Brazil defender Daniel Alves expects tough games at the FIFA World Cup™ but believes his team's "quality and creativity" will be decisive. A Seleção, as usual, are among the favourites to win the tournament in South Africa.

"Although everyone knows how we play, Brazil have the capacity to surprise opponents. What is important is to be ready for the opportunities we get. I think what makes our national team different is the quality and creativity that it has," said Alves.

The Barcelona defender, meanwhile, has defended Brazil coach Dunga's tactics.

"To make changes would only drive us away from our path. We are on the right track and we have to finish in the same manner," said the Barcelona defender.

Brazil kick off their tournament against Korea DPR on Monday in Johannesburg, before further Group G games against Côte d'Ivoire and Portugal.