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The talent available to coach Carlos Alberto Parreira means that Brazil must start the tournament as firm favourites. They are already the only nation to win consecutive World Cups and it will take a huge effort from an opponent to stop it happening again.
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2006 13:58 GMT
The talent available to coach Carlos Alberto Parreira means that Brazil must start the tournament as firm favourites. They are already the only nation to win consecutive World Cups and it will take a huge effort from an opponent to stop it happening again.

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

Source:
Aljazeera
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