World Cup 2014: 5 Reasons Why Brazil Will Win the World Cup

Brazil Looks to Take Home Winners Medals at 2014 FIFA World Cup

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The 2014 World Cup is now less than 100 days from kicking off, and as a result rosters are beginning to form for each of the 32 participating nations. One of the undoubted favorites for the tournament is host nation Brazil, who have already won the World Cup five times. Keeping the favorites status of Brazil at the World Cup in mind, I have formed a list of the five most important reasons they will take home winners medals this time around.

5. Brazil Has World Class Talent In All Positions

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5. Brazil Has World Class Talent In All Positions

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Brazil has some of the most technically skilled players in the world from top to bottom, and guys such as Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Neymar, Oscar and Dani Alves rank amongst the best in the world at their respective positions. When you add in the likes of Julio Cesar, Marcelo, Ramires, Paulinho, Ramirez, Hulk and Fred you have a starting eleven that could all start for any team in the world. Talent isn't everything, but it is important.

4. Great String of Recent Results

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4. Great String of Recent Results

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Since last June there has been no nation that has been as successful and consistent as Brazil. At the Confederations Cup they dominated all opposition while compiling a 5-0-0 record, and have since 8-0-1 while playing the likes of Portugal, Honduras, Chile and South Korea. The World Cup will be an entirely different animal from these matches, but a buildup of confidence will help Brazil as they take on tough teams.

3. Favorable Group Stage Draw

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3. Favorable Group Stage Draw

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Brazil was placed in Group A alongside Mexico, Croatia and Cameroon, who they should all realistically beat with relative ease. This group should allow manager Luis Felipe Scolari the opportunity to tinker with his squad and build further confidence, which will be crucial considering Brazil will most likely play either Netherlands or Spain in the Round of 16.

2. Home Field Advantage

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2. Home Field Advantage

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Once Brazil does get to the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup they will need any minute advantage they can get, and playing at home will certainly provide that. At each game there have been 60,000-80,000 people making life miserable for opposition, and the Confederations Cup showed this helps Brazil's players stay motivated and working hard.

1. The Neymar Factor

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1. The Neymar Factor

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The final stages of the World Cup are often decided by individual talents, and Neymar will be this player for Brazil. The young forward has the mix of pace, dazzling foot skills and finishing ability to beat any defender in the World, and this ability earned him the Golden Ball Award as the best player at the 2013 Confederations Cup. Neymar will once again impress against the best, and he will be the reason Brazil wins the 2014 World Cup.

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