Sudamericana Brasil 1: Santos, Inter, Flamengo, Sao Caetano, Palmeiras and Cruzeiro
The Libertadores finalist and current brasilian champions are simply loaded. They haven't lost any important player in the transfer market this summer. They want to get their 1st international title in about 40 years.
Top players and newcomers: Diego, Robinho, Ricardo Oliveira. Renato, Alex, Fabio Costa, Elano.
The popular team from Porto Alegre is usually a dissapointment when it comes to win something at national or international level, but they are pretty good at the regional level.
Top players and newcomers: Daniel Carvalho, Nilmar, Clayton, Gavilan.
The most popular in Brasil has been going through hard times in recent years. They have not won an international title in over 20 years. The arrival of Oswaldo de Oliveira as coach signals a new process. They will have a very hard time getting to the quarters.
Top players and newcomers: Edilson, Julio Cesar, Fernando Baiano, Igor
One of the best and more consistent teams in Brasil over the last few years. Unlike other Brasilian clubs they are example of organization. Not many stars but very tough to beat.
One of the big teams in Brasilian football but having one of the worst spells in it's sporting life. Playing 2nd division !!! When not long ago was disputing the Libertadores final.
Leaders of the Brasileirao with a tremendous attack line, though they did lose a very good striker in Deivid this summer. As long as Alex is comanding their midfield they will be contenders.
Top players and newcomers: Alex, Aristizabal, Cris, Maldonado, Alex Dias