After defeating defending World and European champions Spain in convincing fashion, host nation Brazil has to win the 2014 World Cup. There are no ifs, ands or buts — they have to make it happen in front of their beloved fans.
Neymar is a superstar winger who emerged recently as the nation’s No. 1 player, leading Brazil on an emphatic run to 2013 Confederation’s Cup glory. His four goals for his country decided games and excited fans to the fullest, as he was always in form. His presence was truly something special for this new generation of Brazilian internationals.
The defense is lead by center back duo David Luiz and Thiago Silva. Both are fast, strong, can tackle, play physical and head the ball very well. Luiz can even score goals from free kicks here and there. Silva is a captain for both club (PSG) and country.
The midfield is controlled by Paulinho — a new kid on the block who recently joined Tottenham of the Premier League. He plays in front of the back line and is brilliant at breaking up attacks from opposing teams, then setting up the counter rapidly.
Next to Paulinho, the youngster from Chelsea, Oscar, makes things happen offensively as he pushes the ball into the final third whenever he can to set himself or his other teammates up.
The other players are extremely important, but the ones mentioned are the true game changers. With them, Brazil have more than a chance to win this World Cup on their home ground next year. If they do win, WC number six will finally come home…which is where it belongs.