Brazilian boss Luiz Felipe Scolari, himself a former Chelsea boss, has not messed around with his squad announcement. No preliminary squad needed, no training groups - just the 23 players he wants to take from the start … no messing.
He said there might be a surprise and there was. Napoli defender Henrique chosen despite not being a regular with Selecao and ahead of Atletico Madrid’s outstanding Miranda or Paris Saint-Germain’s protégé Marquinhos.
Luckily for the Chelsea boys that did not affect them. David Luiz, Oscar, Ramires and Willian, who only recently got back into the international fold, are all on the plane home this summer - while, barring injuries, Liverpool pair Lucas Leiva and Philippe Coutinho will have to just watch from afar.
But the Chelsea boys, well they are obviously delighted.
They have been on Twitter and Instagram already celebrating the news - now they will hope to lift the infamous trophy.
Here is some reaction from Chelsea’s Sloane Square Samba Stars:
oscar_emboaba I'm so happy now!!! I'm going to the Word cup, with Brazilian team!#copa2014 Obrigado meu Deus por realizar esse sonho, e obrigado a toda mha família, amigos e a toda povo brasileiro pela confiança !!!
Não tenho palavras para descrever esse momento! Feliz demais e orgulhoso por fazer parte da Seleção… http://t.co/qqXjVUSQ3W— Ramires (@Rami7oficial) May 7, 2014
I have no words to describe this moment! Too happy and proud to be part of Team ...
Viver esse momento é inexplicável! Quero agradecer a Deus, minha família e amigos! Farei de tudo para honrar meu povo! #oBrasilEstáEmCampo— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) May 7, 2014
Live this moment is inexplicable! I want to thank God, my family and friends! I will do everything to honor my people! # oBrasilEstáEmCampo