Brazil expected to win World Cup

By Drum Digital
04 December 2013

Expectations for Brazil to win the World Cup are huge.

The record world champions Brazil hope to finally capture their much-anticipated sixth World Cup title in 2014.

But it's a long road ahead for Luiz Felipe Scolari's team before the festivities following the July 13 final.

"Felipao" - big Felipe - led Brazil to their last World Cup crown in 2002 and the nation is hoping he can do it again after World Cup quarter-final losses in 2006 and 2010.

The World Cup hosts had a strong 2013, including the Confederations Cup crown, handing the reigning world champs Spain their first loss in 29 matches.

"Brazil showed that it's possible. We can win the World Cup," said Scolari.

Brazil's breathtaking offensive is led by Barcelona star Neymar.

But the South American giants also possess a strong defensive midfield with the likes of Paulinho and Luiz Gustavo.

Three World Cup veterans still hope to make the 2014 squad. After not being nominated for the Confed Cup, Ronaldinho is fighting to return to the squad.

Kaka moved from Real Madrid back to AC Milan with the goal of playing at the home World Cup, while Robinho scored the game-winning goal in Brazil's recent 2-1 win over Chile.

- SAPA

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