World Cup 2010: Brazil

World Cup 2010: BRAZIL

FIFA ranking: 2

Overall World Cup record: 64-14-14

Coach: Dunga


Best performance: Winner, 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