World Cup hosts Brazil will certainly enter next summer’s tournament as one of the frontrunners in the battle to be crowned the best side on the planet.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has the hopes, dreams and expectations of a football-obsessed nation on his shoulders. Not only does every one of the 200 million Brazilian populace want to win the trophy; they want to win it in style.
With the great attacking talent to have originated from the South American nation in the past, the likes of Neymar and Oscar will be expected to deliver scintillating and successful football next June and July.
Despite the talent at Scolari’s fingertips in his current squad, there are a number of wildcards waiting in the wings for a chance to prove their worth.