Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will settle for nothing less than World Cup victory on home soil next summer.
The Selecao take on Chile in Canada on Tuesday in their latest warm-up game, having beaten Honduras 5-0 in Miami on Saturday.
And while Scolari felt that scoreline was slightly misleading, he has set lofty goals for the tournament proper.
``Brazil will be champions,'' he said.
``If I didn't believe we could win the World Cup, I would not coach the team. I would be sitting at home.''
Midfielder Paulinho agreed with his coach and said: ``Our biggest goal is to be champions. We are working hard in each game to get the World Cup in good shape.
``Friendly matches are like finals to us because it is a big warm-up to the World Cup.''
The first assignment in the current international break could scarcely have gone better but a much tougher test awaits Brazil against the side ranked 12th in the world by FIFA, just one place below Scolari's side.
And the coach warned: ``The 5-0 score (against Honduras) did not reflect reality.
``It was a well-contested game and it could have been 2-0 or 3-0.
``Chile have great quality. They drew with Spain and then defeated England and all of them are high-level players.''
Chile downed England on Friday thanks to an Alexis Sanchez double and midfielder Marcelo Diaz is keen to follow that up with another good result against the World Cup hosts.
``Brazil are a great team and maybe better than England in individual talent,'' he said. ``We must get ready in the best possible way.
``We always say we have a great national team and we'll see what happens in the World Cup.
``We cannot rush things. We must keep working very, very hard to reach this important championship in the best shape.''
Midfielder Felipe Gutierrez added: ``The match will be useful to test ourselves in front of the coach as there will be few friendly games before the World Cup.''
Coach Jorge Sampaoli will be without Mauricio Isla, who has not recovered from a knee injury he picked up in the England clash, while Charles Aranguiz is an injury doubt.
Sanchez will have an individual incentive to build on his Wembley heroics after revealing a wager with Brazil winger Neymar, his Barcelona team-mate.
``We have a bet,'' said Sanchez. ``There is a dinner on the way and we'll see who has to pay for it.''