FIFA Ranking: 1

Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira

Key players: Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Kaka, Adriano

World Cup record: 18th appearance

Best Finish: Champion (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

Last appearance: Champion 2002

Qualifying route: Won the South American qualifying

Key question: Will the much heralded formation which accommodates the Big Four bear fruit?

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Dida 1
Rogerio Ceni 12
Julio Cesar 22
Defenders
Cafu 2
Lucio 3
Juan 4
Roberto Carlos 6
Cicinho 13
Luisao 14
Cris 15
Gilberto 16
Midfielders
Emerson 5
Kaka 8
Ze Roberto 11
Gilberto Silva 17
Edmilson 18
Juninho Pernambucano 19
Ricardinho 20
Forwards
Adriano 7
Ronaldo 9
Ronaldinho 10
Fred 21
Robinho 23

Group matches:

v Croatia, 19:00 GMT, Tuesday 13th June - Berlin

v Australia, 16:00 GMT, Sunday 18th June - Munich

v Japan, 19:00 GMT, Thursday 22nd June - Dortmund