Pressure is a fact of life when you pull on the shirt of the Brazil national team, with no country's supporters more expectant than the hordes of fans that the Selecao attract to every game.
Never is that truer than at a World Cup, with the five-time champions always expected to challenge for the title. On home soil, meanwhile, that expectation will be increased dramatically.
If Brazil are to reach the final and claim success, though, there are a number of stages they will need to overcome first. It will be far from straightforward.
Hypothetically, then, who will Brazil face in the coming weeks if they are to achieve their ultimate aim?