Brazil's Temer calls for World Cup title

May 16 2018

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Brazil's President Michel Temer has told the country's national football team to win the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

Through  his Twitter account, President Temer spoke about the World Cup after  the announcement of the final list of the 23 players summoned for the  national team earlier in the day, reports Xinhua news agency.

"We  already have the team for the Russia World Cup. Now, Tite and team,  with all due respect to our Russian hosts and friends, and with  humility, please bring the Cup home," Temer said, addressing the players  and head coach Tite.

Football is a national pastime in Brazil.  The country already has five World Cup titles: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994  and 2002, and was the host of the 2014 World Cup, in which the local  team lost in the semi-finals to Germany -- who eventually became the  champions -- with the embarrassing result of 7-1.

Since the  embarrassment of the latest World Cup results, the Brazilian team has  been trying to prove themselves and win back the fans' trust. Only six  out of the 13 players were in the team which lost the 2014 Cup.

Brazil  will play its first match in the 2018 World Cup against Switzerland on  June 17. The other matches in the first phase of the tournament are  against Costa Rica on June 22, and Serbia on June 27.


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