The Botafogo custodian says Luiz Felipe Scolari's side are ready to confirm themselves as favourites for the title, and that colleague Julio Cesar has earned his place as No.1Botafogo goalkeeper Jefferson says Brazil are going into World Cup 2014 with one thing on their mind – to be crowned champions for the sixth time.
The Selecao are looking for their first triumph on home soil next month, hoping to banish the demons of 1950’s defeat to Uruguay that saw the country's South American rivals take the trophy at the Maracana.
Brazil have been transformed under coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after the 2002 World Cup-winning coach returned to the dugout for his second stint in November 2012, and Jefferson believes that Felipao can repeat the feat in 2014.
"Brazil are arriving with the respect from all other teams, we're going there to be champions,” said Jefferson.
“It's a good kind of pressure. We're focused in confirming our role as favourites. We have to remain as humble as we've always been. We're very strong right now.”
Brazil have won 12 of their 13 matches since they began a Confederations Cup campaign that would end in glory with a 3-0 defeat of Spain.
Goalkeeper Julio Cesar was recalled to the squad by Scolari after being left out by former coach Mano Menezes and Jefferson believes his 34-year-old colleague has proved himself worthy of a starting role.
"The no.1 is Julio César, for everything he's already done for the team,” Jefferson continued.
“We'll be training hard to try and show what we can do, but we need to respect Julio's history. I respect Felipao's decision very much.
"This is practically the same group as the one at the Confederations Cup and we've already become a family.
"I have played with Julio at Copa America 2011 and we've shown in the training sessions that we can be in the same group.
“Today, Brazil is very well served in the goalkeeping department.”