Brazil national football team roster is one of the greatest teams in the world. They are even considered as the best teams because of their successfulness in winning 5 World Cup titles. They always have many good and skillful players especially strikers. Even though now Brazil has not won the World Cup for more than 15 years, they will always have big respects from other countries. So, it is very interesting to discuss their history, achievements, and legends.
About Brazil National Football Team
Talking about Brazil national football team nickname, they have some nickname. One of the most popular ones is A Selecao which means the choice. Besides that, they are also well-known as Canarinho which means small canary. Then, they are also called as Verde-Amarela which means yellow and green. Their official football association is named Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol or being abbreviated as CBF. The FIFA code is BRA.
Brazil, Most World Cup Titles
Brazil is always qualified in the World Cup from the first until the latest World Cup. The achievements are amazing where they got the most World Cup with 5 titles in 1959, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002. They also got the runner ups twice in 1950 and 1998. We certainly still remember that they almost win the World Cup in 1998 before they lose against French in the final. Fortunately, they played in the final again in the next World Cup and won it against Germany. After 2002, Brazil national football team has never reached the final in World Cup again.
Brazil in the Copa of America
In the Copa of America, Brazil quieted many times. However, their achievements are also impressive enough with 7 champion titles. They won it in 1919, 1922, 1949, 1969, 1997, 1999, 2004 and 2007. Even though they have impressive achievements in the Copa of America, people will more likely remember the Brazil national football team achievements in the World Cup.
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Best Team of Brazil National Football Team
There are many people who debate about the best team in Brazil. However, most people will say that they had the best team in 1970 where they won the World Cup after beating Italy in the final with the score of 4-1. Unfortunately, the players one by one passed away now. The squad of Brazil at that time include Felix, Carlos Alberto, Hercules Brito, Wilson Piazza, Everaldo, Clodoaldo, Gerson, Rivelino, Tostao, Jairzinho and of course the greatest Brazilian national football team legend: Pele. For World Cup 2018, you can see all Brazil Players Squad in this table.
Brazil Soccer Team Roster:
|Alex Muralha||10/11/1989||Flamengo RJ|
|Diego Alves||24/06/1985||Valencia CF|
|David Luiz||22/04/1987||Chelsea FC|
|Vitor Hugo||20/05/1991||SE Palmeiras|
|Fábio Santos||16/09/1985||Atlético Mineiro|
|Rodrigo Caio||17/08/1993||São Paulo FC|
|Filipe Luís||09/08/1985||Atlético Madrid|
|Geromel||21/09/1985||Grêmio Porto Alegre|
|Marcos Rocha||11/12/1988||Atlético Mineiro|
|Diego Souza||17/06/1985||Sport Club Recife|
|Douglas Costa||14/09/1990||Bayern München|
|Lucas Lima||09/07/1990||Santos FC|
|Renato Augusto||08/02/1988||Beijing Guoan|
|Willian Arão||03/12/1993||Flamengo RJ|
|Gabriel Jesus||03/04/1997||Manchester City|
|Luan||27/03/1993||Grêmio Porto Alegre|
Why Is the Quality of Brazil’s Squad Decreased?
Compared to the end of the 1990s and the early of 2000s, the quality of Brazil is squad is decreased. It can be seen from the achievement where they have never reached the semi final or even final in the World Cup. It can be caused by the degradation of Brazilian players. We do not see the players like Pele, Ronaldo or Ronaldinho anymore in today’s Brazilian squad. Besides that, it may also be caused by the tactic applied by Brazil national football team. If they want to prove to the world that they still become one of the best, they must improve their quality soon.