Brazilian Women's National Football Team / World Championships

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Logo with World Cup stars of the men's team
World Cup record scorer : Marta (17)
World Cup record player: Formiga (27)
Rank : 5
Balance sheet
34 World Cup games
20 wins
4 draws
10 losses
66:40 goals
First World Cup game Brazil 1-0 Japan Foshan ( CHN ); November 17, 1991
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Biggest World Cup victory Brazil 7-1 Mexico East Rutherford ( USA ); June 19, 1999
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Biggest World Cup defeats Brazil 1: 6 Germany Karlstad ( SWE ); June 9, 1995 Brazil 0-5 USA Panyu ( CHN ); November 19, 1991
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BrazilBrazil United StatesUnited States

World Championship
Participation in the finals 8 ( first : 1991 )
Best results Vice World Champion 2007
Best placements in the countries that host the FIFA World Cup
Brazil Women's World Cup placements.PNG
(As of June 23, 2019)

The article contains a detailed description of the Brazilian national soccer team for women at World Cups . Brazil was the only South American team to qualify for all women's World Cup finals and is in fifth place in the all-time table . The Brazilians reached the World Cup final once, but have so far not been able to match the successes of their male colleagues .

The national team at world championships


year Host country Participation until ... opponent Result Trainer Comments and special features
1991 People's Republic of China Preliminary round Japan , USA , Sweden 9. Fernando Pires
1995 Sweden Preliminary round Sweden , Japan , Germany China 9. Ademar Fonseca
1999 United States 3rd place match Norway 3. Wilson De Oliveira Rica Victory on penalties
2003 United States Quarter finals Sweden 5. Paulo Gonçalves
2007 People's Republic of China final Germany Vice world champion Jorge Barcellos Top scorer Marta named best player.
2011 Germany Quarter finals United States 5. Kleiton Lima Defeat on penalties
2015 Canada Round of 16 Australia 9. Vadão
2019 France Round of 16 France Vadão Qualified as South American champion. Group opponents in France were Australia, Italy and Jamaica. As the best third in the group, Brazil reached the knockout round.


(Information incl. 2019: eight world championships)

  • not participated: never (0%)
  • qualified: eight times (100%)
    • Preliminary round: twice (25%; 1991 and 1995)
    • Round of 16: twice (25%; 2015 and 2019)
    • Quarter-finals: twice (25%; 2003 and 2001)
    • Match for 3rd place: once (12.5%; 1999)
    • Vice world champion: once (12.5%; 2007)

The tournaments

World Cup 1991 in the People's Republic of China

The Brazilians qualified as South American champions for the first women's World Cup . For this they had to play in two games against Venezuela and Chile and won both games (6-0 and 6-1).

In the People's Republic of China , Brazil was drawn into the group with Sweden , the Central and North American champions USA and Japan . On November 17, 1991, they played their first World Cup game in Foshan and won 1-0 against Japan. Elane scored the first World Cup goal for the Brazilians. The second game was followed by a 0: 5 against the USA. After a 2-0 draw against Sweden in the last group game, Brazil finished third in the group and were eliminated.

World Cup 1995 in Sweden

Four years later, the Brazilians had to qualify against four teams. Again, the South American champions also served as qualifiers for the 1995 World Cup. With four wins against Argentina , Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia , Brazil won the group against Argentina, but then had to face Argentina again in the final and won it 2-0.

At the World Cup, as four years earlier, Sweden and Japan were drawn, as were European champions Germany. Brazil started again with a 1-0 win, this time against the hosts. Then there were two more defeats against Japan with 1: 2 and Germany with 1: 6. Brazil was tied with Japan on points, but only in fourth place due to the worse goal difference, so they were eliminated again after the preliminary round and had actually missed the qualification for the first women's football tournament at the 1996 Olympic Games , as only the eight best teams qualify for the World Cup. However, because England, the seventh best team, was not eligible to compete in the Olympic Games, Brazil was able to participate as the ninth best team. Japan as one of the two best thirds in the group then lost to the USA in the quarter-finals.

World Cup 1999 in the USA

All 10 CONMEBOL members had registered for the third world championship and the South American champions, who are again serving as qualifications , so that the game was played in two groups. Brazil prevailed in its group with four wins against Peru , Columbia , Chile and Venezuela. In the semi-finals Ecuador was defeated 11-1 and in the final Argentina 7-1. Argentina could not win against Mexico in the Inter-American Playoffs, so Mexico qualified for the first time.

