Brazil have always been more famous for their offensive flair than for their ability to defend, but at the upcoming World Cup, they are set to boast one of the most formidable back lines in the tournament.
Competition for places is tough, with a number of top quality players vying for each position.
Should manager Luiz Felipe Scolari opt to use a four-man back line, as expected, there are only five starting spots (including goalkeeper) available.
Who will grab them?
Here are the defenders who are likely to narrowly miss out, and thus be used as backups on the bench:
Subs: Maxwell, Maicon, Dante, Rafinha, Jefferson, Victor, Marquinhos.