Bayern Legend Rummenigge Speaks World Cup Favorites, Italy Absence

Bayern Munich legend and ex-chairman Karl Heinz Rummenigge has named his favorites for this year’s prestigious FIFA World Cup trophy, including one that experienced a shock defeat at the hands of minnows Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to Corriere della Sera (via TuttoJuve), Rummenigge believes one of the two South American heavyweights are well in shape to lift the World Cup for a record sixth time.

“Who wins the world championship? One between Brazil and Argentina, beyond the shock debut, perhaps more Brazilians. Germany do not start as favorites and for this reason they can be the surprise.”

The former Inter marksman also commented on the showdown event missing four-time world champions Italy.

“The absence of Italy? Nobody understands it, missing one recently was already more than enough. Italy is among the largest teams in the world. it is a damage for the country, but also for all of football.”

Finally, Rummenigge had some interesting comments to make about the European Super League, of which Juventus were one of the protagonists.

“The Champions League remains the most popular competition. I didn’t understand why someone like Andrea Agnelli, who has always given me the impression of being intelligent, has done so. I read that football is sick, but thanks to whom? Also, thanks to him.”

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