Brazil has been the most consistent national team in the world since hiring Tite in 2016, winning 56 in 75 games played. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the World Cup.
World Cup Experience
It’s almost impossible to imagine a World Cup without Brazil. They are the only country to have appeared in every tournament from 1930 to 2022. Brazil has reached the World Cup Final seven times – beaten only by Germany, who has done it eight times. In addition, they won the FIFA World Cup on five occasions: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002.
Despite winning the FIFA World Cup in 2002, Brazil still had to qualify for the 2006 tournament, as the rules changed from previously, where the winner of the World Cup automatically qualified for the next tournament.
Brazil won their first FIFA World Cup title in 1958 in Sweden with a team that included a legend-in-the-making player named Pele. During that tournament, he became the youngest player in World Cup history to have scored a goal when he scored against Wales. He was then only 17 years and 239 days old.
Looking at the strength of Tite’s squad, it’s obvious why Brazil is the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup. Since going all the way to win the trophy in 2002, Brazil has only made it past the quarter-finals once. In 2022, they have won three games 4-0, two games 5-1, and another 3-0. Chile, Paraguay, South Korea, Tunisia, and Ghana are among the countries that have been defeated by the Selecao. You can always expect them to score many goals; that’s why we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Best Squad and Top Form
Brazil hasn’t lost a match since the Copa America final in 2021. They are the form side going into Qatar 2022. The Selecao have won six of their last six, and they have won five of those by at least three goals, finding the back of the net on 22 occasions and conceding just two in the process. Their recent results include 5-1 wins over Tunisia and South Korea and 4-0 wins over Chile and Bolivia. Japan came closest to stopping Brazil, losing 1-0 to a late Neymar penalty in Tokyo back in June.
They smashed their way through South American qualifying, winning 14 games and drawing three of their 17 fixtures. As if that isn’t impressive enough, they scored 40 goals and conceded only five. They definitely have the best attack in the world: Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Richarlison, Roberto Firmino, Antony, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, Raphinha, Coutinho, and plenty of other attackers to choose from.
They have Thiago Silva, Danilo, Marquinhos, and Eder Militao among their defenders and Casemiro and Countinho in their midfield. Despite losing the Copa America final to Argentina last year, Tite’s side has been impressive, and it’s very hard to find a missing link.
World-Class Group & World Cup Expectations
Brazil was drawn into Group G together with Switzerland, Serbia, and Cameroon. However, it’s not just Switzerland looking to derail the Brazilians. Serbia has experience in shocking a footballing heavyweight after beating Germany in 2010. Switzerland is packed with talented players and enjoyed a decent Euro 2020 run.
Brazil will, of course, be the team to beat, but perhaps the other nations in Group G can become the story of the early stages of the World Cup. The Selecao is priced at +400 to win the trophy and at -225 to win their group, according to the latest soccer odds. Surprisingly, Junior Neymar is only the fourth favorite to win the Golden Boot for the most goals scored, priced at +1200.