Brazilian national soccer team
| Home leotard
| OS Canarinhos|
|Confederação Brasileira de Futebol|
|of Carlo Alberto Parreira, since 2003|
|record goal scorer|
|first international match|
| Argentina 3:0 Brazil |
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 20. August 1914)
| Brazil 9:0 Colombia|
(Lima, Peru; 23. March 1957)
| Argentina 6:1 Brazil |
(Buenos Aires, Argentina; 5. March 1940)
| final round participation: 17 (first: 1930)|
Best result: World champion 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
| final round participation: 29 (first: 1916)|
Best results: Winner 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004
the Brazilian national soccer team, called Seleção (=Auswahl), is with five world championships the most successful football - national team. The last WM-victory was reached 2002. Brazil participated as an only national team in each past world championship final round and is also the only crew, which could win a WM-title on a strange continent. However no title in the own country succeeded to the Brazilian selection.
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the first play took place 1914 against the English association crew Exeter town center and 2-0 one won. Despite later successes the initial occurrence of the crew was briliant only in the removing. This was partially because of internal differences over opinions of the Brazilian professional haven, which the Brazilian Fussballkonföderation did not make possible to set up a powerful crew. In particular disputes between the São Paulo - and Rio de Janeiro - meant Federal State football federations that the crew should consist only of players of one of the federations. Thus the Brazilian crew already in each case separated with the world championships 1930 and 1934 in the first round. But already at the WM 1938 Brazil with a strong third place could put the foundation-stone for further successes. With these WM wrote Leonidas Silva history there, by being able to obtain as first players in only one play four gates.
1950 were Brazil host of the first world championship after that 2. World war. Brazil had hardly suffered contrary to the European competition from the Second World War. The football enterprise had practically unimpaired kept running, and Brazil could fall back to a large number of talentierter players. Brazil applied therefore together with England as high favorite on the tournament victory. In the history of the soccer world championship it was unique that with these WM of the world champions in two group phases without a locking final play one determined. However the last group play between Brazil and Uruguay served as final of this tournament, with which Brazil would have already been sufficient an undecided. Before 199.854 fanatischen Cariocas in the Maracanã stadium of Rio de Janeiro went to Brazil first with 1:0 into guidance. Center of the second half adjusted Uruguay. To ten minutes before conclusion Uruguay the crucial hit succeeded at the victory and at the world championship. It was the darkest hour of the Brazilian football. The disappointment was larger never before or afterwards. How large it was, the fact occupies that the white play clothes carried as far as this day of the Brazilian national team “banished” is. The play is well-known since in South America as “Maracanazo “.
In order to forget the Maracanã defeat, for the WM 1954 the Brazilian crew was nearly completely replaced, had however nevertheless a trunk of good players, including Nile clay/tone Santos, Djalma Santos and Didi. Brazil separated however already in the quarter final approximately for 4 years the unbesiegten Hungary. The 4-2 defeat against the favorite of the Tuniers was with three red maps one of the hässlichsten WM-plays in football history and is well-known since as “battle of Berne.
With the soccer world championship 1958 in Sweden Brazil (among other things with the blood-young Pelé ) won its first world champion title, by defeating the hosts , Sweden in the final with 5:2. At the WM 1962 in Chile Brazil could defend its title.
At the WM 1966 in England the Brazilian crew list was impaired by sport-political influences. All larger Brazilian associations wanted to use the WM for their players than stage. In the last months of the preparation, coach Vicente Feola with 46 players had to work, from whom he could finally take only 22 also to England. This led to internal disputes and psychological load and settled in a to date worst presentation of Brazil with a world championship: Brazil separated as acting world champions already in the Vorrunde. The obsolete crew was not to be achieved after injury-conditioned separating Pelés in a the position in the group phase against Hungary and Portugal a victory. With the separating of Brazil the title favorite had surprisingly eliminated.
