This is the list of the biggest loss in Brazil’s football history. Before I dive into their defeats, you need to know this: Brazil is the most successful team in the FIFA World Cup, having won the tournament five times ( 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002 ).
Plus, they hold an impressive World Cup record with 76 victories in 114 matches, a goal difference of 129, 247 points, and only 19 losses.
Also, Brazil is the only team to have participated in all World Cup editions without playoffs, and they have triumphed on four different continents. They have also won the FIFA Confederations Cup four times ( 1997, 2005, 2009, 2013 ).
Brazil maintains the highest average football Elo rating and has achieved the most Team of the Year first ranking wins according to FIFA’s ranking system.
The 1970 Brazil team is widely regarded as one of the greatest teams in history, along with other notable teams from 1958-62 and 1994-2002. In 1996, Brazil set a world record by remaining undefeated for 35 consecutive matches.
However, they do not have a perfect record, rather they have their biggest loss in the game.The defeat remarked the highest goals conceded by Brazil in their history of football, breaking the 94-year history that collected Brasil’s 6-0 defeat against Uruguay. Despite the fact that Brazil still have the chance to win the second runner-up place, home fans were left devastated by the extremely poor performance that the host nation made last night.Brazil’s calamity was already seen in the first half, when Der Panzer were five-goal ahead, courtesy of Thomas Muller, Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos, and Sami Khedira. Klose, especially, received major highlight by the media as he broke the long-standing goal-scoring record held by Ronaldo – scoring the most goal in World Cup finals with 16 goals collection.
The 1950 World Cup was supposed to be a coming out party for Brazilian football. And they did not disappoint. Playing with an attacking flair that no one had seen before, Brazil shook the foundations of the game that the once staid rulers took heed. Led by the brilliance of Ademir who led the tournament with 8 goals, Brazil stampeded their way through the competition, scoring decisive wins over Mexico, Yugoslavia, Sweden and Spain. Their last two victories over the Swedes and Spaniards were devastating as they outscored their European counterparts by a combined 13-2 margin. On top of all that, Brazil were playing at home in front of a fevered and rabid fan base who were waiting to party once the home side hoisted the Jules Rimet Cup. (And no country can throw a party like Brazil.)
Uruguay on the other hand were seen as dour and dull. They weren’t flashy but La Celeste were an efficient and controlled side who rarely made mistakes. They also were opportunistic as they loved to pounce on their opponents errors and make them pay dearly. Uruguay destroyed Bolivia and eked out a narrow victory over Sweden to set up a showdown with their South American rivals.
The format of this World Cup was slightly different. Brazil only needed a draw to win the World Cup while Uruguay had to win because they were held to a draw by Spain.
Maracana Stadium in Rio was the site of the final match. The estimated crowd was at 200,000, the largest to ever watch a sporting event. Rio was all set to party. Brazilians were so sure of victory that 22 gold medals with the names of the Brazilian players were made prior to the match.