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About Brazil National Team

The Selecao are considered by many to be the greatest national football team and they are the most successful up to date, having lifted no fewer than five World Cup trophies. The South America’s pride and joy is not interested in winning ugly, but rather aim to get the football enthusiasts to leave their seats as many times as possible during a match and this has won them plenty of neutral fans. Brazil national football team has five Copa America and four Confederations Cup titles to their name, but they have now gone eight years without winning a major trophy.

Luiz Felipe Scolari paid the price for the embarrassing exit from the 2014 World Cup as the 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany will remain fresh in the fans’ minds for years to come, and his successor Carlos Dunga enjoyed a brilliant start. The Selecao aim to make amends by lifting the first Copa America trophy since 2007 and with Neymar leading the troops at the moment, they look like one of the main candidates for gold medal in Chile.


Important facts

Official website: http://selecao.cbf.com.br/
Nickname: Selecao, Samba Kings, Canarinho
FIFA membership: since 1923
Head coach: Carlos Dunga
Most capped player: Cafu (142)
Top goalscorer: Pele (77)
Trophies: World Cup (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), Copa America (1989, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2007)
World Cup best result: Champions (5 times)

Latest squad (WC qualifiers vs Uruguay, Paraguay):

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Internacional), Marcelo Grohe (Grêmio), Diego Alves (Valencia);

Defenders: David Luiz (PSG), Miranda (Internazionale), Marquinhos (PSG), Gil (Shandong), Danilo (Real Madrid), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Filipe Luís (Atlético Madrid), Alex Sandro (Juventus);

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City),Renato Augusto (Beijing), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Oscar (Chelsea), Lucas Lima (Santos), Willian (Chelsea), Kaká (Orlando City), Douglas Costa (Bayern);

Forwards: Neymar (Barcelona), Hulk (Zenit), Ricardo Oliveira (Santos).