After reaching three straight World Cup finals between 1994 and 2002, Brazil have been knocked out in the quarter-finals in three of the last four tournaments and suffered an embarrassing 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in 2014.
Since the 2018 World Cup, Tite’s side have lost just one of their 30 competitive games, keeping an incredible 22 clean sheets and averaging 2.2 goals per game.
Can the five time champions bring back the glory days in Qatar?
The Seleção finished top of their qualifying group, winning 14 of their 17 games and going the whole campaign unbeaten whilst scoring more (40) and conceding fewer goals (5) than any other South American side.
Brazil have qualified for every single World Cup tournament since the inaugural tournament in 1930, winning the tournament a record five times.
Brazil have been drawn In Group G alongside many people’s dark horses Serbia, AFCON semi-finalists Cameroon and Switzerland who finished above Italy in qualifying.
They begin their campaign with two ties against European opposition in Serbia and Switzerland before wrapping up the group against Cameroon.
Brazil 2022 World Cup group stage fixtures
24 November: Brazil vs Serbia (7pm UK time)
28 November: Brazil vs Switzerland (4pm UK time)
02 December: Cameroon vs Brazil (7pm UK time)
If Brazil win Group E
If Brazil were to win Group G, then this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: The runners-up of Group H, which consists of Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea, in Doha on the 5th December.
Quarter-finals: The winner of match 53, played between Group E winners and Group F runners-up.
Semi-finals: The winner of Match 57 which will include one of the Group A or Group C winners, or runners-up from Group B or D. Involved in these groups are the likes of England, Netherlands, Qatar, France, Senegal, USA, Argentina and Poland.
If Brazil qualify from Group E
Last 16: The winners of Group H in Lusail on the 6th December.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Match 55, played between Group f winners and Group E runners-up.
Semi-finals: The winner of Match 58, which could include the Group A or C winners, or runners-up from Group B or D.
Brazil’s previous World Cup finishes
Round of 16
Second Group Stage
Round of 16
Brazil Golden Boot odds
Neymar is the current third favourite to win the Golden Boot at 12/1.
The PSG forward is Brazil’s second top goalscorer of all time and is currently just six goals behind Pele. He would be the first Brazilian to win the award since Ronaldo in 2002.