Bolt tips Seleção to win Brazil 2014
The Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has tipped the Seleção to win the 2014 World Cup in an interview at FIFA headquarters.
Invited by president Sepp Blatter, Bolt fielded questions from Brazil to the state of football in his homeland of Jamaica.
"I follow football and today I saw the World Cup Trophy for the first time. I would like to become a legend like Pele, Maradona, Muhammad Ali or Michael Johnson," Bolt told reporters.
"I’ve been watching a few matches this year and I’m impressed by Brazil. They have a young team and can win it at home. A lot of teams have figured out how to win against Spain.
"I’ve been watching Jamaican football a lot over the past years, there is a lot of talent in Jamaica, natural talent just like in athletics. It’s important to try to teach them skills though.
"Football is more difficult and it takes a lot more time [to develop] than in athletics, but if we are getting the young guys and teaching them properly, it would be great."