draw for the tournament was made on Friday and everyone wanted to know how Brazil felt about being drawn in one of the harder groups, alongside Portugal, North Korea and the Ivory Coast.

I appeared on France 24 to talk about the draw (I appear at around 09:40; ignore the presenter who gets my name wrong!).

Some people are calling Brazil’s group the Group of Death but there really is no Group of Death this time. All the groups are fairly well balanced and Group G should present no major problems for Brazil.

It’s early to make predictions but I would not bet against Brazil making it six World Cup titles come July.

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