Brazil at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of Brazil's results at the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the first tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1]

Brazil is the most successful national team in the history of the World Cup, having won five FIFA World Cup titles and reaching the final in 2 other opportunities. Brazil is also one of the countries besides Argentina and Spain to win a FIFA World Cup away from its continent (Sweden 1958, South Korea/Japan 2002). Brazil is the only country to take part in all FIFA World Cups since 1930, being the team with most wins and goals scored in the history of the competition.

Traditionally, Brazil's greatest rival is Argentina. The two countries have met each other four times in the history of the FIFA World Cup, with two wins for Brazil (West Germany 1974 and Spain 1982), one for Argentina (Italy 1990) and a draw (Argentina 1978). The country that played most against Brazil in the finals is Sweden: 7 times, with five wins for Brazil and two draws. Three other historical rivals are Italy, which lost two World Cup finals against Brazil and eliminated the Brazilians in two tournaments (France 1938 and Spain 1982), France, which has eliminated Brazil at three occasions (Mexico 1986, France 1998 and Germany 2006), and The Netherlands which has eliminated Brazil at two of their four meetings (Germany 1974 and South Africa 2010).[2]

Records[edit]

Year Status Position GP W D* L GS GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 6th 2 1 0 1 5 2
Italy 1934 1st round 14th 1 0 0 1 1 3
France 1938 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 1 1 14 11
Brazil 1950 Final 2nd 6 4 1 1 22 6
Switzerland 1954 Quarter-finals 5th 3 1 1 1 8 5
Sweden 1958 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 16 4
Chile 1962 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 14 5
England 1966 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Mexico 1970 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 19 7
West Germany 1974 Semi-finals 4th 7 3 2 2 6 4
Argentina 1978 Semi-finals 3rd 7 4 3 0 10 3
Spain 1982 2nd group stage 5th 5 4 0 1 15 6
Mexico 1986 Quarter-finals 5th 5 4 1 0 10 1
Italy 1990 Round of 16 9th 4 3 0 1 4 2
United States 1994 Champions 1st 7 5 2 0 11 3
France 1998 Final 2nd 7 4 1 2 14 10
South Korea Japan 2002 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 18 4
Germany 2006 Quarter-finals 5th 5 4 0 1 10 2
South Africa 2010 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 1 1 9 4
Brazil 2014 Semi-finals 4th 7 3 2 2 11 14
Total 5 Titles 104 70 17 17 221 102

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

By match[edit]

