brazil soccer history some introducation !!
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the governing body for football in Brazil. FIFA World Cup, with five championships. They are also the most successful team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with three titles. Brazil is currently ranked third by FIFA and is consistently considered the strongest football nation in the world, and has also been marked as one of the most competitive teams of each decade since the 1960s. Brazil is scheduled to host the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup and therefore, they are automatically qualified for the tournaments. The players were given a list of forty things that they were not allowed to do, including wearing hats or umbrellas, smoking while wearing official uniforms and talking to the press outside of allocated times. They were the only team to bring a psychologist to the training camp (because the memories of 1950 still affected some players) or a dentist (for, because of their humble origins, many players had dental problems, which caused them infections and also had negative impact on performance), and had sent a representative to Europe to watch the qualifying matches a year before the tournament had begun.
Brazil national team at 1959 Copa AmericaBrazil were drawn in the toughest group, with England, the USSR and Austria. They beat Austria 3–0 in their first match, then drew 0–0 with England. They kept up the pressure relentlessly, and after three minutes, which were later described as "the greatest three minutes in the history of football Vavá gave Brazil the lead. They won the match by 2–0. Pelé scored the only goal of their quarter-final match against Wales, and they beat France 5–2 in the semi-final. Brazil beat the host Sweden, in the final by 5–2, winning their first World Cup and becoming the first nation to win a World Cup title outside of its own continent. December 4, Brazil was drawn into Group G, dubbed as the Group of Death. The Seleção played their first match against Korea DPR on June 15, 2010 and won 2–1. On June 20, Brazil played their second match against Côte d'Ivoire and won 3–1, qualifying for the next round. Their last match against Portugal ended in a 0–0 draw. They faced Chile in the Round of Last 16. Juan, Luís Fabiano and Robinho scored the three goals goals to give Brazil a 3–0 win. In the quarterfinals they lost to the Netherlands 2–1 despite gaining an early lead. Brazilians call any national team from any country or sport a seleção and because of this it has become common for the national team to be referred to as the Seleção Brasileira or, more specifically in the case of the national football team, the Seleção Brasileira de Futebol. Although the Brazilian media have popularized seleção, other nicknames for the squad in Brazil include Canarinho, meaning "Little Canary", a phrase that was popularized by the late cartoonist Fernando Pieruccetti during the 1950 World Cup. Other names like Amarelinha, "Little Yellow One", Verde-amarelo, or "Green-Yellow", Pentacampeão, "Five-time Champions.