Brazil have completed stage one of their mission. They have reached the knockout rounds of the 2014 World Cup and are now just four games from being crowned champions of the world for a sixth time.
Thus far, though, performances have not always met expectations. However, there have been individuals within the selecao's ranks who have already lit up the tournament.
With three games down, it is a good opportunity to assess the players' contributions to date and assess who have been the standout performers.
Here, Bleacher Report ranks the players by performance thus far.