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World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Brazil's 16th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
The Brazilians have won the World Cup on four previous occasions: Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970, and USA 1994 and they are the current holders going into France 1998.

More Facts About Brazil:
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.

Brazil in the 1998 World Cup

Confederaçao Brasileira de Futebol
Group A

10th June: vs. Scotland (2:1) in Saint-Denis.

16th June: vs. Morocco (3:0) in Nantes.

23rd June: vs. Norway (1:2) in Marseilles.

Brazil topped their group despite losing the final match against Norway.

Knockout Stage

2nd Round
27th June: vs. Chile (4:1) in Paris.

Chile were not hot enough for Brazil in the second round, although the match was a thriller.

1/4 Finals
3rd July: vs. Denmark (3:2) in Nantes.

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.

1/2 Final
7th July: vs. Holland (1:1 aet) in Marseilles.

The semi-final against Holland was tight, but the World Champions came through on penalties.

France 1998 World Cup Final
12th July: vs. France (0:3) in Saint-Denis.

Brazil, with Ronaldo clearly not at his best, fell apart in the final.

France became the new World Champions, after beating the Brazilians emphatically, and end Zagallo's run of World Cup winning involvement.

CONMEBOL:
Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol.

Confederaçao Brasileira de Futebol.

Brazil World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Claudio André Taffarel (At. Mineiro)
12 Carlos Germano Schwamback Neto (Vasco da Gama)
22 Dida Nelson de Jesus da Silva (Cruzeiro)

Defenders:

2 Marcos Evangelista de Moraes Cafu (AS Roma)
3 Aldair Nascimento Santos (AS Roma)
4 Raimundo Ferreira Ramos Junior Baiano (Flamengo)
6 Roberto Carlos da Silva (Real Madrid)
14 Marcelo Gonçalves Costa Lopes (Botafogo)
15 Andre Alves Cruz (AC Milan)
16 José Roberto da Silva Junior Ze Roberto (Flamengo)

Midfielders:

5 Carlos Cesar Sampaio Campos (Ana Soto Kogyo)
7 Giovanni Silva de Oliveira (FC Barcelona)
8 Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri Dunga (Jubilo Iwata)
10 Rivaldo Victor Borba Ferreira (FC Barcelona)
13 Jose Carlos Ze Carlos de Almeida (Sao Paulo)
17 Dorival Guidoni Junior Doriva (Porto)
18 Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo (AC Milan)
19 Denilson de Oliveira (Sao Paulo)

Forwards:

9 Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima (Inter Milan)
11 Emerson da Rosa (Bayer Leverkusen)
20 José Roberto Gama de Oliveira Bebeto (Botafogo)
21 Edmundo Alves de Souza Neto (Fiorentina)

Trainer:
Mario Zagallo.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
Travel to Austria Austria, Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Chile Chile, Travel to Italy Italy.

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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