Brazil Football team squad for 2014 FIFA World Cup is declared along with captain name. The host nation is organizing this world cup for second time in the history of football. After winning FIFA World Cup 5 times, Brazil is the most successful team which is also one of the strongest competitor of this world tournament. Being hosting nation, Brazil qualified for the finals. They’ll play their first match against Croatia which is an opening game of the summer world cup. Check out the complete team squad of Brazil for 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Brazil Team Squad For 2014 World Cup
|3||Tiago Silva [C]||Paris Saint Germain|
|17||Maxwell||Paris Saint Germain|
|7||Hulk||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
The Paris Saint Germain club captain Thiago Silva will be the captain of this team. Under the captaincy of Silva, Brazil lifted the trophy of Confederation cup defeating the defending world cup champions Spain in the final by 3-0 last year in his home. The defender was also awarded with Olympic Silver Medal in 2012 London Olympics. he was part of UEFA team of the year 2013 & FIFPro World Xi 2013.
Brazil World Cup Performance
Brazil national football team is the only which played all world cups in history. They have won this tournament one more occasions than any other national football team. So far, the team played 19 world cups & this is the twentieth appearance of Brazil. Last time, Brazil won world cup of 2002 which was organized in Japan & South Korea.
Brazil Total Appearances in World Cup: 20
Best Results: Champions in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
The Green & Yellow played their first ever international match against Argentina on 20 September 1914. In that game, Argentina defeat them with clean sheet of 3-0. On 17 October 1975, Brazil made biggest victory over Nicaragua by 14-0.
Legend Pele is the top goal scorer of this national team who is known for scoring 77 goals after playing 92 international games. He played his first match on 7th July 1957 & is also the player who played maximum world cups. In second list of Brazil Top goal scorer, there is Ronaldo who scored 62 goals in 98 games followed by Ramiro scoring 55 times in 70 games.
Brazil Schedule for 2014 FIFA World Cup
|1||12 June 2014||Croatia||Arena de Sao Paulo|
|17||17 June 2014||Mexico||Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza|
|33||23 June 2014||Cameroon||Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha|
The host nation is scheduled in Group A with Croatia, Mexico & Cameroon. On 12 June 2014, Brazil players will play their first world cup match against Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo. Thereafter, their next match is against Cameroon which will be played on 13th June 2014 at Arena das Dunas, Natal