Mexico was then Brazil's opening opponent in the USA and lost 7-1. Thereby achieved Pretinha and Sissi three gates. This time, however, Brazil could also win the second game: Italy were defeated 2-0. After a 3: 3 against Germany, Brazil were even group winners due to the better goal difference and met Africa champions Nigeria in the quarter-finals . After 35 minutes it was 3-0 for Brazil, but since the Africans also scored three goals in the second half, there was an extension. In this Sissi then managed the golden goal to 4: 3. In the semifinals against hosts USA, however, they lost 2-0. The USA became world champions for the second time. Brazil achieved third place in the small final against the dethroned defending champion Norway by winning on penalties.

2003 World Cup in the USA

The 2003 World Cup should actually take place again in the People's Republic of China . Because of the SARS epidemic, the tournament was moved to the USA at short notice. This was the second time that the World Cup took place in the USA. In the qualification , which was played again as Sudamericano Femenino 2003 , Brazil only had to compete in the round of the last four, for which the other three teams had to qualify first. With three wins against Argentina, Colombia and Peru, Brazil qualified as South American champions for the World Cup, but Argentina, second in the group, was also able to book the World Cup ticket.

In the USA, they met South Korea in the first group game and won 3-0. A 4-1 win against Norway followed and with a 1-1 draw against France , they reached the quarter-finals as group winners. Here Sweden was the opponent and with a 1: 2 Brazil were eliminated. Sweden then reached the final, but then lost through the first golden goal in a women's World Cup game against Germany, which meant that the German women became world champions for the first time and Germany became the first world champions for men and women.

World Cup 2007 in the People's Republic of China

Four years later the World Cup took place in the People's Republic of China for the second time . In the Sudamericano Femenino 2006 , which again served as a qualification , the 10 CONMEBOL members initially played four teams in two groups of five for the final round. Brazil initially met Paraguay , Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia. Brazil reached the final round with four wins, but was only second behind Argentina, ahead of Uruguay and Paraguay. Argentina and Brazil went back to the World Cup.

At the finals, they met Oceania champions New Zealand in their first game and won 5-0. A 4-0 win against hosts China followed and Denmark was defeated 1-0. Brazil reached the quarter-finals as group winners. In a varied game Australia was beaten 3-2 and thus reached the semi-finals against the USA. Here, Brazil succeeded in bringing the US girls their highest international defeat with 4-0, which means that Brazil reached the World Cup final for the first time and was the third nation after Germany and Sweden to achieve this in women and men. Opponent was defending champion Germany, who had reached the final without conceding a goal and had the highest World Cup victory of all time with an 11-0 win against Argentina in the opening game. After a goalless first half, Birgit Prinz took the 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute with her 14th World Cup goal. In the 64th minute, Cristiane was fouled in the German penalty area. However , Nadine Angerer was able to fend off Marta's penalty . The Brazilians were also unable to score the following attacks, as the German defense was secure. The decision was made four minutes before the end: After a corner, Simone Laudehr scored the 2-0 with a header. The German team was the first to defend its title at a women's World Cup. The runner-up is the best result for Brazil so far. Marta also received the Golden Shoe as top scorer and the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament.

World Cup 2011 in Germany

For the World Cup in Germany , the Brazilians qualified again as winners of the Sudamericano Femenino 2010 . With four wins, Colombia, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay were initially distanced in the preliminary round. In the final round there were three more victories against Colombia, Chile and Argentina, which surprisingly lost to Colombia on the last day of the game, so Colombia received the World Cup ticket instead of Argentina.

