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Kruddy says it's too close to call

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer

Monday, May 26, 2014    

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LIKE many Jamaicans, Joel 'Kruddy' Harrison says when it comes to football, nothing beats the flair of the Brazilian game.

Harrison, who hosts the hip Pree Dis show on Flow TV, is backing the hosts to win but admits it is going to be tough given the pressure of playing at home and quality of the competition.

"This is one World Cup I'm finding pretty difficult to identify a straight winner but I think if Germany can get off to a good start they have everything to win it," he said.

Harrison, 24, says he has been a fan of Brazil since prolific striker Ronaldo was the team's trump card. The former Real Madrid player was the inspiration for their fifth World Cup triumph in 2002.

With attacking players like Neymar and Oscar, Brazil are well-served but Harrison points out they are a rounded team.

"I can tell you that they're built on a very good defence and that's the first step to winning. They will definitely be hard to play especially having home advantage but if they're to win it they will have to come up with something special," he said.

Brazil play in Group A of the month-long tournament. They take on Croatia in the opening match in Sao Paulo on June 12.

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