Thanks for the reply . But if you imply that there has not been a drop in quality of talent , I would beg to differ with you . Brasil may have talented players playing at top clubs but no way are they world class , only Neymar , Silva and to a certain extent Oscar are world class . The last squad participating in the WC which had world class players literally in all positions was in 2006 , there was a significant drop in quality in 2010 and 2014 showed the worst Brasilian side in recent times , hoping to win it all pining their chances on a 22 yeard old . I am not fully aware of all the players you mentioned but I guess they are not good enough to land as big a tournament as the WC based on their talent alone . And it is high time Brazil produced a world class striker , they have become much like Portugal in the last 2 WC-s which is a lot to say considering all the imperious no 9s we have seen over the years donning the canary yellow . All I hope to see is a compact Brasilian team adept at modern tactics , playing to their traditional strenghts , capable of switching formations and not relying solely on talent but a system to deliver the hexa , I really do hope Brasil comes back stronger because without Brasil at its best , football loses a lot of its sheen .