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Brazil's FIFA World Cup Triumphs

"Ofelia" (2018-04-09)

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judi online piala duniaThe FIFA World Cup is the most popular soccer competition in the world. It is staged every four years and contested by member countries of FIFA, the international governing body of soccer. With five titles, Brazil is the most successful team in World Cup history. Here are brief histories of Brazil's five World Cup (WC) titles:

1. 1958 Tournament. Brazil won its first WC title in the 1958 tournament that was hosted by Sweden. This tournament was also the first time that the world got to see 17-year-old Brazilian forward Pele, who would later end up as one of the biggest stars of world soccer. Brazil defeated the host nation Sweden 5-2 in the final with Pele scoring 2 goals.

2. 1962 Tournament. Brazil defended its WC title successfully by defeating Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the final of the 1962 tournament that was held in Chile. The Brazilian team was supposed to be led once again by superstar Pele, but Pele's tournament was cut short after he was injured in Brazil's second match. Brazil still went on to win the tournament without him.

3. 1970 Tournament. In the 1970 World Cup that was held in Mexico, Brazil reigned supreme once again by defeating Italy 4-1 in the final. It was Brazil's third World Cup triumph, so they were allowed to keep the old Jules Rimet Trophy permanently. This 1970 Brazil team was once again led by Pele, who was playing in his last WC tournament.

4. 1994 Tournament. After 24 years of dry spell, Brazil was once again victorious in the World Cup stage in the 1994 tournament that was held in the United States. This 1994 Brazil team was led by star forwards Romario and Bebeto. In the final, Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 after a penalty shootout.

5. 2002 Tournament. Brazil won its fifth WC title in the 2002 tournament that Agen Judi Resmi Piala Dunia 2018 was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea. This was the first time in history that a WC tournament was held in Asia. In the final, Brazil beat Germany 2-0 with superstar forward Ronaldo scoring both goals.

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