All about 2014 world cup winner

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Brazil has once again swept the FIFA World Cup 2014 after defeating Germany by 7-1 in the final game at Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro on 13 July 2014. This was Brazil’s record twelfth title of the world cup which made them sit at third place among all-time winners of FIFA World Cup Soccer.

An Overview

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Brazil is one of the most successful teams in World Cup history. They have won the World Cup more times than any other national team, claiming five titles. Brazil was one of eight nations to compete in the first World Cup in 1930. After missing out on the 1950 tournament, they returned to dominant form at their home event in 1958 when they won their first title.

Brazil is also the most successful nation at the Confederations Cup with four titles. They are one of only three teams to have played in all World Cup finals between 1930 and 2010. Brazil has qualified for every World Cup that has been held since 1994, they are the only team that has achieved this feat.

Brazil is also the only nation to have won the World Cup on four different continents: once in Europe (1958 Sweden), once in South America (1970 Mexico), twice in North America (1994 United States and 2002 South Korea / Japan). Brazil has played 97 matches since 1930, of those games, they have won 70, drawn 21, and lost six.

2014 World Cup Winner

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Brazil’s record of having appeared in every World Cup finals is unique in world sport. They were also the first team to play on all five populated continents: North America (Mexico 1970), Asia (Korea / Japan 2002), South America (Argentina 1978, Brazil 2014), Africa (Algeria 1982), and Europe (Sweden 1958). The Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro will be the location of the final.

Brazil has played seven World Cup games at this stadium, winning all of them with an overall scoreline of 18-2. Their last game here was in March 2013 when they defeated Honduras 6-0 in a friendly match.

The most goals scored in a game at the Estádio do Maracanã is eleven: they defeated Austria 5-3 in the 1954 World Cup and Hungary 4-0 in the 1970 World Cup. The biggest margin of victory was 7-1 against Poland in 1938. This is also their only stadium to have hosted two World Cup finals.

Brazil has eight losses in the World Cup finals, more than any other nation. Their first loss was against Yugoslavia in the 1950 World Cup final and their most recent one came against Uruguay in the 1998 tournament. Brazil has been beaten by every single opponent they have faced except Sweden (twice).

Including all games from 1930 to 2014, Brazil has a positive goal difference of +118. Of the last 12 World Cup finals Brazil has played in, they have won eight and lost two. They have failed to score only once, against Germany in the 2014 final. During this run Brazil has drawn four times and lost twice.

Brazil is one of 4 nations that have appeared at every single World Cup finals. The other three are Italy, Germany, and Argentina.

In the End

Brazil has won seven World Cup games against European nations (France, England, Portugal, Hungary, Sweden, Holland, and Germany). They have lost three times (Yugoslavia in the 1950 final, France in 2006 quarter-finals and the Netherlands in the 2014 third-place game) and drawn twice (England in 1990 and Sweden in 2002). They have failed to score only once, against Germany in the 2014 final.

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