But while that might make you think that they're something of a New England Patriots/Golden State Warriors/Evil Empire of the sport, this team is undeniably likable.
Brazil have lost only one game out of 20 since Tite was appointed in June 2016 and have regained their confidence which was shattered by the 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany at the last World Cup.
Brazil are my favourites. There can be nothing taken away from Group-E, especially with predictions, considering the quality all four teams have. Austria presented a similar challenge and indeed they showed that Coutinho's presence could leave them more vulnerable to counter-attacks. Their last group match is against Serbia on June 27.
The said match was his first competitive appearance since going on the sidelines with a fractured metatarsal while playing for the Ligue 1 champions in February.
Brazil would still have a great shot at progressing far in the tournament without Neymar, but they'll need him to be at his best to win the whole thing. Philippe Coutinho was also on the scoresheet on Sunday, and Willian, Douglas Costa and Roberto Firmino can be called upon.
"I don't know Neymar's limits", he said. They have brilliant options in their goalkeepers, defenders and central midfielder.
Tite has so far brought back the mojo in this Brazil squad but will this be enough to lift the World Cup
"He allows Marcelo, Neymar and the other attacking players to have more freedom".
Brazil had endured trying times in the qualifying campaign and faced the risk of not qualifying before former coach Dunga was sacked. It was as if this team lacked any direction, leadership and tactical nous.
Yet, the 57-year-old coach remains little-known outside his own country where he has spent almost entire career, coaching more than 10 teams, and including three stints at Corinthians where he made his name.
Tite was fresh blood injected in this frailing Brazilian squad, which was torn between traditional tactics and expertise.
"The concentration and competitiveness of the team was laudable", Brazil coach Tite told reporters. With players such as Marcelo of Real Madrid and Filipe Luis of Atletico Madrid in the wing-back positions, the team is well equipped to transition from defence into attack and vice-versa in the blink of an eye.
Neymar, the world's most expensive player, joined fellow stars Lionel Messi of Argentina and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo on Russian soil as the clock ticks down to Thursday's curtain-raiser between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.