Brazil midfielder Lucas Leiva believes England are capable of tasting World Cup glory in South Africa.
The Liverpool ace feels the Three Lions have been reinvigorated under the guidance of Fabio Capello, claiming they now 'play as a team'.
He will get the opportunity to see just how far they have progressed under their Italian coach when Brazil face England in a friendly contest in Doha on Saturday.
That game promises to show how both sides are shaping up ahead of next summer's World Cup, with preparations for a tilt at global glory now well underway.
Lucas said: "I think England are a top-level side. We have a lot of respect for them. We know all the players very well.
"They are playing for the big teams in maybe the best league in the world. It will be a good game for both sides to see the level they are at because we are so close to the World Cup now.
"Is this England's best chance of winning the World Cup? I think so. Of course, England have always had a good squad but I think the last results have really shown the quality.
"Now they play as a team. They have great players like Frank Lampard and my Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard who are always dangerous.
"We hope we can beat England but know it will be a really hard game. They have been very impressive in qualifying for the World Cup."
While happy to pay homage to the impact Capello has made on England, Lucas also believes that Brazil have benefitted from their time spent under the guidance of former national skipper and World Cup winner Dunga.
He said: "Brazil have a lot of quality and skilful players but are also trying to defend well, That is the key for any team and we will try to do that against England.
"Dunga has improved us a lot. He has tried to help all the players. He has improved everything.
"With Brazil, people expect you to play with skill and flair all the time but with Dunga we are looking to play as a team with everyone helping each other."