Brazil look to close out a satisfying 2013 with victory over Chile as the two South American sides clash in an international friendly in Toronto.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has stamped his authority on this Brazil side and the players have responded with some good results, which have been significantly marked by the Confederations Cup title courtesy a mauling of Spain in the final.
"Now, as the year ends, we are looking forward to the World Cup," Scolari said. "You can say Santa is coming late this time around, because we wished we could play right now.
"It was a profitable year. We started with Russia, England, France and Italy. Games that we used to build on our team strategy, and later sharpened during the Confederations Cup."
Brazil, who beat Honduras 5-0 on Friday, have had to be content with playing friendlies, owing to the fact that they automatically qualified as hosts of the 2014 World Cup, but Scolari has been satisfied with the side's progress and wants to end 2013 on a high note with a victory over Chile.
"I didn't expect the players to be as comfortable as they are right now," Scolari said. "Today, I can say the team is complete. Year 2013 is met with a positive evaluation from this group. But we have to beat Chile, one of the best opponents to play against this season, for it to end even better.
"We still have December, January, February before our next match. If we can close this one out with a win, we will have even more tranquility to think about these remaining months [before the World Cup]."
Chile will be high on confidence as well, having eased past England in a friendly at Wembley and a win over Brazil, a side they haven't beaten in the last 11 games, will help further instill the belief that they can cause quite a bit of damage at the World Cup.
"We have to believe that Chile have a chance [at the World Cup]. It is not a home tournament but we must take advantage of it being in South America," Sanchez told The Daily Express. "We will not have to adjust to the conditions as much as other nations."
Where to Watch Live
The game is scheduled for a 6.30 am IST start on Wednesday morning with no live coverage in India. To catch the action live streaming online through Bein Sport in the U.S. click HERE. To watch it live online via Al Jazeera Sport in the Middle East and North Africa, click HERE. To live stream it in the U.K. via the BT Sport online player, click HERE.