Pele Believes England Will Advance Because of Wayne Rooney (Video)
Even when England’s Wayne Rooney has failed to score in eight appearances at the World Cup finals, Pele still expects Rooney to play a big role, helping England to qualify from Group D, which includes Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
“Of course today it is very, very even; the majority of the players play in Europe, like Brazil. Brazil have 11 players playing in Europe. England have a difficult group but I think they could pass. Wayne Rooney has not scored [in a World Cup final stage] but he was fantastic for the team. He was always the player who fought more for the team – I would like him in my team, you know!”