And how could I forget Brazil?! The only side to win 5 world cups, the only side to win the World Cup outside their own continent, and in fact the only side to win World Cups on all four continents it's been held on so far (Asia, Europe, South America and North America). Could they add Africa to the list?
Dunga's got them playing well, which is unsurprising because as a player he was a key reason why the 1994 Brazil side won the tournament, despite the likes of Romario and Bebeto getting all the plaudits. He recognises, crucially, the role that defensive midfielders play to allow the others to work magic.
The problem for them could be that they are predominantly a side that wins games on the counter attack. Minnow nations won't attack Brazil. Countries like Spain, which keep the ball well, won't give it away enough to be worried about counter attacks, so Brazil may need to find ways to unlock teams.