The opening ceremony is in exactly 30 days, and most of the teams have already released their rosters.
In Brazil‘s case, there weren’t any surprises. Head-coach Felipão was loyal to his previous comments stating that 80% of the seleção for the 2014 World Cup would be the same as the one used in the 2012 Confederations Cup. Of course, some may be wondering how come some important players like Ronaldinho, Kaka, and Robinho are not going to be part of it, but if you have been following Brazil’s late development, their absence should not come as a surprise.
Brazil, benefiting from a wide range of World Cup caliber players, Felipão opted for putting together a team that has been playing together for a while and that he knows he can trust. With the leadership of tough and hard working center backs like Thiago Silva and David Luis, the 2014 Brazilian World Cup squad still relies heavily on the talent of inspired forward Neymar, despite his late injuries and struggles with Barcelona.
Make sure that you check the squad that your country is sending to the 2014 World Cup, and let us know what you think of it. Any big surprises?