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Brazil's Temer calls for World Cup title

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Brazil's has told the country's national team to win the upcoming Cup.

Through his account, Temer spoke about the Cup after the announcement of the final list of the 23 players summoned for the national team earlier in the day, reports

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

is a national pastime in The country already has five 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 -- who eventually became the champions -- with the embarrassing result of 7-1.

Since the embarrassment of the latest 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.

will play its first match in against on June 17. The other matches in the first phase of the tournament are against on June 22, and on June 27.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 17:48 IST