***I DON’T HAVE FIFA’S PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT TO USE, TALK, THINK OR EVEN YELL AT RANDOS FROM MY BALCONY ABOUT ANY NAMES, COUNTRIES OR EVENTS MENTIONED IN MY FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022 COVERAGE, SO FOR COPYRIGHT REASONS FROM HERE ON IN, THE EVENT WILL BE REFERRED TO AS QLAMQTAR 2022.***
The Qlamqtar 2022 World Cup is only about 9 moons away (depending on your own set of lunar circumstances) and the first ever World Cup held in the Arab world promises to be a real doozy. World Cup history is a tale resplendent with stories of triumph against the odds, childhood dreams coming true and unsung heroes becoming legends. As well as dumb idiot losers, wanker fuck ups and teams that are just total bullshit.
But how shall ye learn about these legends, losers and teams that are just total bullshit? Well look no further my wayward friend as I profile all 211 FIFA nations eligible for World Cup qualification. Today, I take a look at Brazil, 5-time winners of the World Cup.
Sixteen-Time World Cup Losers
FIFA Ranking: 2 (Feb 2022)
When one thinks of soccer, the nation of Brazil invariably comes to mind. However, the Seleção has failed to win the World Cup a grand total of 16, yeah that’s right, sixteen times. Kicking off all the way back in 1930, the Brazilians failed to win all 3 of the first ever World Cups, and their journey ever since the inaugural world championship of football has been littered with World Cup failures.
More recently, the team have continued in their disgraceful ways. The team has lost all of the last four World Cups, and while the Seleção have qualified for every single Finals since the tournament’s foundation 92 years ago, they are a national disgrace, a stain on the nation of Brazil. And while the team does have 5 lousy World Cup trophies to show for their efforts, Brazilians spend every moment of their waking lives trying to forget about the 16 (yep, ONE-SIX) shameful times the team failed to claim soccer’s greatest prize. Despite their ever presence at the event, Brazil is by far the most unsuccessful greatest ever team in the history of international football.
The Seleção have already qualified for Qlamqtar 2022, and while fans of the Joga Bonita are hopeful, odds are that world soccer’s all-time worst all-time best are going add to their already wretched record of failure and fail to win yet another World Cup.
One to watch: Brazilian’s impenetrable COVID Health officials
Little over 5 minutes into the crucial September World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina, local Brazilian health officials were introduced onto the field. The defenders of public health effectively thwarted any further attacks by the COVID quarantine rule-breaching Argentinian team and Brazil, meaning Brazil was able to avoid defeat to their South American archrivals. The defense of the Brazilian health officials held out strong and not only stunted any possible attacks by La Albiceleste, but it also meant the Seleção wouldn’t lose the crucial qualifier. It was truly a masterclass in how to stop the Messi-lead Argentinian attack and we can only hope to see more of it from Brazilian health officials at the World Cup in Qatar come November.
Despite Brazil having failed at an incredible total of 16 World Cups, the team has however managed to salvage some dignity over the years by winning five. Brazil fans will never get over the fact that the team has lost a disastrous 18 matches at the World Cup Finals, but it’s of some consolation that they have at least happened to win 73 (among them 5 Finals). These meagre five (yeah that’s right, just five) Final wins won’t stop Brazilians from thinking that they and their team are complete failures and loser scum of the international soccer world, but it may at least help them sleep at night.
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FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR 2022 | GROUP STAGE
24 Nov 2022
BRAZIL 🇧🇷 x 🇷🇸 SERBIA
28 Nov 2022
BRAZIL 🇧🇷 x 🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND
2 Dec 2022
CAMEROON 🇨🇲 x 🇧🇷 BRAZIL
FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING | CONMEBOL*
24 March 2022
BRAZIL 🇧🇷 x 🇨🇱 CHILE
29 March 2022
BOLIVIA 🇧🇴 x 🇧🇷 BRAZIL
BRAZIL 🇧🇷 x 🇦🇷 ARGENTINA
*Brazil already qualified