How they got there
Winner of South American qualifying.
Best World Cup performance
Winners – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002.
Group E matches
Brazil vs Switzerland – 17th June, Rostov Arena
Brazil vs Costa Rica – 22nd June, Saint Petersburg Stadium
Serbia vs Brazil – 27th June, Spartak Stadium
One to watch – Neymar
The world’s most expensive footballer had been in scintillating form before his injury a few weeks ago. The darling of Brazillian football now faces a race to be fit for the World Cup.
On his day he is up there with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo as one of the world’s best footballer. A natural entertainer, we are hoping for all of our sakes that he can get fit in time for the tournament.
Reasons to worry – Brazil’s record in Europe
European World Cups tend to be won by a European side. Brazil’s only success on the continent was all the way back in Sweden in 1958. This trend will need to change.