Brazil 2022 World Cup Guide | All you need know
No other team has won as many FIFA World Cups as Brazil as they get ready to end their 20-year drought for silverware on the global stage.
Boosted by the talents of Neymar, Vinicius Jr, and Gabriel Jesus, Brazil should be the favorite to lift the prize asset coming December. Led by Thiago Silva the Selecao are the favorites to clinch the title as they try to reclaim their supremacy over world football.
Qualification campaign for Brazil
No other team came close to breaking Brazil’s supremacy in the qualification round of the FIFA South American qualifiers. Tite’s side conceded just five goals in the qualification and scored a staggering 40 goals in 17 matches, averaging more than two goals per game and going undefeated throughout the qualification.
The five-time champions dropped only six points in the qualifiers, while only Argentina were the other side to remain unbeaten in the South American qualifiers where they saw off the challenge from Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, and many others.
World Cup Group Details
Brazil will start its World Cup campaign on Thursday (November 24) at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail against Serbia. The group won’t be an easy ride, but the five-time champions should get out of it easily. Brazil will then shift their base to Doha where they play against European heavyweights Switzerland on Monday (November 28) in what will be a crucial contest.
Brazil will then return to Lusial to bring curtains on their group stage campaign as they will face African giants Cameroon. The contest will take place on Friday (December 2) at the Lusail Iconic Stadium while Brazil should be potentially resting players with knockouts on the rise.
Squad for FIFA World Cup 2022
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Man City), Weverton (Palmeiras)
Defenders: Dani Alves (Pumas), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Alex Telles (Seville), Bremer (Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
Midfielders: Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle), Casemiro (Manchester United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham)
Forwards: Antony (Manchester United), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Neymar (PSG), Pedro (Flamengo), Raphinha (Barcelona), Richarlison (Tottenham), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)
Players to watch out for Brazil
Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
Bruno Guimarães (Newcastle United)
Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)
|Nickname(s)||A Seleção (The National Team)|
Canarinha (Little Canary)
|Most caps||Cafu (142)|
|Top scorer||Pelé (77)|
World Cup history
|Appearances||22 (first in 1930)|
|Best result||Champions(1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)|
|Current||1 (6 October 2022)|
|Highest||1 (159 times on 8 occasions)|
|Lowest||22 (6 June 2013)|