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World Cup 2014 Brazil National Team

  • FIFA country code: BRA
  • FIFA member since: 1923
  • Confederation: CONMEBOL
  • Confederation member since: 1916
  • Association: Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
  • In English: Brazilian Football Confederation
  • Association founded: 1914
  • Most caps: Cafu (142)
  • Top scorer: Pelé (77)
  • 1st World Cup win: 4-0 Bolivia in Uruguay ’30
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Preguinho (1930)
  • World Cup top scorer: Ronaldo (15)
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World Cup 2014 Brazil Schedule Group A

MatchDateTimeCityCountry ResultsCountry
112/0617:00São PauloWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil teamBrazil3-1CroatiaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia team
213/0613:00NatalWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico teamMexico1-0CameroonWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon team
1717/0616:00FortalezaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil teamBrazil0-0MexicoWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico team
1818/0618:00ManausWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon teamCameroon0-4CroatiaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia team
3323/0617:00BrasiliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon teamCameroon1-4BrazilWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil team
3423/0617:00RecifeWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia teamCroatia1-3MexicoWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico team

On the 30th of October 2007, it was announced that Brazil would be the World Cup host in 2014. This means the World Cup 2014 Brazil national team automatically qualified and became automatically the first team in group A.

 TeamMPWDLGFGAPts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil teamBrazil3210727
World Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico teamMexico3210417
World Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia teamCroatia3102663
World Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon teamCameroon3003190

World Cup 2014 Brazil Players

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The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Brazil national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Júlio César
Jefferson
Victor
Dante
David Luiz
Henrique
Thiago Silva
Daniel Alves
Maicon
Marcelo
Maxwell
Fernandinho
Hernanes
Luiz Gustavo
Oscar
Paulinho
Ramires
Willian
Bernard
Fred
Hulk

Neymar
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Head Coach: Luiz Scolari (Brazilian)
Captain: Thiago Silva

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Brazil World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: ALL of them (19)

YearRoundPositionGPWDLGSGA
1930Group Stage6210152
1934First Round14100113
1938First Round353111411
1950Final26411226
1954Quarter-Finals5311185
1958Champions16510164
1962Champions16510145
1966Group Stage11310246
1970Champions16600197
1974Semi-Finals4732264
1978Semi-Finals37430103
1982Second Round55401156
1986Quarter-Finals55410101
1990Round of 169430142
1994Champions17520113
1998Final274121410
2002Champions17700184
2006Quarter-Finals55401102
2010Quarter-Finals6531194
Best/TotalChampions19767151521088

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

2002 – Final: Aside from winning the World Cup by beating Germany with 0-2, Brazil won every single match with only 4 goals scored against them.

Worst Performance

1934 – First round: Brazil lost their only 1934 World Cup match against Spain with 3-1, which resulted in the 14th position.

Did You Know Brazil:

  • Has the following nicknames: A seleção (The Selection), Seleção Canarinha, Verde-Amarela (Green and Yellow), Pentacampeões (Five Time Champions) and by foreigners: yellow canaries
  • Is the 4th country to win a World Cup
  • Is the only country to have participated in each World Cup
  • Is the only country to have won the World Cup Final 5 times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002
  • Is the only country together with Germany which has played 3 World Cup Finals in a row (1994, 1998, 2002)

  • Is the 2nd country and last country so far to have won 2 World Cups in a row
  • Has the most World Cup wins (67) and goals (210)
  • Is the only country (besides Argentina) to have won the World Cup away from its continent (1958 Sweden and 2002 Japan/South Korea)
  • Is the only country to have won the World Cup in 4 different continents (Europe, South America, North America, Asia)
  • Was allowed to keep the Jules Rimet trophy after having won the World Cup 3 times
  • Has a long time rivalry with Argentina, Uruguay, Italy and France
  • Striker Preguinho is the first South American World Cup goal scorer, which is scored in their first 1930 World Cup match against Yugoslavia (1-2)
  • Forward Waldemar de Brito is the first World Cup player to have missed a penalty (against Spain in the 1934 World Cup)
  • Player Waldemar de Brito is acknowledged to have discovered Pelé in Pelé’s early football days
  • Played against Italy in 1938 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Centre back Domingos da Guia who played in the 1938 World Cup, is the father of Ademir da Guia who played in the 1974 World Cup
  • Played against Uruguay in 1950 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Lost the infamous 1950 World Cup Final (also called Maracanaço) against Uruguay which traumatized the entire country
  • Started to use their famous yellow jerseys for the first time in the 1954 World Cup
  • Brazilian trainer Zezé Moreira (1954) is the brother of Brazilian trainer Aymoré Moreira (1962): The only brothers who have coached the same country in a World Cup
  • Lost a memorable 1954 World Cup Quarter-Final match (also called Battle of Bern) against Hungary which included violent behaviour  and fighting, which continued in the dressing rooms
  • Played the first World Cup match where 0 goals were scored (against England in the 1958 World Cup)
  • Played against France in 1958 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Is the only non-European country to have won a World Cup in Europe (in 1958)
  • Captain Hilderaldo Bellini is the first champion (in 1958) to lift the Jules Rimet trophy up high, he did this so the journalists could see it but the gesture became a symbol of triumph
  • Forward Pelé is so far the youngest player in World Cup history to have scored a hat-trick with the age of 17 and 244 days (against France in the 1958 World Cup)

