BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: England and Brazil are equal says Pele

Brazil should respect England - Pele

Brazil legend Pele believes England are in with the same chance as the hosts of winning their first World Cup since 1966.

Speaking in Sao Paulo, the 73-year-old said England have a 'reputation' that needs to be respected, but is hoping to see his country face Uruguay in the final to make amends for their 1950 humiliation.

Pele lifted the World Cup on three occasions and is widely regarded as the greatest player of all time.

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