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If attacking midfield will cause Scolari a selection headache whilst trying to find his best combination, it will be a pleasure compared to the challenge of deciding upon who should lead the line in 18 months time.
Mano Menezes wanted Pato, but the Milan star has proven to be too brittle to rely upon with conviction. Leandro Damião then came into the side with a fine scoring record at club level, but doubts still remain about his all-around game. Is he good enough with his back to goal?
Elsewhere, Fred was the top scorer in the Brazilian championship this season and has earned a recall to the national side, but he is yet another player with a big question mark next to his name at the top level.
Luis Fabiano, by contrast, has an excellent record and has had a good season, but has been unable to string together a run of games. Besides playing Hulk up front or a call-up for Valencia's Jonas, Scolari has few other options.
The new coach has stressed his desire to play with a No. 9, rather than the "false nine" that was implemented by Menezes in recent encounters. Indeed, if Pato could stay fit, there would be little debate over the issue.
At the moment, though, it is very difficult to see which way Scolari will turn.
Prediction: A complete unknown just 18 months ahead of the tournament.