Brazil is the most successful national team in the FIFA World Cup, the main football international competition, being crowned winner five times: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Brazil also has the best overall performance in the World Cup, both in proportional and absolute terms, with a record of 70 victories in 104 matches played, 119 goal difference, 227 points, and 17 losses. Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs. The seleção is likewise the most successful national team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with four titles: 1997, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
In relation to ranking standings Brazil fare well, having the all-time highest average football Elo Rating, and the third all time highest football Elo Rating established in 1962, only behind the Hungary Golden Team of 1954 and the German team of 2014. Many commentators, experts and former players have considered the Brazil team of 1970 to be the greatest football team ever; while other Brazilian teams are also highly estimated and regularly appear listed among the best teams of all time, such as the Brazil teams of 1958-62, with honorary mentions for the gifted 1982 side.
Brazil is the only national team to have won the World Cup on four different continents: once in Europe , once in South America , twice in North America and once in Asia . They share with France, Argentina and Germany the feat to have won the three most important men's football titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament. They also share with Spain a record of 35 consecutive matches undefeated. A common quip about football is: 'Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram' . Description provided by Wikipedia
|1.||Gabriel Jesus||Brazil||12.9m fans||959.0|
|2.||Roberto Firmino||Brazil||8.5m fans||909.4|
|7.||Philippe Coutinho||Brazil||23.5m fans||880.8|
|9.||Thiago Silva||Brazil||14.7m fans||869.2|
|12.||Filipe Luis||Brazil||6.9m fans||835.5|
|13.||Douglas Costa||Brazil||6.2m fans||830.4|
|16.||Renato Augusto||Brazil||1.1m fans||664.5|
|18.||Cássio Ramos||Brazil||989.8k fans||652.1|
|19.||Pedro Geromel||Brazil||932.2k fans||646.3|
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Germany fell to their sixth defeat in 10 matches as Antoine Griezmann scored twice in Paris, while Miranda snatched victory for Brazil
Miranda headed the winner in stoppage time as Brazil beat Argentina 1-0 in a friendly in Saudi Arabia, while Holland held Belgium 1-1
The Everton forward is ecstatic after two goals on his Brazil debut and remembers when family and friends doubted his potential, he tells Andy Hunter