Brazil soccer is ranked #2 in the world by FIFA as of June 2018. The Seleção trains at Granja Comary in Teresópolis, but plays at various stadiums throughout Brazil.
We are famous for Ginga, a joyful, creative style of play that is related to capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art. Pelé, the greatest soccer player of all time played this way. Ronaldinho had Ginga and so does Neymar today. Ginga is the African spirit in us.
Our arch-rivals are Argentina. We like to argue with them over who loves soccer more.
We returned to winning form since Tite, the former Corinthians (São Paulo) manager, took over in June 2016.
Brazil was the first team after the hosts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup Russia.
¡Eu sou brasileiro!
Brazil Soccer Championships
We are five-time World Cup champions in 2002, 1994, 1970, 1962, and 1958.
We won the 2016 Olympics.
We are five-time Copa América champions in 2007, 2004, 1999, 1997, and 1989. Before that we were three-time South American champion in 1949, 1922, and 1919.
Brazil World Cup 2018
Brazil World Cup 2018 Team
This Coach Tite’s World Cup 2018 lineup. Starters on July 2 against Mexico are bold.
- Alisson (#1) plays for Roma, Italy
- Cássio (#16) plays for Corinthians, Brazil
- Ederson Moraes (#23) plays for Manchester City, England
- Thiago Silva (#2) plays for PSG in France. He is the heart of the defense.
- João Miranda (#3) plays for Internazionale in Italy
- Pedro Geromel (#4) plays for Grêmio in Brazil
- Filipe Luis (#6) plays for Atlético Madrid in Spain
- Marcelo (#12) plays for Real Madrid in Spain
- Marquinhos (#13) plays for PSG in France
- Danilo (#14) plays for Manchester City in England
- Fágner (#22) plays for Corinthians in Brazil
- Casemiro (#5) plays for Real Madrid in Spain
- Renato Augusto (#8) plays for Beijing Guoan in China
- Philippe Coutinho (#11) plays for Liverpool in England. He is one of Brazil’s creative forces
- Paulinho (#15) plays for FC Barcelona in Spain
- Fernandinho (#17) plays for Manchester City in England
- Fred (#18) plays for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine
- Douglas Costa (#7) plays for Bayern Munich in Germany
- Gabriel Jesus (#9) plays for Manchester City in England. He is one of our young talents
- Neymar (#10) plays for PSG in France. He is one of the world’s best players and our top goalscorer
- Willian (#19) plays for Shaktar Donetsk in Ukraine
- Roberto Firmino (#20) plays for Liverpool in England
- Taison (#21) plays for Shaktar Donetsk in Ukraine
Brazil World Cup 2018 Group Stage
Brazil is in World Cup Group E. Switzerland is the toughest match.
Brazil 1 – 1 Switzerland
FIFA Rank: #2 vs #6
Rostov Arena in Rostov-na-Don, Russia
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2 pm ET
Coutinho scored in what was generally an unimpressive performance.
Brazil 2 – 0 Costa Rica
FIFA Rank: #2 vs #23
Saint Petersburg Stadium, Russia
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8 am ET
Great game with Brazilian offense and Costa Rican defense. Coutinho scored in stoppage time and then Neymar added one more.
Serbia 0 – 2 Brazil
FIFA Rank: #34 vs #2
Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow, Russia
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 2 pm ET
Brazil World Cup 2018 Round of 16
Brazil 2 – 0 Mexico
Brazil plays Mexico in the World Cup 2018 Round of 16 on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10 am ET.
Brazil World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals
Brazil vs Belgium
Brazil plays Belgium in the World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 2 pm ET.