World Cup 2018 Outright Winner Tips
Brazil are the most successful nation in the history of the World Cup, winning the tournament on five different occasions. They are the most famous nation when it comes to this competition, with football fans able to recall the talent of Neymar, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Kaku, Romario or even Pele depending on their age.
Brazil have a point to prove...
The 2014 World Cup was supposed to be an occasion where the South American side demonstrated their prowess on home soil, although it was a struggle for a Brazilian side who relied too heavily on the ability of Neymar from the very beginning.
While the men in yellow were able to bluster their way through the group and past Colombia and Chile in the knockout phases, they were eventually exposed by a ruthless Germany side who put them to the sword by a 7-1 scoreline. Tears were shed and the nation mourned such an embarrassing defeat.
Wind the clock forward and the Brazilian national team are in much better shape ahead of the 2018 World Cup. This is a team that qualified in style by topping the CONMEBOL group with games to spare, leaving Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Peru to mop up the remaining spots.
Can Tite guide Brazil to the World title?
Tite is now in charge and proves to be more popular than Dunga, with the squad brimming with superstars of which Neymar is just one. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is clearly one of the best players in the world and his switch from Barcelona to the French capital has seen him become the number one star at the Ligue 1 club.
However, there are others to help share the load this time around. Gabriel Jesus is part of a Manchester City machine that blows other teams aside in England, while Philippe Coutinho is the arch playmaker who was the subject of eye-watering bids from Barcelona last summer which Liverpool were able to rebuff.
Let’s also talk about their defensive capabilities. Dani Alves, Marquinhos and Thiago Silva are all with Neymar at PSG, with the trio highly talented and experienced. Marcelo is the other first-choice defender and the Real Madrid full-back has an array of silverware under his belt thanks his club’s recent Champions League exploits.
There is so much to like about the squad, with Fernandinho and Paulinho ready to do the dirty work in midfield, while Casemiro is sure to also be involved and this is a team who look set to reach their prime when the World Cup comes around.
Brazil have been handed a winnable World Cup group that includes Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia, with the South American side unlikely to fear any opponent and ready to make history.
Brazil to win the World Cup @ 5.00 (4/1) with bet365