Brazil is one of the leading nations of the world when it comes to football. Football is synonymous for Brazil and when we talk about football we are bound to talk about the daily fantasy football these days.
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During 1970 FIFA World Cup, when Brazil won the finals, FIFA permitted the, to keep the trophy. For the next World Cup, a new one was commissioned. Brazil had put the trophy on display at their headquarters and it was protected by bulletproof glass. Robbers realized 13 years later that the back of the cabinet was made of wood. And then the trophy was gone. It hasn’t been recovered yet and is believed being melted and sold.
Brazil hasn’t ever missed a World Cup, it is a record. And they are also the most successful team in FIFA. In the past 20 appearances, Brazil has won 70 games and finished in the top 16 every time.
Brazil and Italy shares a record together
Brazil shares a record together with Italy to have defended their title in the history of the football game. Italy defended it in 1938 while Brazil did it in 1958. In addition, they have managed to reach the finals on seven occasions finishing runners- up twice. Together with Germany they are the solo team to have made to the finals on three back to back FIFA World Cups.
Brazilian legend Pele is the youngest player to show up at a World Cup final in 1958 and he made it even better by scoring a hat-trick playing against France. He is the only player who has lifted the trophy thrice in his famous football career.
Football is nicknamed as Jogo Bonito by Pele, which means the beautiful game however the Black Pearl should also be reminded that his nation also holds a notorious record for the most number of red cards in the history of the event. 11 Brazilians have been sent off till date in FIFA World Cup.
Another Brazilian legend Cafu has played the most number of FIFA World Cup finals. He has played in the winning side of 1994 and 2002 however missed out in 1998 against France. For 16 years the defender has put on the Brazilian colours in World Cup.
Interestingly, the Brazilian government permits its banks to be closed when the Samba boys are playing a FIFA World Cup match.
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