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The Barcelona defender is optimistic about the Selecao's chances this summer and says that they do not feel any extra pressure despite carrying the hopes of the home fans

Dani Alves insists that Brazil are not "obsessed" with winning the World Cup for a sixth time this summer but says that Luiz Felipe Scolari's men are brimming with confidence after last year's Confederations Cup triumph.

The South Americans last won the competition in 2002 but have failed to survive the quarter-finals in their last two attempts.

Brazil remain the most successful national team in the world, though, and are keen to satisfy the home fans in 2014.

"We are not at all obsessed with the hexa. Neither are we under pressure to achieve it. It's natural to expect a Brazilian triumph, especially when we are playing at home," Alves told the Times of India.

"Our performances in the Confederations Cup were an eye-opener for everyone. Beating Italy, Uruguay and Spain, three World Cup champions in back-to-back matches, to lift the trophy is always special. It boosted our confidence tremendously.

"Brazil play every tournament with the sole intention of winning it. We are always confident. We shall be playing at home, which should be an added advantage.

"On the other side, though, the pressure will mount if we play poorly even in one match. The crowd is not going to spare us. However, the experience of the Confederations Cup says that it should go well for us."

The defender admits that there have been problems organising the tournament but has little doubt that the fans will be right behind Brazil once the World Cup kicks off.

"Yes, there are problems," Alves continued. "The majority of our population is not happy with the way things have gone but they are equally interested in supporting us and we shall try our best to give them what they want - their cup of joy."