Cafu predicts Brazil vs Germany final


The Selecao - record five-time world champions - will open the event on home soil against Croatia on Thursday, with Mexico and Cameroon completing the rest of Group A.

Germany, treble winners of Fifa's flagship tournament, have been paired with Portugal, Ghana and the US in a formidable Group G.

"Germany are a very strong team," Cafu, a two-time World Cup winner, told Sportinformations-Dienst.

"They are very highly rated here [in Brazil]. Germany have developed very well.

"We all believe in a final against Germany. They will definitely reach the final."

The 44-year-old Cafu, who played for the likes of AC Milan and Roma, skippered the Samba Boys to a 2-0 victory over Germany in the final of the 2002 World Cup.