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Real Madrid veteran names Brazil as the favourites for the World Cup

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Real Madrid have several representatives in the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. One player who is not participating in the tournament is veteran midfielder Toni Kroos.

The 32-year-old superstar announced his retirement from international football last year following Germany’s elimination from the UEFA Euro 2020.

There had been speculations that Die Mannschaft were trying to convince Kroos to reconsider his retirement and make himself available for the World Cup, but such a thing did not materialise.

Ahead of the World Cup, it was revealed the Real Madrid superstar will be working as a pundit for Magenta TV. And building to the event, Kroos has now revealed who he thinks has the best chance of winning the tournament.

“Brazil are the favourites in my opinion. I see them as a cut above other teams. Behind them, I see teams like France, Spain, Argentina, England, and Germany,” Kroos said (OneFootball h/t RMadridFrance).

Further discussing the competition, Kroos revealed which teams he will be following at the World Cup, saying:

“At the World Cup, I will follow Germany of course and the teams for which my teammates at Real play, so Spain, France, Croatia, Belgium, Uruguay and Brazil.”

Real Madrid have three players in the Brazil squad in Eder Militao, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes. France, too, have three Los Blancos stars in Karim Benzema, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga.

They have two stars representing Spain in the form of Dani Carvajal and Marco Asensio while Luka Modric will be captaining the Croatian national team.

Antonio Rudiger is part of the Germany setup while Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard will be taking the field for Belgium and Federico Valverde will represent Uruguay.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report

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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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