President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he's so confident of Brazil's chances in the World Cup that he is already planning to be at the final on 11 July.
Of course, Silva said he would have to attend the final in Johannesburg anyway - at least for ceremonial reasons - since Brazil will be the host country for the 2014 World Cup.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Silva said he is a big fan of Brazil coach Dunga, who has emphasised team play and defence for the five-time World Cup champion. Silva said he also supports Dunga's decision to leave AC Milan star Ronaldinho off the team in the run-up to the World Cup.
Ronaldinho and Kaka have been excluded from Brazil's 23-man squad for next month's FIFA Confederations Cup.