Way-too-early World Cup capsules: Brazil

Jan 02, 2018

Brazil

FIFA rank: 2.

Coach: Tite.

Previous appearances: 20 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014).

Best finish: Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002). 

Nickname: Canarinho.

Top goal-scorer during qualification: Gabriel Jesus, Paulinho, Neymar (6).

Goals scored/allowed during qualification: 41/11.

World Cup group: E, along with Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland.

Population: 207.7 million.

GDP (rank): 1.8 trillion (8).

Any ties to Atlanta United? No direct ties.

Brazil in the news right now: A prison riot.

Previous World Cup capsules:

Argentina.

Australia.

Belgium.

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