With the World Cup less than 60 days away, the footballing world will descend on Brazil.
With a plethora of talent in almost every position, deciding the squad will be a challenge, never mind winning the trophy!
Brazil in the last two World Cups have not performed to everyone's high standards, while this World Cup, however, will set the benchmark that they must win the World Cup as they are the Hosts.
The players that could determine the squad is certainly interesting, as what will be tougher to determine is the starting eleven for a team such as Brazil, as at the moment who knows what team will be put out for the first group game, but the squad to go will be easier to work out.
The Squad of 23 will consist of...
Goalkeepers of Julio Cesar (Likely No.1) Jefferson and Victor
Defenders of Dani Alves, Marcelo, Maxwell, Dede, Thiago Silva (Captain) Rafinha, David Luiz, Dante
Midfielders of Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Fernandinho, Hernanes, Hulk, Willian, Ramires, Oscar
Forwards of Neymar, Fred, Jo, Bernard
While there are possibly, other players to be considered including Lucas Moura and Philippe Coutinho, the bulk of these 23 will be at the World Cup unless injuries or poor form creeps in, time will only tell.
The Key Player for the Squad will be Thiago Silva, he is regarded the best defender in the world, the leader of the team, will be influential to the back four ensuring it ticks, plus his ability to win headers in the box for crucial goals could swing fortune in Brazil's way and could win them the World Cup potentially.
The Player to watch is Bernard If he does go and given the chance to shine, it will be evident of why Shakhtar Donetsk rate him highly, his ability on the ball, vision and control plus the chance to be influential especially as a sub, the World Cup will be another chance to develop and fine-tune him as a player on the grandest stage of them all.
The Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari returned in November 2012, while his recent form as a club manager was not impressive at Chelsea or Bunyodkor but salvaged some form at Palmeiras, but his return was a surprise.
The main thing is though he knows how to win the World Cup, plus he managed them to win the 2013 Confederations Cup, so as a warm-up he knows what to get out of the team, especially with impressive wins over Uruguay and Spain.
Can Brazil win a record sixth World Cup? At moment anything is possible but they should top the group comfortably but it's once they get to the Knockout stages is where it will truly be interesting, with the possibility of facing Spain, Chile or Netherlands in the last 16, who truly knows what could be happen but for Brazil it could be an exciting prospect.
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