FIFA Confederations Cup winner Roberto Carlos stated that World Champions Germany, European Champions Portugal and North America Champions Mexico are the strongest competitors of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. The former full back Brazil lifted that trophy in 1997. Although the tournament is still few months away, but the predictions have been started. Confederations Cup was the first ever title that he won with Brazil. Russia are in group A with Portugal, Mexico and New Zealand.
Roberto Carlos: Germany, Portugal and Mexico are strongest contenders
Carlos had interview with FIFA.com. On asking about Group A of the competition, he replied “It’s a difficult group, very tough. Playing at home and having the fans behind them will make things difficult for their rivals, though. It’s going to be between Russia, Portugal and Mexico: the Russians because they’re the hosts, Portugal because they’re the European champions and have the best player in the world, and the Mexicans because I know them well and was never on the winning side against them. They’ve got good players and they’re a very fine side.”
On replying to favorites of tournament, Carlos said “Portugal, Mexico or Germany will win it. They’re three teams I enjoy watching play and they’ve all got great players. We’ll just have to wait until the action starts though.”
In 1997, Roberto Carlos won the Confederations Cup title which was his first title with Brazil. Five years later, Carlos won FIFA World Cup in 2002.
So this is the prediction of Roberto Carlo. What are your predictions ?