Latinvex asks prominent business executives to select their favorites for the World Cup.
BY LATINVEX STAFF
team will win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil? Who will be the best player at the
prominent executives involved in Latin American business, including Woods
Staton, Chairman and CEO of Arcos Dorados (the world's largest McDonald's
franchisee) and Jaime Ardila, President of General Motors South America.
Our panel also includes Carlos D. Garcia, President for Latin America and Canada, Novartis; Frank Holder, Chairman of FTI Latin America; Marcelo Modai, General Manager for Colombia, Panama, Central America & Caribbean at Standard Chartered Bank and Jose Antonio Rios, Chairman & CEO of Celistics.
Latinvex: Which team will win?
Ardila: Brazil. They have a young, talented team
playing at home with experienced coach.
Brazil will win it. They have the best team and home advantage.
Holder: I wish I could say it was finally the US's time, but I vote for
Argentina to win. Brazil will be very tough at home and several European squads
look good but Argentina has arguably the most talent and Messi's genius should
make the difference.
Modai: My team is Argentina and I think they will
win because Messi will have a great championship and be a key differentiating
Rios: From my perspective,
Argentina will be the winner of the World Cup 2014. Our Celistics team,
from Mexico to Argentina, is already following their teams and cheering for
their own countries to win. We all hope the Cup will stay in Latin
America this year!
Argentina. It is their moment!
Latinvex: Who will be the best player at the event?
Ardila: Neymar. Simply, it is his time to shine,
thousands will be rooting for him and he won´t disappoint.
Neymar. Messi is kind of diminished, and if Brazil wins, it would be hard not
to select him.
Holder: Messi [will] be the best player.
Rios: In terms of the best
player, my two candidates are Iker Casillas and Neymar da Silva.
Staton: Messi. He’s the world’s best player.
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