Brazil is the only country to take part in all FIFA World Cups since 1930. It is the team with most wins and goals scored in the history of the competition. Brazil is the most successful national team in the history of the World Cup, having won 5 FIFA World Cup titles and reaching the final in 2 other opportunities.
Traditionally, Brazil’s greatest rival is Argentina. This 2 countries have met each other 4 times in history of FIFA World Cup, with 2 wins for Brazil, one for Argentina and a draw. Brazil played most against Sweden in the finals for 7 times, with 5 wins for Brazil and 2 draws. Brazil come into the tournament as a favorite, and didn’t disappoint, thrilling the world with their spectacular play. The star of the tournament was an undersized midfielder named “Edson Arondes Do Nascimento” known the world as Pele. Pele is the son of a professional footballer called “Dodhino”. Brazil went on to win the World Cup again in 19966 and 1970, which gave them the right to retain the Jules Rimet Cup permanently as the first country to win 3 World Cups.
This year, Brazil will be hosting the FIFA World Cup for the second time. This is an international association football tournament that is anticipated over the world. It is attended by hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world, and is watched by millions as the football games are played live on television. Being the host country is considered to be an enormous privilege. Although Brazil qualified as the host on 30 October 2007, the games will only be held from 12 June to 13 July of 2014. This gives the country time to prepare its infrastructure, amenities and facilities for the certain influx of the football fans.
The logo for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been called “Inspiration” and depicts 3 hands reaching up and holding the coveted World Cup trophy. The colors used (Yellow and Green) reflect the colors of the Brazil flag. Brazil is currently one of the fastest growing country in the world in terms of its economy and this is considered to be a worthwhile investment to showcase its beauty, efficiency and suitability as a tourist destination. In this way, the World Cup is potentially instrumental in the social development of this beautiful South American country