|Brazil have made it to
16 World Cup Finals.
The Brazilians have won the cup on four of those occasions: 1958, 1962, 1970, and 1994 -- they are the current holders.
Brazil have staged the World Cup only once; way back in 1950, when they were runners-up to Uruguay.
Brazil became the only country to win the World Cup four times when they beat Italy in the United States last time around. They are also the only country to have taken part in every World Cup finals.
Their fans also take samba to the world with every match they attend. Intoxicating ensemble.
Always the team to beat.
1 Claudio André TAFFAREL (At. Mineiro)
2 Marcos Evangelista de Moraes CAFU
8 Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri DUNGA
9 RONALDO Luiz Nazario de
Lima (Inter Milan)
Coached by Mario ZAGALLO
|Brazil topped their group despite losing the final match against Norway.
Chile were not hot enough for Brazil in the second round, although the match was a thriller.
In the quarter-finals Brazil found themselves a goal down to Denmark in the second minute, but the World Champions turned on the style to win 3-2.
The semi-final against Holland was tight, but the World Champions came through on penalties.
Then they fell apart in the final. France are the new World Champions after beating the Brazilians and end Zagallo's run of World Cup winning envolvement.
Road to the Final: