Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar will reclaim his position for the five-time champion when the Seleção open its FIFA World Cup campaign, despite missing Monday's final warm-up romp over Tanzania.
Tottenham's Heurelho Gomes stepped in for the 5-1 win in Dar Es Salaam after Cesar had to go off in last week's 3-0 win over Zimbabwe with a back problem.
Since then the Inter Milan goalkeeper has been undergoing physiotherapy and swimming sessions at the team's Hotel Fairway headquarters outside Johannesburg and working with goalkeeping coach Wendell Ramalho.
But coach Dunga made it clear on TuesdaY that Julio Cesar is his first choice for next Wednesday morning's (AEST) Group G opener against North Korea. Brazil later face Portugal and Côte d'Ivoire.
Brazil head coach Luis Felipe Scolari has conceded his team was 'lost for almost 20 minutes' during its 2-0 win over Mexico at the FIFA Confederations Cup.