Cafu is in no doubt that Brazil will meet Germany in the final of this summer's World Cup.
The former Selecao skipper has the utmost respect for Joachim Low's men, who reached the semi-finals in South Africa in 2010 with a young side that drew praise for their attacking endeavour.
Cafu now believes that the Germans, with a further four years of experience under their belts, are now host nation Brazil's most likely opponents in Rio on July 13.
"Germany are a very strong team," the two-time World Cup winner told Sportinformations-Dienst.
"They are very highly rated here [in Brazil]. Germany have developed very well.
"We all believe in a final against Germany. They will definitely reach the final."
Cafu, who represented the likes of Roma and AC Milan during a stellar playing career, led Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Germany in the final of the 2002 World Cup.