THE BOSS TITE
The 7-1 humiliation by Germany at their home World Cup was a national tragedy but Tite has transformed Brazil into one of the most feared sides once more. He has lost just one of his 21 games in charge.
THE STAR NEYMAR
Unquestionably the talisman of this team. He inspired Brazil to Olympic gold in Rio two years ago and has a great chance for more glory. Scored in the warm-up win over Croatia at Anfield, allaying fears that the PSG forward would not recover in time from his foot injury.
THE PROSPECT GABRIEL JESUS
The Man City striker (right), 21, will be licking his lips at the number of chances this side creates.
When Neymar was injured in the 2014 quarter-finals, it felt like Brazil’s hopes had been extinguished. Now there are quality players everywhere you look in Jesus, Philippe Coutinho and Willian.
While they have failed to score just three times under Tite, each match was against a side who packed their defence.