Year Round Against Score Scorers
1930 Group B  Yugoslavia 1–2 Preguinho
Group B  Bolivia 4–0 Moderato (2), Preguinho (2)
1934 Round 1  Spain 1–3 Leônidas
1938 Round 1  Poland 6–5 (AET) Leônidas (3), Romeu, Perácio (2)
Quarter-Final  Czechoslovakia 1–1 (AET) Leônidas
Quarter-Final (replay)  Czechoslovakia 2–1 Leônidas, Roberto
Semi-Final  Italy 1–2 Romeu
Bronze Final  Sweden 4–2 Romeu, Leônidas (2), Perácio
1950 Group A  Mexico 4–0 Ademir (2), Jair, Baltazar
Group A   Switzerland 2–2 Alfredo, Baltazar
Group A  Yugoslavia 2–0 Ademir, Zizinho
Final Round  Sweden 7–1 Ademir (4), Chico (2), Maneca
Final Round  Spain 6–1 Ademir (2), Jair, Chico (2), Zizinho
Final Round  Uruguay 1–2 Friaça
1954 Group A  Mexico 5–0 Baltazar, Didi, Pinga (2), Julinho
Group A  Yugoslavia 1–1 (AET) Didi
Quarter-Final  Hungary 2–4 Djalma Santos, Julinho
1958 Group D  Austria 3–0 Mazzola (2), Nilton Santos
Group D  England 0–0
Group D  Soviet Union 2–0 Vavá (2)
Quarter-Final  Wales 1–0 Pelé
Semi-Final  France 5–2 Vavá, Didi, Pelé (3)
Final  Sweden 5–2 Vavá (2), Pelé (2), Zagallo
1962 Group C  Mexico 2–0 Pelé, Zagallo
Group C  Czechoslovakia 0–0
Group C  Spain 2–1 Amarildo (2)
Quarter-Final  England 3–1 Garrincha (2), Vavá
Semi-Final  Chile 4–2 Garrincha (2), Vavá (2)
Final  Czechoslovakia 3–1 Amarildo, Zito, Vavá
1966 Group C  Bulgaria 2–1 Pelé, Garrincha
Group C  Hungary 1–3 Tostão
Group C  Portugal 1–3 Rildo
1970 Group C  Czechoslovakia 4–1 Rivelino, Pelé, Jairzinho (2)
Group C  England 1–0 Jairzinho
Group C  Romania 3–2 Pelé (2), Jairzinho
Quarter-Final  Peru 4–2 Rivelino, Tostão (2), Jairzinho
Semi-Final  Uruguay 3–1 Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Rivelino
Final  Italy 4–1 Pelé, Gérson, Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto
1974 Group B  Yugoslavia 0–0
Group B  Scotland 0–0
Group B  Zaire 3–0 Jairzinho, Rivelino, Valdomiro
Group A Round 2  East Germany 1–0 Rivelino
Group A Round 2  Argentina 2–1 Rivelino, Jairzinho
Group A Round 2  Netherlands 0–2
Bronze Final  Poland 0–1
1978 Group C  Sweden 1–1 Reinaldo
Group C  Spain 0–0
Group C  Austria 1–0 Roberto Dinamite
Group B Round 2  Peru 3–0 Dirceu (2), Zico
Group B Round 2  Argentina 0–0
Group B Round 2  Poland 3–1 Nelinho, Roberto Dinamite (2)
Bronze Final  Italy 2–1 Nelinho, Dirceu
1982 Group F  Soviet Union 2–1 Sócrates, Éder
Group F  Scotland 4–1 Zico, Oscar, Éder, Falcão
Group F  New Zealand 4–0 Zico (2), Falcão, Serginho
Group C Round 2  Argentina 3–1 Zico, Serginho, Júnior
Group C Round 2  Italy 2–3 Sócrates, Falcão
1986 Group D  Spain 1–0 Sócrates
Group D  Algeria 1–0 Careca
Group D  Northern Ireland 3–0 Careca (2), Josimar
Round of 16  Poland 4–0 Sócrates, Josimar, Edinho, Careca
Quarter-Final  France 1–1 (AET) Careca
1990 Group C  Sweden 2–1 Careca (2)
Group C  Costa Rica 1–0 Müller
Group C  Scotland 1–0 Müller
Round of 16  Argentina 0–1
1994 Group B  Russia 2–0 Romário, Raí
Group B  Cameroon 3–0 Romário, Márcio Santos, Bebeto
Group B  Sweden 1–1 Romário
Round of 16  United States 1–0 Bebeto
Quarter-Final  Netherlands 3–2 Romário, Bebeto, Branco
Semi-Final  Sweden 1–0 Romário
Final  Italy 0–0 (AET)
1998 Group A  Scotland 2–1 César Sampaio, Boyd (OG)
Group A  Morocco 3–0 Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Bebeto
Group A  Norway 1–2 Bebeto
Round of 16  Chile 4–1 Ronaldo (2), César Sampaio (2)
Quarter-Final  Denmark 3–2 Bebeto, Rivaldo (2)
Semi-Final  Netherlands 1–1 (AET) Ronaldo
Final  France 0–3
2002 Group C  Turkey 2–1 Ronaldo, Rivaldo
Group C  China PR 4–0 Roberto Carlos, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo
Group C  Costa Rica 5–2 Ronaldo (2), Edmílson, Rivaldo, Júnior
Round of 16  Belgium 2–0 Rivaldo, Ronaldo
Quarter-Final  England 2–1 Rivaldo, Ronaldinho
Semi-Final  Turkey 1–0 Ronaldo
Final  Germany 2–0 Ronaldo (2)
2006 Group F  Croatia 1–0 Kaká
Group F  Australia 2–0 Adriano, Fred
Group F  Japan 4–1 Ronaldo (2), Juninho, Gilberto
Round of 16  Ghana 3–0 Adriano, Ronaldo, Zé Roberto
Quarter-Final  France 0–1
2010 Group G  North Korea 2–1 Maicon, Elano
Group G  Ivory Coast 3–1 Luis Fabiano (2), Elano
Group G  Portugal 0–0
Round of 16  Chile 3–0 Juan, Luis Fabiano, Robinho
Quarter-Final  Netherlands 1–2 Robinho
2014 Group A  Croatia 3–1 Neymar (2), Oscar
Group A  Mexico 0–0
Group A  Cameroon 4–1 Neymar (2), Fred, Fernandinho
Round of 16  Chile 1–1 (AET) David Luiz
Quarter-Final  Colombia 2–1 Thiago Silva, David Luiz
Semi-Final  Germany 1–7 Oscar
Bronze Final  Netherlands 0–3

By opponent[edit]

Country Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Win%
 Sweden 7 5 2 0 21 8 +13 71.42
 Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 10 4 +6 60.00
 Spain 5 3 1 1 10 5 +5 60.00
 Italy 5 2 1 2 9 7 +2 40.00
 Mexico 4 3 1 0 11 0 +11 75.00
 Chile 4 3 1 0 12 4 +8 75.00
 Scotland 4 3 1 0 7 2 +5 75.00
 England 4 3 1 0 6 3 +3 75.00
 Poland 4 3 0 1 13 7 +6 75.00
 Argentina 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 50.00
 Yugoslavia 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 25.00
 France 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 25.00
 Netherlands 5 1 1 3 5 10 –2 20.00
 Russia 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 100.00
 Cameroon 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 100.00
 Peru 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 100.00
 Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 100.00
 Austria 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 100.00
 Croatia 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
 Turkey 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 100.00
 Uruguay 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 50.00
 Portugal 2 0 1 1 1 3 –2 0.00
 Hungary 2 0 0 2 3 7 –4 0.00
 Germany 2 1 0 1 3 7 -4 50.00
 Bolivia 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 100.00
 Japan 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Northern Ireland 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Zaire 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100.00
 Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100.00
 Australia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
 Belgium 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00
 Denmark 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 100.00
 Romania 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 100.00
 Bulgaria 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
 North Korea 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
 Colombia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00
 Algeria 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 United States 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Wales 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
 Norway 1 0 0 1 1 2 –1 0.00

Top goalscorers[edit]

No. Name Goals World Cups
1 Ronaldo 15 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006
2 Pelé 12 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970
3 Ademir 9 1950
Jairzinho 9 1966, 1970 and 1974
Vavá 9 1958, 1962 and 1966
6 Leônidas da Silva 8 1934 and 1938
Rivaldo 8 1998 and 2002
8 Careca 7 1986 and 1990
9 Bebeto 6 1994 and 1998
Rivelino 6 1966, 1970 and 1974

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage (PDF), FIFA.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2007.
  2. ^ FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil

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