Debate: Can Brazil Still Be Viewed as a World Cup Favourite After Chile Display?

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Debate: Can Brazil Still Be Viewed as a World Cup Favourite After Chile Display?
Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Brazil needed a penalty shoot-out win over Chile on Saturday to make progress into the World Cup quarter-finals.

The game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, but Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla struck the crossbar in the dying seconds of extra-time to give the host nation a major fright.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's team eventually prevailed in the shoot-out with a 3-2 victory on penalties, but the host nation did not look impressive in the game in Belo Horizonte.

Brazil will now face Colombia in the quarter-finals with a question mark over the fitness of talismanic forward Neymar, as the Sunday Telegraph reported.

So can Brazil be regarded as a favourite to lift the World Cup on home soil after their display against Chile?

JUMP INTO THE DEBATE AND HAVE YOUR SAY.

Agree with someone's comment? Vote for it to make the Debate Highlights section. Disagree with a comment? Reply and voice your opinion. Happy Debating!

Add Comment

TOP COMMENTS

On paper Germany are favourites but based on performances, the Dutch are favourites followed by Colombia.
Full Comment »
Nope they won't get past colombia .Colombia look the better team as it is and without Gustavo just can't see them going through.
Full Comment »

Team StreamTM

Brazil (National Football)

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.