According to Brazil’s top marksman Richarlison, they are ravenous for a record-extending 6th World Cup trophy. Brazil have lost only one match since 2019. The Tottenham star who is set to play in his first World Cup, says:
“We will do everything we can to win a record-extending sixth FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar”.
Brazil are saturated with World Cup history, with more titles than any other country, however their fifth and latest victory came in 2002.
Tite’s men head into the competition in Qatar as one of the top picks having lost only one match since 2019, their Copa America final loss to Argentina last year.
Richarlison will play in his most memorable World Cup, having scored 17 goals in his 38 appearances for A Seleção since his debut in 2018.
The 25-year-old says he and his colleagues will give their very best to bring back the trophy, telling Eurosport:
“If we will win? I don’t know, but we will do everything to win the World Cup.
“I prefer that we work in silence, doing our job and doing our best every day. Certainly, Professor Tite [head coach] will prepare us well for a great World Cup.”
The Tottenham forward believes Brazil deserve to be among the most fancied teams and is confident they will make an impression in Qatar, saying: “I think there are a lot of good teams, but we are Brazil.
“We have a lot of history, we’ve never been out of the World Cup and we’re going to the World Cup to honour the shirt. We’re definitely going to get something good for us.”
Notwithstanding his confidence in Brazil’s possibilities, Richarlison recognized other sides he feels has an opportunity, adding:
“There are a lot of good teams.
“The defending champions, France. Belgium, for example, and Argentina, which has a good squad and won the Copa America.”
Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Serbia on Thursday, before facing Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G.