  • Goalkeeper Gilmar is the first and only goalkeeper so far to have won 2 consecutive World Cups (1958,1962) in the starting position
  • Forward José Altafini participated in the 1958 World Cup for the Brazilian team but switched to the Italian team for the 1962 World Cup since ‘Brazil never called on players who were based overseas’ and he didn’t want to miss the World Cup
  • Didn’t make it to the 2nd round in the 1966 World Cup, while they won the 1962 and 1970 World Cup Final
  • Is the 2nd country which didn’t make it to the 2nd round (1966 World Cup) after having won the previous World Cup (1962)
  • Has a former national footballer who is the only player to have won a World Cup 3 times: The one and only Pelé (1958, 1962, 1970)
  • Player Pelé and German Uwe Seeler are the only players who have scored in 4 World Cups, coincidentally both in 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970
  • Never lost a match when both Pelé and Garrincha were playing
  • Forward Vavá is the first player to have scored a goal in 2 Finals (1958, 1962)
  • Winger Garrincha is the first player to have won the Golden Boot, Golden Ball and the tournament (in 1962) (after the Golden Ball was retrospectively awarded)
  • Forward Pelé was tackled fiercely and brutally during the 1966 World Cup group matches, and after the elimination he vowed never to participate in a World Cup again (he changed his mind and participated 4 years later)

  • Player/trainer Mario Zagallo is the first person to have won the World Cup Final as a player (1958) and as a coach (1970)
  • Forward Jairzinho is the 4th and last player so far in World Cup history to have scored in every match (1970 World Cup)
  • Right back Carlos Alberto is the first captain to kiss the Jules Rimet trophy before lifting it up after winning the Final (in 1970)
  • Played against Argentina in 1974 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Lost an infamous 1982 World Cup 2nd round match against Italy (2-3) which is considered as 1 of the best World Cup matches ever
  • Team from the 1982 World Cup is considered as 1 of the few greatest teams to have never won a World Cup
  • Midfielder Sócrates played in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup and his brother Raí in the 1994 World Cup
  • Was eliminated in the 1990 World Cup Round of 16 match against Argentina with 1-0, which is their only loss against Argentina so far in World Cup history
  • Almost didn’t qualify directly for the 1994 World Cup, in the last qualification match against Uruguay Romario scored the 2 winning goals
  • Forward Bebeto celebrated his famous goal in the 1994 Quarter-Final against the Netherlands as he was cradle-rocking an imaginary baby, since his 3rd child, son Mattheus (named after German player Lothar Matthäus) was born 2 days before the match
  • Had to wait 24 years to win the World Cup for the 4th time (1994)
  • Is the first country to win a Final that ended with a penalty shootout (1994)
  • Striker Ronaldo joined the World Cup 1994 Brazilian team, but didn’t play any matches
  • Encountered Sweden a record amount of 7 times in a World Cup: (1938,1950,1958,1978,1990, 2x 1994), the same amount as Germany – Serbia World Cup encounters
  • Striker Romário had to miss the 1998 World Cup due to a muscular injury he didn’t recover from in time
  • Striker Ronaldo almost missed the 1998 World Cup Final due to an epileptic seizure which he suffered on the night before the Final
  • 1998 World Cup Final loss (3-0) was their first and only World Cup match so far which was lost with a goal difference of 3
  • Captain and player Cafu is the first and only player so far to have played in 3 World Cup Finals (1994,1998, 2002)
  • Player Ronaldo changed his hairstyle during the 2002 World Cup since his then young son thought player Roberto Carlos was his dad when seeing him on television, the new look had to avoid such confusion
  • Winger Denilson has the most appearances as a substitute in World Cup history: 11 times (1998-2002)
  • Striker Romario was considered to play the 2002 World Cup, but wasn’t selected due to indiscipline
  • Left back Roberto Carlos made an unfortunate mistake in the 2006 World Cup Quarter-Final match against France by tying his shoelaces during a free kick which resulted in the 1-0 final score for France
  • Right back Cafu received together with French player Zinedine Zidane the highest amount of cards: 6 yellow cards in total (1994-2006)
  • Received the most red cards in World Cup history: 11
  • Player Ronaldo is the number 1 World Cup top goalscorer with 15 goals since the 2006 World cup
  • Has the record of having won 11 consecutive World Cup matches: 7 matches were won in 2002 and 4 in 2006
  • Right back Cafu has won the most World Cup matches so far: 16 (1994-2006)
  • Has 7 players which have won the FIFA Golden Ball Award (Leônidas, Zizinho, Didi, Garrincha, Pelé, Romario, Ronaldo), more than any other country
  • Has 5 players which have won the FIFA Golden Boot Award (Leônidas, Ademir, Garrincha, Vavá, Ronaldo), more than any other country
  • Has 44 players which are included in the World Cup All-Star teams, more than any other country
  • Has won the FIFA Fair Play Trophy 4 times (1982, 1986, 1994, 2006), more than any other country
  • Is a seed country in the 2014 World Cup, meaning Brazil has been kept apart from other seed (top) countries which are placed in different groups
  • Will be based in Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

