Willian: Brazil can’t afford mistakes at the World Cup

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Chelsea star Willian believes Brazil have what it takes to go all the way at the World Cup in Russia but admits there won’t be room for error.

The Selecao are rated as one of the tournament favourites with the likes of Neymar, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, and Gabriel Jesus among their attacking threats.

Brazil will take on Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia in Group E. Their opening game of the World Cup will be against the Swiss on June 17.

Reigning world champions Germany knocked the South Americans out of the competition in Brazil in 2014 with a 7-1 scoreline in the semi-finals.

“My expectation is the best possible,” Willian told Goal.

“I think we did a great job in the qualifiers and we have to follow in the same way in the World Cup, because we are on the right track.

“I think we will get on well in the World Cup. It’s hard to pinpoint favorites. There are four or five teams, including Brazil, that can reach the same level.

“The World Cup is a tournament that practically does not allow errors, especially in the final. From the last World Cup, we’ve learned the good and the bad sides of the tournament, which was the moment we were eliminated. This time my expectation is that we can experience only the good side.”