The sinking feeling among a legion of die-hard fans has been shrugged off after Brazil dispelled doubts over their tournament credentials with a show, which has brought the wide grin back on the faces of their free-spirited supporters in the ongoing FIFA World Cup. (Brazil vs Cameroon: As it happened)
A 4-1 demolition of Cameroon in their last round robin game last night, after a none-too-impressive goalless outing against Mexico, meant the five-time champions were well and truly back. (Neymar hails Brazil's best performance)
And with the result, came back the country's confidence in the team, which entered the ongoing edition as one of the firm favourites.