In Germany, Brazil was drawn into a group with World Cup newcomers Equatorial Guinea , Norway and Australia . After a 1-0 win against Australia and a 3-0 win against Norway, a draw against the newcomer to the World Cup from the other side of the Atlantic would have been enough, but this game was also won (3-0), leaving Brazil with nine without conceding a goal Points group winner was. In the quarter-finals they met the Americans, who had only finished second in the group for the first time. Brazil fell behind in the second minute with a Daiane own goal , but were able to equalize in the 68th minute with a penalty converted by Marta . The Brazilians were lucky because Hope Solo held the penalty shot by Cristiane , but referee Jacqui Melksham had it repeated because a US player had run into the penalty area too early, and Marta who then started was ultimately successful. In addition, the USA now had to play outnumbered, as Rachel Buehler had also received the red card for the emergency brake that led to the penalty . But it stayed at 1: 1 until the end of regular time, which resulted in extra time. In this Marta scored the 2-1 lead for Brazil after just two minutes. In the second minute of overtime stoppage time Abby Wambach managed to equalize 2-2 after a wide cross from Megan Rapinoe . This resulted in a penalty shoot-out in which all five Americans converted - even if Shannon Boxx only made the second attempt. But since Solo could save a penalty, the USA reached the semifinals. For Brazil the World Cup came to an early end, the USA reached the final for the third time as the second team after Germany, but failed there on penalties against Japan.

2015 World Cup in Canada

In the qualification , the Brazilians prevail again as winners of the Sudamericano Femenino 2014 . In the preliminary round, however, only the games against Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia were won. Against Argentina there was a 2-3 defeat when some regular players were spared. Not all games were won in the final round either. After victories against Ecuador (4: 0) and Argentina (6: 0), however, a 0: 0 against Colombia was enough to become South American champions again. Colombia was also able to pick up the tickets for the World Cup in second place, Ecuador had to go into the playoffs against Trinidad & Tobago as third in the group and qualified there as the last team for the World Cup for the first time with a last-minute goal.

When the groups were drawn, the Brazilians were seeded and “assigned” to group E. South Korea and the newcomers to the World Cup, Spain and Costa Rica , were drawn as group opponents .

The Brazilians prevailed in the group without losing points, beating South Korea 2-0, Spain 1-0 and Costa Rica 1-0. In the second round they were defeated by Australia 0: 1 and eliminated.

World Cup 2019 in France

In the qualification , the Brazilians prevail in the Sudamericano Femenino 2018 . After two games in the final round of the best four teams, participation in the World Cup was no longer possible. A win in the last game against Colombia also defended the title.

Group opponents in France were Australia, Italy and Jamaica . After the Brazilians hadn't won a game since July 2018, they were able to win 3-0 against Jamaica even without World Cup record goalscorer Marta. Cristiana, who had not played an international game since winning the South American Championship, scored all goals. In the second game against Australia they took the lead 2-0, with Marta scoring the first goal and her 16th World Cup goal with a converted penalty, drawing level with Miroslav Klose , the men's top scorer. In stoppage time of the first half, however, the Australians were able to score the next goal and in the second half, when Marta was substituted, they turned the game around and won 3-2. The third goal came from an own goal by Mônica . In their third game against Italy, the Brazilians won with a penalty converted by Marta. Since Australia won 4-1 against Jamaica in the parallel game, lost 2-1 to Italy in the first game and Italy defeated Jamaica 5-0, the three teams were tied. Due to the better goal difference, Italy finished group winners and Australia came second due to one more goal scored with the same goal difference as Brazil. However, as the best third party in the group, the Brazilians also qualified for the round of 16, where they met hosts France. With 1: 2 after extra time they lost to the French, against whom they had not yet won eight games.


World Cup record goal scorer Marta

Brazil has played 34 World Cup games so far. Of these, 20 were won, ten lost and four ended in a draw. Four games went into overtime because a winner had to be determined. One was won by a golden goal and one on penalties , one lost on penalties and one lost "normally".

Brazil took part in the opening game once: in 1995 against the hosts. Brazil also played three times against the hosts: 1991, 2007 and 2019. Brazil played three times against the eventual world champions (1999 in the semi-finals and 2007 in the final) and twice against the defending champions (1999 in the third place match and 2007 in the final). Brazil played the most frequently (4 times) against the USA (one win, two losses, 1 draw with a loss on penalties) and against Australia (two wins and two losses each). Ten games were the first so far against the respective opponents.

Brazil have played against teams from all other confederations so far, but never against one of their own confederations at the World Cup. The champions of all other confederations have also been played against (8 times), most often (3 times) against the European champions .

Most of the games played the record national player Formiga (27), who took part in her 7th World Cup in 2019 as the first player. Marta scored the most World Cup goals for Brazil (17) and since her 15th World Cup goal on June 9, 2015, she has been number 1 on the World Cup goalscorer list, ahead of the no longer active Birgit Prinz .

