‘Any team can win it’ – Manchester United star confident of winning the World Cup despite his country not being favourites

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Manchester United forward Facundo Pellistri is confident of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with Uruguay despite the South Americans not being many people’s favourites.

Pellistri will potentially come up against United team-mates Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes in the group-stage, with Portugal, Ghana and South Korea being drawn in Group H alongside Uruguay.

Ahead of Uruguay’s opening match against South Korea on Thursday, Facundo offered his opinion on who he feels are the favourites to lift the trophy this year.

“There are loads of teams, but I think that at a World Cup, any team can win,” he said in an exclusive interview with club media.

“Of course, there are [the] strongest [teams], for example, France, England, Brazil, Argentina… Uruguay! They are [all] big teams.

“And, of course, we also have Portugal in the [group-stage]. I think each national team is very strong and has their power, their qualities and it’s going to be a very nice World Cup to watch.”

Uruguay have won the World Cup twice including the first ever World Cup in 1930.

“Of course, it’s really important, the history,” he said.

“Today, the team has lots of good players and I think the Uruguay team is very prepared to fight for a place in the history of the World Cup again.”