No country will enter this summer's competition with more pressure on their shoulders than hosts Brazil, with last year's unexpected Confederations Cup success only raising expectation levels that were already set sky high.
The Selecao are always a side to beat in World Cup competition, having won the competition a record five occasions. No other nation can claim to have their footballing pedigree.
Picking the right squad for this summer's tournament, then, is all the more important, and that pressure falls solely on the broad shoulders of 2002 World Cup champion, head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
He has experience on his side and has fostered a terrific atmosphere within the squad in a remarkably short period of time. Which 23 men, though, are likely to receive their call to duty on home soil this summer?
Bleacher Report takes a look at Brazil's likely World Cup squad.