World Cup participations: 17
Greatest World Cup achievement: 5-time World Cup winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Like always qualification was no big problem, although Brazil
always shows the really strong performances only at the world cup
Stars of Brazil? You would have to name virtually the whole squad -
Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Adriano, Robinho, Kaka, Emerson,
Lucio, Roberto Carlos, Dida, Fred - these are only some, but they already
make it clear - Brazil is favourite number 1 for the world cup title.
This bunch of superstars is coached by the old warhorse Carlos Alberto Parreira
who has appeared at world cups with 4 different teams already and was
the father of the world cup title in 1994 for Brazil.
The strength of Brazil is certainly the offensive creativity,
the tricky passing game that can put any defence of the world
in big danger.
Weaknesses are at most in the defensive work where the 35-year-old Cafu directs.
If everything runs according to plan Brazil takes its sixth world cup,
but not always everything runs according to plan ...
The odds on Brazil as world cup winner were naturally very low
- 4.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner Brazil you get 1.20.
always known for its creative football. The sights of skillful
players like Pele, Garrincha, Leonidas, Rivelino, Zico and
Socrates dancing down the field almost with a Samba rhythm
were really enchanting. But Brazilís exuberant attacking
players who used to scintillate past World Cups are no more
there. They have been replaced by the bone-crunching tackle of
a new breed of midfield hard-men.Brazilian football has become
one among the most violent in the world in the last decade
with an astonishing average of around 55 fouls per game in
uninterrupted supply of creative players has dried up, so much
so that Romario, who spearheaded Brazil's 1994 World
Cup-winning campaign, is regarded the country's most gifted
player at the age of 35.It is not as if Brazil does not have
representatives of the old school in the likes of Juninho
Paulista and Deporitvo Coruna's Djalminha.
But they donít seem to fit in with the game plan of
the Coach Scolari, just as it was with his immediate
country to have taken part in all 18 World Cups, Brazi will be
going into the 2006 World Cup with their confidence sky-high.The
unseemly goings-on in the Brazilian Football Confedertion (CBF)
have not helped the team. During the qualifiers, the CBF lost
count of the number of yellow cards itsplayers had
picked up, called up players who were already injured and kept
getting confused over FIFA regulations on the release of
players by European clubs.
domestic football is in a chaotic state with a plethora of
incomprehensible tournaments. Attendance has plummeted and
there is a study exodus of the top players abroad, to greener
pastures.But the general public is aware that there is
something wrong. The outcry was so great that two
Congressional commissions of inquiry were set up last year to
investigate suspected maladministration and corruption.
Both of the
commissions found evidence of chronic maladministration and
misuse of funds, by the CBF, often for political purposes.
to watch out for: The
four ĎRís: Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Robinho, Roberto Carlos
Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Kaka
World Cup Squad Brazil
This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the
world cup players
Other World Cup Teams
Trinidad and Tobago
Serbia and Montenegro