Portugal coach Paulo Bento says Germany are the favourites to win World Cup Group G, but has backed his side to progress from what he describes as a “balanced” section.
Friday’s event saw the Seleccao grouped with Germany, Ghana and USA, meaning another clash with Joachim Low’s outfit following on from their meeting at Euro 2012. That 1-0 win for the Nationalelf is one of the reasons the bookmakers have made the top seeds favourites to win the group.
And while Bento agrees with the assertion that his team are not the fancied side, he is confident they can emerge unscathed.
“Group G has a team in Germany who may be considered favourites because of their history and potential, but it is a very balanced group,” Bento told Record.
The Portuguese begin their Group G campaign against the Germans in Salvador on June 16 befoe a clash with USA in Manaus six days later. They round off the section with a trip to Brasilia to face Ghana on June 26.