The Brazilian national team, who had their first goal in the last 16, slumped down in the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals. The Tite’s lead scorer was knocked out after a 2-1 defeat at Belgium’s Kazan Arena on Friday (6/7)
At least there are a number of stifling records for Brazil who were knocked out in the quarter-finals. The record is worse than their failure in the 2018 World Cup semifinals.
Brazil got behind 0-2 in the first half thanks to Fernandinho’s own goal and a goal by Kevin De Bruyne. Selecao scored only one goal to minimize miss through Renato Augusto header in the 76th minute.
Here are a number of records stifling Brazil’s failure to the 2018 World Cup semifinals as quoted from Opta:
1. Brazil has always been knocked out of European teams in the autumn phase in the last four editions of the World Cup, losing to France (2006), eliminated by the Netherlands (2010), subdued by Germany (2014), and losing to Belgium (2018).
2.Brasil always conceded in the last 10 World Cup quarterfinal matches since a 1-0 victory over Wales in 1958.
3. Fernandinho became the second Brazilian player to do an own goal after Marcelo in the 2014 World Cup. Fernandinho’s own goal is the 11th in the event of this year’s edition of the soccer party.
4. Brazil recorded 17 attempts to score in the second half, while Belgium only once.
5. After Brazil’s failure, none of the 2014 World Cup semifinalists are returning to the semi-finals in this edition, for the first time in history.