After Pelé had withdrawn and other star from the Brazilian national team, Brazil could not become generally accepted at the WM 1974 in the entscheidenen play of the intermediate round against the “total football “of the Netherlands. Brasilen terminated the Tunier on that 4. Place and could not defend thus the title.
The world championship 1978 was disputed from view of the Brazilians. In the second group phase Brazil competed with the host Argentina around the first place entitling to the final participation. The later world champion Argentina qualified itself by 6-0 over Peru only due to the gate relationship for the final. The Brazilians criticized the fact that the Peruvian Torwart Ramón Quiroga, in Argentina born into which five preceding plays had taken only six gates and Argentina in the past Tunierverlauf could obtain likewise only six gates. A failure was from both sides answered in the negative. And because Brazil had remained in this Tunier the only ungeschlagene crew, many Brazilians see their crew as the moral winner.
With the world championship 1982 the national team with talents such as Zico , Falcão and Sócrates , under the coach Telê Santana showed football which can be beautiful-regarded. They won their group of the first group phase and struck then Argentina 3-1 in second, for the semi-final entscheidenen, group phase. An undecided would have handed the WM-favorite for getting ahead, but in a classical author it was enough for WM-history only to 3-2 against Italy. Paolo Rossi obtained thereby all three hits for the later world champion.
1986 in Mexico could tie Brazil, after Telê Santana and some players had withdrawn, not to the bezaubernde achievement of the previous WM. Brazil lost in the quarter final against France by penalty shootout with 4-5.
With the world championship 1990 Brazil from the up to then little admitted Sebastião Lazaroni trained. The Brazilians created it with a play way unusually defensive for it to get over the Vorrunde without loss. In eighth final Brazil separated despite tournament achievement best in this play. They assigned chance around chance and had nevertheless to the South America rival struck to give oneself: A combination of Maradona and Caniggia nine minutes before the end gave the flatterful victory to Argentina.
Only later, at the WM 1994 in the USA, the “Seleção” their fourth title could get 24 years. For the first time in a WM-final a penalty shootout had to decide on the world championship in the play against Italy. Brazil won this with 3:2. After 0:3 - final defeat at the WM 1998 against host France won Brazil its fifth WM-title at the WM 2002 in Japan and South Korea. In the final Brazil won against the crew second-follow-richest with world championships: Germany. It was at the same time that first times that the national teams of Brazil and all-German country faced each other with a soccer world championship, before was already the selection of the GDR with the WM 1974 opponents of the Seleção.
the already legendary yellow-blue leotards after the defeat disgraceful for Brazil with the soccer world championship 1950 in the own country against Uruguay were only sketched. Before the Seleção in white leotards played.
participation of Brazil at soccer world championships (18 times)
France and Brazil participated as only nations in all past world championships. However the Frenchmen failed already several times in the qualification, while the Brazilians always qualified themselves.
|1930 in Uruguay||Vorrunde|
|1934 in Italy||round of the last sixteen|
|1938 in France||of third|
|1950 in Brazil||second|
|1954 in Switzerland||quarter finals|
|1958 in Sweden||world champion|
|1962 in Chile||world champion|
|1966 in England||Vorrunde|
|1970 in Mexico||world champion|
|1974 in Germany||of fourth|
|1978 in Argentina||third|
|1982 in Spain||intermediate round|
|1986 in Mexico||quarter final|
|1990 in Italy||round of the last sixteen|
|1994 in the USA||world champions|
|1998 in France||second|
|2002 in South Korea/Japan||world champion|
|2006 in Germany||*|
- football WM (5) - 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Copa América (7) - 1919, 1922, 1949, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2004
- Konföderationen cup (2) - 1997, 2005
of current cadres: Konföderationen cup 2005/Brasilien
the woman national team already with world championships participated.
They participated in the olympic football tournament 2004 in Athens and lost the final against the USA with 1:2 after extension.
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- homepage of the Brazilian football federation (haven.)
- to table of all A-international matches of the Brazilian national team (English)