Brazil, the largest country in South America, is the home to many of the greatest footballers of all times. The country boasts of legends like Pele, Jairzinho, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho, and many many more. Brazil is the most successful national football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup, with five championships in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Brazil has been provided the opportunity to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and has been put in group A with Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon. Let us have a look at the expected Brazil 2014 World Cup Squad.
Brazil 2014 World Cup Squad: Team Preview
Best Finish: Winners – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002
Worst Finish: Round 1 – 1934
Team : Brazil have players with excellent attacking and defending capabilities. Players like Neymar Jr., Oscar, Robinho and Hulk comprise of young blood accompanied with great enthusiasm and power. Brazilian wing play is considered as one the best in the world. Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Marcelo protect the goal area making it one of the best defence teams in the World. The squad is captained by Thiago Silva. The team’s goalkeeper is Julio Caser.
Strengths : Brazil is a 5 star team with great players. One of the features of this team is its solid defence. Any team that has defenders like Alves, Silva, Dante, Luiz and Marcelo will be hard to beat any day. Add to it the likes of Neymar, Oscar, Hulk, Fred in the front and you know why they will be one of the strongest teams at the World Cup. With conditions suited to them and the whole country behind, they will be hard to stop, come 2014.
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Weaknesses : It will be tough for anyone to find flaws in this line-up. The only thing that will worry Brazil is the lack of experience upfront. It will be the first World Cup for most of the players, including Neymar. Brazil’s midfield will miss the services of Kaka and Ronaldinho in the World Cup and that is one area that can hinder Brazil’s chances next summer. Also the fact that it is very likely that Brazil will have to face either Netherlands or Spain in the Round of 16 Match if they manage to qualify for the Round of 16.
What to watch out for: With a 3-0 victory over Spain in the 2013 Confederations Cup Final, Brazil showed everyone why they will be the team to beat at the 2014 World Cup. The team will have all the crowd behind them and it will be a wonderful sight to see if the team can manage to lift the prestigious trophy for the sixth time.
Squad: This is the Brazil 2014 World Cup Squad that will feature at the 2014 World Cup.
Thiago Silva (c)
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Expected Starting X1:
Dani Alves – Thiago Silva – Dante – Marcelo
Paulinho – Oscar – Luiz Gustavo
Hulk – Fred – Neymar
Key Player : Neymar Jr.
This was the whole preview of the Brazil 2014 World Cup Squad. A million hopes on their shoulders, Brazil will have huge crowd support when they take the field at the World Cup. Will they bring joy to the beautiful nation by lifting their sixth FIFA World Cup Trophy or will the burden of expectations make the nation wait for another 4 years? Tell us what you think of Brazil’s chances at the 2014 World Cup in comment section below.