All World Cup games
No. date Result opponent venue occasion Remarks
1 11/17/1991 1-0 JapanJapan Japan Foshan ( CHN ) * Preliminary round First game against Japan
2 11/19/1991 0: 5 United StatesUnited States United States Panyu ( CHN ) * Preliminary round First game against a reigning CONCACAF champion
3 11/21/1991 0: 2 SwedenSweden Sweden Panyu ( CHN ) * Preliminary round 1st game against Sweden
4th 06/05/1995 1-0 SwedenSweden Sweden Helsingborg ( SWE ) A. Preliminary round
5 06/07/1995 1: 2 JapanJapan Japan Karlstad ( SWE ) * Preliminary round
6th 06/09/1995 1: 6 GermanyGermany Germany Karlstad ( SWE ) * Preliminary round First game against Germany
7th 06/19/1999 7: 1 MexicoMexico Mexico East Rutherford ( USA ) * Preliminary round
8th 06/24/1999 2-0 ItalyItaly Italy Chicago ( USA ) * Preliminary round First game against Italy
9 06/27/1999 3: 3 GermanyGermany Germany Landover ( USA ) * Preliminary round
10 07/01/1999 4: 3 a.d. NigeriaNigeria Nigeria Landover ( USA ) * Quarter finals First game against Nigeria.
First game against a reigning African champion
11 07/04/1999 0: 2 United StatesUnited States United States Stanford ( USA ) A. Semifinals
12 07/10/1999 0: 0 a.d., 5: 4 in E. NorwayNorway Norway (TV) Pasadena ( USA ) * 3rd place match
13 09/21/2003 3-0 Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea Washington, DC ( USA ) * Group game
14th 09/24/2003 4: 1 NorwayNorway Norway Washington, DC ( USA ) * Group game
15th 09/27/2003 1: 1 FranceFrance France Washington, DC ( USA ) * Group game First game against France
16 10/01/2003 1: 2 SwedenSweden Sweden Foxboro ( USA ) * Quarter finals
17th 09/12/2007 5-0 New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand Wuhan ( CHN ) * Preliminary round First game against New Zealand
Highest victory of a South American against an Oceanic team
18th 09/15/2007 4-0 China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China Wuhan ( CHN ) A. Preliminary round
19th 09/20/2007 1-0 DenmarkDenmark Denmark Hangzhou ( CHN ) * Preliminary round First game against Denmark
20th 09/23/2007 3: 2 AustraliaAustralia Australia Tianjin ( CHN ) * Quarter finals
21st 09/27/2007 4-0 United StatesUnited States United States Hangzhou ( CHN ) * Semifinals
22nd 09/30/2007 0: 2 GermanyGermany Germany (TV) Shanghai ( CHN ) * final
23 06/29/2011 1-0 AustraliaAustralia Australia Mönchengladbach ( DEU ) * Preliminary round
24 07/03/2011 3-0 NorwayNorway Norway Wolfsburg ( DEU ) * Preliminary round
25th 07/06/2011 3-0 Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Frankfurt am Main ( DEU ) * Preliminary round First game against Equatorial Guinea
26th 07/10/2011 2: 2 n.V .; 3: 5 i. E. United StatesUnited States United States Dresden ( DEU ) * Quarter finals
27 06/09/2015 2-0 Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea Montreal ( CAN ) * Preliminary round 15th World Cup goal by Marta
28 06/13/2015 1-0 SpainSpain Spain Montreal ( CAN ) * Preliminary round 1st game against Spain
29 06/17/2015 1-0 Costa RicaCosta Rica Costa Rica Moncton ( CAN ) * Preliminary round
30th 06/21/2015 0: 1 AustraliaAustralia Australia Moncton ( CAN ) * Round of 16
31 06/09/2019 3-0 JamaicaJamaica Jamaica Grenoble ( FRA ) * Preliminary round First World Cup game against Jamaica
32 06/13/2019 2: 3 AustraliaAustralia Australia Montpellier ( FRA ) * Preliminary round
33 06/18/2019 1-0 ItalyItaly Italy Valenciennes ( FRA ) * Preliminary round
34 June 23, 2019 1: 2 a.d. FranceFrance France Le Havre ( FRA ) A. Round of 16

Note: Teams in bold were champions of their confederation at the time of the match.

