World Cup 2014 promises to be the biggest event in Brazilian football history and the expectation of a strong host nation is overwhelming. Will the Selecao be ready to meet what is demanded of them? This is the question on the minds of football fans nationwide.
There is a genuine expectancy of Brazil whenever they enter a competition. Second-best is not accepted from those who pull on the famous Canarinha and one bad match can define a career.
Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has a formidable task on his hands, having only taken up the job last month, with the five-time world champions barely registering inside the top 20 nations worldwide—according to FIFA rankings.
What, then, are the major issues facing the new manager ahead of the tournament in 18-months time?