If we say, Brazil is a football giant how many of you will agree with us? I guess, 90% of our readers will agree with this statement of ours. Since the childhood, whenever I use to hear the term Football World Cup, the first image appeared in my mind was the Brazilian legend Ronaldo. Without any doubt, Brazil is the best football team in the world and personally my all-time favorite. Although we’ve witnessed some bad performances by Brazil in the past, their overall records and performance are always surprising.
Brazil is currently #2 position in FIFA men’s ranking and is one of the favorites for the 2018 FIFA World that will be played in Russia. In this post, we have gathered Brazil World Cup records, facts, and figures.
Brazil World Cup Facts and Figures:
|Total World Cup Appearances||20|
|Total Matches Played||104|
|Most matches played||Cafu (20)|
|Top Goal Scorer||Ronaldo (15)|
Brazil World Cup Records:Brazil is the only team to play all the 20 World Cups since 1930. Luckily they have also qualified for the 2018 World Cup. Brazil has played 7 finals of the World Cups and is in the second place. Germany is on top with 8 appearances in the Final match of the tournament. Brazil has won the most number of World Cups, i.e., 5. They have won 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002 World Cups. Germany is on number 2 with 4 World Cup titles. Brazil is the only team to finish all the tournament as one of the Top Sixteen teams. Brazil is one of the 2 teams who has won 2 consecutive World Cups, i.e., 1958 & 1962. The other team is Italy. Brazilian Legend Pelé is the only player who has won 3 World Cup championships. He was the part of the Brazilian team in 1958, 1962, and 1970 World Cups.
Famous Right-back/Center-back Cafu is the only player who has played 3 World Cup Final matches, i.e., 1994, 1998, and 2002. With the age of 17 years and 249 days, Pelé became the youngest player to play a final match in 1958 World Cup. Pelé is not only the youngest goal-scorer in the FIFA World Cup History but also he holds the record of the youngest hat-trick scorer and the youngest goal-scorer in a Final match. Cafu also has a negative record in his pocket. He is one of the two players who has received the most number of cards. i.e., 6. The other one is Zinedine Zidane. Brazil was unbeatable during 7 World Cup tournaments and not a single team was able to beat them. They have also won 70 matches in World Cup history, that is more than any other team.
Brazil in 2018 FIFA World Cup:
Brazil is drawn into the Group E along with Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. Their group doesn’t look much difficult but the game is always unpredictable so you can never say who will win the match.
Brazil Group Matches in FIFA 2018:
17 June 2018: Brazil vs Switzerland
22 June 2018: Brazil vs Costa Rica
27 June 2018: Brazil vs Serbia
Our prediction about Brazil:
As per our prediction, Brazil will be among one of the Top 3 Teams.
Thank you: Wikipedia