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Pele Rejects World Cup Draw Responsibility

  • ESPN FC, Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:54 AM

Brazil legend Pele said he turned down the chance to take part in Friday’s draw for next summer’s World Cup because he feared putting the host in a tough group. Pele is the only player ever to win the tournament on three separate occasions: 1958, 1962 and 1970. Brazil is one of the eight seeded teams in Pot 1 ahead of Friday’s draw.

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