2018 FIFA World Cup- Brazil Profile

Reuters

 

After a humiliating 7-1 semi-final exit to Germany on home soil in 2014. Brazil is targeting to go all the way at Russia 2018, Brazil boss Tite has worked well with the considerable talent available and has formed a strong team, led by PSG star Neymar. The question now remains if Brazil can win their sixth World crown. 

Trivia

  • Brazil are the only side to have played at every World Cup

  • Four Brazilians have won the Golden Boot at a World Cup. Ronaldo's eight goals at the 2002 World Cup was the last time. 

  • The last time Brazil did not make it out of the group stage was the 1966 tournament. 

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BRAZIL TEAM PROFILE

  • Formation- 1914

  • President- Antonio Carlos Nunes

  • Website-https://www.cbf.com.br

  • FIFA Ranking- 2

  • World Cup Appearances- 20

 

How did they qualify? 

Brazil became the first team to qualify from CONMEBOL. They eventually topped the group losing only one game. 

 

Coach 

 

Experienced tactician Tite has been instrumental in Brazil's upturn in fortunes. After being hired in summer 2016, the 56-year old coach oversaw nine straight qualification wins which ensured that Brazil became the first team from South America to make it to Russia 2018. 

Star Man

Neymar will be carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders heading into the tournament. The PSG attacker has missed the back end of the season with an ankle injury and should be fully fit for his second World Cup appearance. 

Preparation (2018 matches)

  1. Russia 0 Brazil 3

  2. Germany 0 Brazil 1

  3. Brazil 2 Croatia 0

  4. Austria 0 Brazil 3

World Cup History

 

This will be Brazil's 21st appearance at a World Cup. In fact, they have been at every World Cup since the start of the competition. Whilst Brazil have won the competition a record five times (1958, 1962, 1970,1994 & 2002)

Group stage schedule

 

6/17 Brazil Vs Switzerland

 21:00 pm

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6/22 Brazil Vs Costa Rica

 15:00 pm

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 6/27 Serbia Vs Brazil

 21:00 pm

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Squad list

 

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

Defenders: Danilo (Manchester City), Fagner (Corinthians), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos (both Paris St-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan) Pedro Geromel (Gremio).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

Forwards: Neymar Jr (Paris St-Germain), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).

 

 


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