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Brazilian national football team

Brazil is the national football team with the most FIFA World Cup victories: five after winning in 2002. Brazil is also the only nation to have qualified for every World Cup.

Brazil's first World Cup final took place in 1950. It was also the first and only time that Brazil have hosted a World Cup. Brazil lost for Uruguay in a great match that was seen by 200,000 people in Maracana Stadium[?], Rio de Janeiro.

In the Football World Cup 1958, Brazil won its first World Cup title, defeating the host Sweden in the final by 5-2.

In the Football World Cup 1962 Garrincha and his mates went to Chile and won the second world title, called at the time the Jules Rimet Cup.

Brazil won its third World Cup in Mexico (Football World Cup 1970). Brazil presented one of the best squads ever with Pele, in his last World Cup finals, Carlos Alberto[?], Jairzinho, Tostão and Rivelinho.

Only in the Football World Cup 1994, 24 years after Brazil third World Cup, Brazil was able to win another World Cup title. The struggles ended on World Cup USA, with a final against 1970 opponent Italy. The score at the end of the final match was 0-0, so Brazil and Italy made the first penalty dispute for a World Cup in the history of World Cup finals.

After finishing as runner-up in the Football World Cup 1998, in the Football World Cup 2002 Brazil won its fifth World Cup at the tournament in Japan and South Korea. The opponent in the final game was Germany.



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