World Cup: Brazil
(Lefteris Pitarakis / AP)

Brazil's players pose before a match against Ireland on March 2 at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Men's ranking: 2
Overall World Cup record: 64-14-14

Coach: Dunga
Best performance: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002

Overview: No country has won the World Cup more often than Brazil, which figures to be a solid favorite again. And it's easy to see why, given a star-studded roster that includes Kaka, striker Luis Fabiano and keeper Julio Cesar. Plus, Dunga's team is supremely confident given that it won last summer's Confederation Cup in South Africa. Brazil is also the only country to have participated in every World Cup in 18 previous tournaments. -- Kevin Baxter

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