Key Player: Neymar
Last World Cup Finish: 4th Place
Following on from their 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Die Mannschaft in the 2014 World Cup Semi-Finals on home soil, the Brazilian national team will be looking to exercise their demons to emerge from the 2018 tournament worthy winners.
With their talismanic captain Neymar back available following his long-term injury during the club football season, they should have a strong side capable of going the distance. Alongside Neymar you have his compatriot and club team mate Thiago Silva as well as Real Madrid’s mercurial full back Marcelo in the form of his life. To add to these three world class players, Brazil have a rejuvenated Paulinho following his summer transfer to Barcelona as well as top quality players across the whole team like Casemiro, Willian and Coutinho. Brazil are often held to a high standard in terms of playstyle with their supporters wanting them to win the trophy but making sure they do it in style with top quality creative football.
When you look at a squad with that much quality, it is hard to look past them as favourites to get their hands on a record sixth World Cup.