Just six weeks before the World Cup is due to start, international managers are already finishing their shortlists with names of players that could take part in the competition.

Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari has made a list of 23 names for the home team, reports The Daily Mail, and has chosen four players to act as captains.

Thiago Silva is the first one, a player who wears the captain's armband of Brazil whenever he features in a match. Also the captain at Paris Saint-Germain, he is a true leader and the team are lucky to have him.

Chelsea central-defender David Luiz - who made his debut four years ago - captained the squad for the first time in September 2012 and will be replacing Silva if he isn't able to play. Since the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge, he has mostly been used as a substitute for John Terry and Gary Cahill.

The other two acting captains have a lot of experience. Scolari's third choice - Julio Cesar - made his international debut 10 years ago in a Copa America match. The 34-year-old enjoyed the peak of his career at Internazionale, winning the title five times and the Champions League in 2010. 

Federico Chaves Guedes - also known as Fred - is the last one chosen for the list. The ex-Lyon striker has been part of the Brazil setup for nine years now, earning 31 caps and scoring 16 goals. He is the only one of these four captains to ply his domestic trade in Brazil.

Surely, with these kinds of leaders, the team will have a bigger chance of wining the golden trophy in front of their own audience.

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