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PELE BACKS SA WORLD CUP BID

Pele, who played and scored for Brazil at four successive World Cup finals, said he had never been against Brazil hosting the World Cup, but he was against the committee behind the current Brazilian bid.
Brazil are competing against South Africa, England, Germany and Morocco for the right to stage the 2006 finals.
“I think that it is Africa’s turn as after 2002 the World Cup would have been held on all the continents apart from Africa,” The Brazilian former sports minister said “England and Germany also have very strong bids… but the last World Cup was in Europe and it should be someone else’s turn.?

Reuters