Brazil will be hoping this is the year they secure World Cup triumph number six.
It is now 20 years since the Selecao last ruled the football world, but they are the favourites to claim the crown in Qatar and are just three wins away.
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Latest Brazil odds to win the World Cup
|Brazil to win World Cup||17/10|
|Brazil to reach the World Cup final||4/5|
|Brazil to reach the World Cup semi-final||1/6|
|Richarlison World Cup Golden Boot Odds||13/2|
|Brazil to win the World Cup & Richarlison top goalscorer||10/1|
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The Samba Boys have only advanced beyond the quarter-finals once since their 2002 success. Nevertheless, they are brilliantly equipped to go all the way, especially given their envious list of attacking options.
Brazil route to the World Cup 2022 Final in Qatar
Group stage results
|Brazil 2-0 Serbia||Lusail Iconic Stadium||24 November|
|Brazil 1-0 Switzerland||Stadium 974||28 November|
|Cameroon 1-0 Brazil||Lusail Iconic Stadium||2 December|
Who could Brazil meet in the knockout rounds?
As group winners, the Selecao started things off with a match-up against South Korea in the last 16, but it was near-total domination for Tite’s men as they ran amok with a 4-1 triumph. Next up in the quarters is Croatia, before a potential fixture against either Argentina or Netherlands. It’s a who’s who of heavyweight talent in the opposite bracket, with England, France, Portugal and Morocco all vying to reach the final two.
|Route as Group G winners||Potential opponent|
Confirmed Brazil World Cup 2022 squad
|Eder Militao||Defender||24||Real Madrid|
|Lucas Paqueta||Midfielder||25||West Ham United|
|Bruno Guimaraes||Midfielder||24||Newcastle United|
|Vinicius Junior||Forward||22||Real Madrid|
Brazil players to watch at this year’s World Cup 2022
Brazil top World Cup Golden Boot contender – Richarlison
All eyes were on Neymar pre-tournament but right now Richarlison is leading the way in the race to be Brazil’s top scorer at this World Cup. The Tottenham striker hasn’t had the best of times for his new club this season but that form has gone out of the window and been replaced by a new man.
Richarlison started the World Cup with a brace in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Serbia, including a goal of the tournament contender, and grabbed his third against South Korea in the quarter-finals – capping off an excellent team goal. In just three games at the World Cup he has already scored more goals than he has in 15 appearances for Tottenham, and Brazilian fans are dreaming of R9 leading them to another World Cup crown.
Brazil player to watch – Vinicius Junior
The Real Madrid forward is now up and running in the World Cup after breaking the deadlock against South Korea. The speedy winger scored the winning goal in the Champions League final victory over Liverpool, while he continues to consistently produce high standards under Carlo Ancelotti, already hitting 10 goals for the campaign.
Brazil emerging player to look out for – Antony
Another World Cup finals debutant, the former Ajax winger was reunited with boss Erik ten Hag at Manchester United over the summer and has already shown glimpses of brilliance at Old Trafford – not to mention the typical Brazilian flair.
He has been patient for his opportunity with Brazil, but he hardly shone against Cameroon in his first start, with the African nation securing a shock 0-1 win thanks to Vincent Aboubakar’s late winner. Antony was an unused sub against South Korea, but don’t count him out of making an impact if needed against a compact Croatia defence.
Brazil tactical analysis & formation at the World Cup
Solid at the back and exciting going forward, Brazil will certainly take some stopping in the knockouts.
Tite prefers a 4-2-3-1 formation and that has certainly accommodated the list of envious attacking options available to him – Neymar, Vinicius, Richarlison, Rodrgyo and Antony to name a few.
At the other end, the veteran Thiago Silva has anchored the defence alongside Marquinhos with merit, while Eder Militao, Danilo and Alex Sandro have offered competition on the defensive flanks — with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson between the sticks and Manchester City shot-stopper Ederson in reserve.
Where are Brazil in the Fifa world rankings?
Brazil are currently top of the world rankings, a position they have held since March when they swapped places with Belgium.
Who is the Brazil manager?
Since 2016, Tite has been the man at the Brazilian helm. The 61-year-old is set to step down after the World Cup, but not before becoming the first man to coach the Selecao at successive finals since Tele Santana (1982 and 1986).
Who is the current Brazil captain?
Tite likes to keep his squad on their toes by regularly rotating his captain. But he certainly has plenty of senior names to choose from in the likes of Neymar, Thiago Silva and Dani Alves.
How many times have Brazil won the World Cup?
The most successful side in the history of the competition, Brazil have lifted the trophy a record five times – in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.
How many times have Brazil competed in the World Cup?
The only ever-present nation in the history of the tournament, this is Brazil’s 22nd appearance at the finals.
Who has scored Brazil’s most goals in World Cup tournaments?
Ronaldo scored 15 goals across three World Cups between 1998 and 2006, while he was unused during the 1994 success. The 2002 Golden Boot winner’s tally was a record at the finals, until he was surpassed by Miroslav Klose in 2014.
Which player from Brazil has the most World Cup appearances?
Cafu appeared at four World Cups for Brazil, playing 20 times in the process. The legendary full-back enjoyed two triumphs — lifting the trophy as captain in 2002 — while he was also part of the side that were runners-up to France four years earlier.