WhenWhatWho
1938Golden BallLeônidas
1938Golden Boot (7 goals)Leônidas
1938All-Star TeamDomingos da Guia
Leônidas
1950Golden BallZizinho
1950Bronze BallAdemir
1950Golden Boot (8 goals)Ademir
1950Bronze Boot (4 goals)Chico
1950All-Star TeamBauer
Jair
Zizinho
Ademir
1954All-Star TeamDjalma Santos
1958Golden BallDidi
1958Silver BallPelé
1958Silver Boot (6 goals)Pelé
1958Bronze Boot (5 goals)Vavá
1958Best Young Player AwardPelé
1958All-Star TeamDjalma Santos
Bellini
Nílton Santos
Didi
Pelé
Garrincha
1962Golden BallGarrincha
1962Golden Boot (4 goals)Garrincha
Vavá
1962Silver Boot (3 goals)Amarildo
1962All-Star TeamDjalma Santos
Zagallo
Zito
Vavá
Garrincha
1970Golden BallPelé
1970Silver BallGérson
1970Silver Boot (7 goals)Jairzinho
1970All-Star TeamCarlos Alberto
Gérson
Rivellino
Pelé
Jairzinho
1978Bronze BallDirceu
1978All-Star TeamDirceu
1982Silver BallFalcão
1982Bronze Boot (4 goals)Zico
1982FIFA Fair Play TrophyBrazil
1982All-Star TeamLuizinho
Júnior
Falcão
Zico
1986Silver Boot (5 goals)Careca
1986FIFA Fair Play TrophyBrazil
1986All-Star TeamJosimar
Júlio César
1994Golden BallRomário
1994Silver Boot (5 goals)Romário
1994FIFA Fair Play TrophyBrazil
1994Most Entertaining TeamBrazil
1994All-Star TeamJorginho
Márcio Santos
Dunga
Romário
1998Golden BallRonaldo
1998Bronze Boot (4 goals)Ronaldo
1998All-Star TeamRoberto Carlos
Dunga
Rivaldo
Ronaldo
2002Silver BallRonaldo
2002Golden Boot (8 goals)Ronaldo
2002Silver Boot (5 goals)Rivaldo
2002All-Star TeamRoberto Carlos
Rivaldo
Ronaldinho
Ronaldo
2006Bronze Boot (3 goals)Ronaldo
2006FIFA Fair Play TrophyBrazil
2006All-Star TeamZé Roberto
2010All-Star TeamMaicon

Curious which place FIFA gave Brazil in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Brazil has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Brazil in Action

Brazil Loses Memorable Final Against Uruguay – 1950 World Cup

‘A national tragedy’ for football’s biggest crowd

Brazil Defeats France With 2-5 in the Semi-Final – 1958 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Sweden With 2-5 in the Final – 1958 World Cup

Brazil Defeats England With 3-1 in the Quarter-Final – 1962 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Chile With 4-2 in the Semi-Final – 1962 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Czechoslovakia With 3-1 in the Final – 1962 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Peru With 4-2 in the Quarter-Final – 1970 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Uruguay With 1-3 in the Semi-Final – 1970 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Italy With 4-1 in the Final – 1970 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Argentina With 1-2 in the Second round – 1974 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Peru With 0-3 in the Second round – 1978 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Italy With 2-1 in the Match for the Third Place – 1978 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Argentina With 1-3 in the Second round – 1982 World Cup

Brasil 1982 – The 11 Greatest Goals

Brazil Defeats Poland With 4-0 in the Round of 16 – 1986 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Scotland With 1-0 – 1990 World Cup

Brazil Defeats USA With 1-0 in the Round of 16 – 1994 World Cup

Brazil Defeats the Netherlands With 2-3 in the Quarter-Final – 1994 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Sweden With 0-1 in the Semi-Final – 1994 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Italy With 3-2 in the Final – 1994 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Denmark With 3-2 in the Quarter-Final – 1998 World Cup

Brazil Defeats the Netherlands With 4-2 in the Semi-Final – 1998 World Cup


What went wrong for Brazil at France 98?

Brazil Defeats England With 1-2 in the Quarter-Final – 2002 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Turkey With 1-0 in the Semi-Final – 2002 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Germany With 0-2 in the Final – 2002 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Ghana With 3-0 in the Round of 16 – 2006 World Cup

Brazil Defeats Chile With 3-0 in the Round of 16 – 2010 World Cup

Ronaldo – All 15 Record World Cup Goals

Brazil Defeats Spain With 3-0 in the Final – 2013 Confederations Cup

Brazil: 2014 World Cup Profile

2014 World Cup Team Profile: BRAZIL

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