The Brazilian team achieved their highest victories against the following countries in World Cup tournaments:

  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 3-0 (2011, preliminary round)
  • China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 4: 0 (2007, preliminary round)
  • DenmarkDenmark Denmark 1-0 (2007, preliminary round) - and three 2-1 wins at the Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo in 2011 and 2012
  • New ZealandNew Zealand New Zealand 5-0 (2007, preliminary round)
  • NorwayNorway Norway 4-1 and 3-0 (2003 and 2011, preliminary rounds)
  • SpainSpain Spain 1-0 (2015, preliminary round) - (also a 2-1 in a friendly)

The Brazilian team suffered their biggest defeats at a World Cup tournament against these teams:

  • GermanyGermany Germany 1: 6 (1995, preliminary round)
  • SwedenSweden Sweden 0: 2 (1991, preliminary round) - as well as a 1: 3 in a friendly match



  • Players with the most World Cup participations: Formiga with 7 (1995-2019)
  • Oldest participant in a World Cup: Formiga with 41 years and 112 days on June 23, 2019
  • The oldest goalscorer: Formiga on June 9, 2015 at 37 years and 98 days.
  • Sissi scored the first golden goal in 1999 in the quarter-finals in a 4-3 nV against Nigeria.
  • Brazilians have been the top scorer twice:
    • 1999 Sissi together with Sun Wen / China 7 goals each
    • 2007 Marta - 7 goals
  • Most goals overall: Marta - 17th
  • Sissi scored the 250th World Cup goal on June 24, 1999 in a 2-0 win against Italy, Rosana scored the 350th World Cup goal on September 24, 2003 with a 2-0 (final score 4: 1) against Norway and Daniela scored the 350th World Cup goal on September 12 , 2003 . September 2007 with the 1-0 (final score 5-0) against New Zealand the 450th World Cup goal.


  • The most common semi-final pairings (2 × each) were Brazil against the USA (1999 and 2007) and Germany against the USA (1991 and 2003), each team was able to win one game.
  • Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Nigeria and Norway played most often (3 times each) against the hosts.
  • Brazil won most often (2 ×) against the hosts (1995, 2007).


  • Only Brazil and Nigeria always competed with a different coach in the first seven appearances. Nigeria now also in the eighth participation.
  • Oldest coach at a World Cup whose age is known: Paulo Gonçalves aged 66 at the 2003 World Cup.

Negative records

  • First yellow-red card : Suzy in the game against Germany on June 9, 1995.
  • Most cautions in one game: 8 in the match between Brazil and Germany 1: 6 on June 9, 1995 and between Brazil and the USA in the 2011 World Cup. While Suzy received two yellow cards in the first game , i. H. the yellow-red card, Rachel Buehler also got the red card in the second game .
  • Fastest own goal: Daiane (Brazil) after 75 seconds against the USA in 2011


Claudia Vasconcelos from Brazil was the first female referee at the World Cup in 1991. She led the small final between Sweden and Germany.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. 2 games decided by penalty shootout (1 win and 1 loss each)
  2. a b In some statistics, e.g. B. FIFA is named as the venue in New York City / New Jersey .
  3. The placements from 5th place onwards were determined by FIFA without any placement games, see Technical Report FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 ™ , page 159
  4. Japan - Brazil 0: 1 (0: 1)
  5. "Olympic Football Tournament Atlanta Women 1996"
  6. "Sissi (1999: BRA vs. NGA)"
  7. "USA trump Brazil in classic thriller"
  8. "Women's World Cup 2015: group draw degenerates into a farce" ( Memento from December 9, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  9. a b In some statistics, e.g. B. FIFA is named Washington, DC as the venue.
  10. In some statistics, e.g. B. FIFA is named San Francisco as the venue.
  11. In some statistics, e.g. B. FIFA is named Los Angeles as the venue.
  12. "Statistical Overview: Records & Milestones"
  13. If there are several trainers, the date of birth is not included in the statistics and cannot be determined.
  14. a b Match report Brazil 1: 6 (1: 3) Germany
  15. Official Match Document Brazil 2-2 USA (1-1, 0-1) 3-5 i. E.