Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team are the most successful team in world cup history. They have won the world cup a record five times and are the only national team to have played at every world cup finals.
They are the only nation to have won the world cup on four different continents. Twice in North America, once in Europe, once in South America and once in Asia. It is often said that if the English invented football, the Brazilian’s perfected it. It is easy to see why.
The iconic yellow shirt of the Brazilian national football team is something even those oblivious about football will recognise. It is interesting to know, however, that it has not always been the national team’s home playing colours. After a poor performance in the 1950 world cup it was thought the white and blue colours were not patriotic enough. A competition began, won by a 19 year old. The famous yellow tops have been worn ever since.
Brazil again hosted the world cup in 2014. Things didn’t improve compared to 1950. A 7-1 hammering in the semi-final destroyed a nation’s hopes. Will we see another kit change before the 2018 world cup.