Perhaps motivated by the humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup in — gulp! — Brazil, this storied side seems determined to make a strong showing in 2018. Brazil’s coach, the mononymous Tite, took the reins two years ago, sparked a nine-game winning streak, and turned an underperforming team into an absolute juggernaut. It’s not all good news for the jogo bonito practitioners, however: Superstar midfielder Neymar is still recuperating from a February foot injury and will have to scramble to get back to full strength. His supporting cast, however, is stellar: Dani Alves, Phillippe Coutinho, and Willian are just a few of the big names that make Brazil so dangerous.
Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.
More World Cup Squads
For more FOTO stories directly in your inbox, sign up for our weekly newsletter.