Brazil - Hosts
World Cup Appearance: 20th
Best Performance: Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1998, 2002)
Key Players: Neymar, Lucas Moura and Oscar
As hosts, Brazil sealed automatic qualification to the event, although it's likely they would've topped their CONEMBOL qualifying if they were forced to qualify.
Automatic qualification maintains their record of appearing at every World Cup since its inception but the five time champions have struggled in the last two tournaments, not being able to get past the quarter-final stage since 2002, losing to France in 2006 and Holland in 2010.