Expectations will be sky high for Tite's men, with the South Americans just three wins away from a first World Cup title since 2002.
In attack, they lack the world-class edge that Zlatan Ibrahimovic once brought but they are big and strong and keep pumping balls into the box until one falls right for them.
Neymar has attracted a lot of negative attention in Russian Federation due to his diving and time wasting during matches.
Sweden are another side boasting defensive solidity, and England will need to improve on their attacking performance against Colombia if they are to break their quarter-final opponents down.
And on Saturday, England face their biggest match for a generation when they take on Sweden in Samara, before Russian Federation and Croatia go head to head in Sochi.
But here they are after a huge upset win over Spain in a shootout to take on a squad in Croatia that faced their sternest test thus far when they defeated Denmark in the opening round of the knockout stage.
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"During my time with England we met them four times".
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said the stoppages caused by Neymar's antics stalled his team during their 2-0 last-16 loss to Brazil, claiming the Paris Saint-Germain forward's reaction to Miguel Layun stepping on his leg was a "shame for football".
"But I ask you, can we get out Belgium who is a smaller country than 40m?"
A World Cup that has delivered its fair share of shocks and upsets continued that trend in the Round of 16, particularly the ousting of favourites Spain by outliers Russian Federation.
Maybe now, at the quarterfinal stage, the brilliance of Neymar's play will do all the talking.
Uruguay on the other hand have scored also scored 7 goals at the World Cup with Edinson Cavani scoring three goals for them.