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Kolkata: Unveiling the India leg of the FIFA World Cup 2014 Trophy tour, World Cup winning Brazilian captain Carlos Alberto Torres on Sunday rekindled the age-old Pele vs Maradona debate as he rated his former teammate ahead of the Argentine legend.

Pele better than Maradona: Torres


"For me, No.1 is still Pele. Between Pele and (Diego) Maradona, Pele of course, he is my very close friend, like my brother. What he did with the ball is like a magician. I played with him for 12 years. Maradona also did well," said Torres here.
The captain of the victorious 1970 World Cup team and arguably Brazil's greatest side, Torres further hoped that India, despite its massive fan following in cricket, would make it to the highest stage in the World Cup.
"I wish in the near future that India would play the World Cup. Football needs your space. Let's help develop football in our country," the former right back said.
The 69-year-further invited Indians to come to Brazil and witness the quadrennial extravaganza to be held from June 12 to July 13.
"We know that we have the World Cup in Brazil. I am one of the ambassadors. I would like to invite you if it is possible. We are preparing our grounds to promote the best World Cup ever," he said.


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