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Brazil odds to win World Cup 2022: Squad, tactics, path to the final, ranking & form

By Jonathan Davies

Brazil odds to win World Cup 2022: Confirmed squad, route to the final, ranking & form

Published: 8:30, 9 December 2022

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

Betting market Bet365
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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Our recommended Brazil bet for World Cup 2022

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

Fixture Stadium Date
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
Round of 16 South Korea
Quarter-Final Croatia
Semi-Final Argentina
Final France

Confirmed Brazil World Cup 2022 squad

Player  Position Age Club
Alisson Goalkeeper 30 Liverpool
Ederson Goalkeeper 29 Manchester City
Weverton Goalkeeper 34 Palmeiras
Thiago Silva Defender 38 Chelsea
Marquinhos Defender 28 Paris Saint-Germain
Danilo Defender 31 Juventus
Eder Militao Defender 24 Real Madrid
Alex Sandro Defender 31 Juventus
Dani Alves Defender 39 UNAM
Bremer Defender 25 Juventus
Alex Telles Defender 29 Sevilla
Fabinho Midfielder 29 Liverpool
Lucas Paqueta Midfielder 25 West Ham United
Bruno Guimaraes Midfielder 24 Newcastle United
Everton Ribiero Midfielder 33 Flamengo
Fred Midfielder 29 Manchester United
Casemiro Midfielder 30 Manchester United
Vinicius Junior Forward 22 Real Madrid
Neymar Forward 30 Paris Saint-Germain
Richarlison Forward 25 Tottenham Hotspur
Pedro Forward 25 Flamengo
Raphinha Forward 25 Barcelona
Antony Forward 22 Manchester United
Rodrygo Forward 21 Real Madrid
Gabriel Jesus Forward 25 Arsenal
Gabriel Martinelli Forward 21 Arsenal

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.

Brazil FAQs

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.