2018 FIFA World Cup: Brazil

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The world cup is incomplete without mentioning Brazil’s name. As one of the first countries to compete in the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup, Brazil holds the record of winning for most times. Being crowned five times in FIFA World Cup, Brazil has the all-time highest average football Elo-rating.

The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in all international football tournaments. Controlled and administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), they have been a member of FIFA since 1923 and a member of CONMEBOL since 1916.

Caption: Logo of Brazil's national football team

Brazil first came into the spotlight when they secured the third place in the 1938 World Cup after defeating Sweden with a score of 4-2. After Brazil’s success, they hosted the next World Cup of 1950 and climbed up to the finals where they became the runner-up.

Brazil’s first ever win was in the 1958 World Cup where they defeated Sweden with a score of 5-2. Brazil’s consecutive win laid in wait in the very next world Cup of 1962. In 1970, Brazil hoisted up the golden trophy once again and more wins came in Brazil’s path in the year 1994 and 2002.

Until 1970, if not the greatest football player in the history of football, Pelé led Brazil to most of the wins. These five wins made Brazil the most successful nation in the world of football. Brazil again hosted its second World Cup in 2014 where they landed on the fourth spot after losing with the Netherlands.

Caption: Pelé lifting the trophy after the win in 1970's final

As of 18 January 2018, Brazil holds the 2nd spot in the FIFA ranking. Brazil appeared for a total of 21 times in FIFA World Cup and won for five times. In the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifications, Brazil became the first team other than the host country to qualify after defeating Paraguay with a score of 3-0. Coached by the current coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi (Tite), the current Brazilian squad has 25 players.

Feel free to check out the details of the players that are given below:

Jersey number

Position

Player

Date of birth

Goals

1

Goalkeeper

Alisson

2 October 1992

0

16

Goalkeeper

Cassio

6 June 1987

0

23

Goalkeeper

Ederson

17 August 1993

0

2

Defender

Dani Alves (captain)

6 May 1983

7

14

Defender

Thiago Silva

22 September 1984

5

12

Defender

Marcelo

12 May 1988

6

3

Defender

Miranda

7 September 1984

1

13

Defender

Marquinhos

14 May 1994

0

22

Defender

Danilo

15 July 1991

0

6

Defender

Alex Sandro

26 January 1991

0

4

Defender

Jemerson

24 August 1992

0

19

Midfielder

Willian

9 August 1988

8

15

Midfielder

Paulinho

25 July 1988

11

17

Midfielder

Fernandinho

4 May 1985

2

20

Midfielder

Diego

28 February 1985

4

11

Midfielder

Philippe Coutinho

12 June 1992

8

8

Midfielder

Renato Augusto

8 February 1988

5

5

Midfielder

Casemiro

23 February 1992

0

18

Midfielder

Giuliano

31 May 1990

0

10

Forward

Neymar

5 February 1992

53

7

Forward

Douglas Costa

14 September 1990

3

21

Forward

Roberto Firmino

2 October 1991

5

9

Forward

Gabriel Jesus

3 April 1997

7

25

Forward

Diego Souza

17 June 1985

2

24

Forward

Taison

13 January 1988

1

 

 

 

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