With that in mind, it is set to change hands once again for Brazil's opening group stage game today, with Real Madrid's Marcelo set to lead out the Seleção for their match against Switzerland.
The South Americans were humiliated 7-1 by Germany in the last game in the tournament when they hosted it four years and will be seeking to make a statement in Russian Federation.
Even though Brazil and its stars including Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho all playing strong through the qualifiers and friendlies, they're up against a Swiss team ranked sixth in the world after winning 9 of 10 qualifiers.
Brazil's last World Cup ended in extreme sadness, and the Seleção are eager to turn the page when they face Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don, Russia on Sunday.
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The aim now is to become only the second South American nation to win the World Cup on European soil, after a Pele-inspired Selecao triumphed in Sweden in 1958. He's got to be very unlucky not to be in the team. Their service includes Fox Sports 1, Fox and Telemundo (in most markets) channels so you can stream the game with English or Spanish commentary.
Brazil doesn't have trouble scoring, while Switzerland does.
Pictures from 2014 of a 17-year-old Gabriel Jesus, brush in hand, helping to paint the street where he lived have been all over the social media.