Brazil vs Paraguay

“Brazil vs Paraguay” is a soccer match that pits one of the world’s most successful and popular national teams against South American rivals and because of five World Cup titles and soccer heritage it is for beauty’s sake, Brazil often enter these tournaments as favourites. Paraguay, largely unprepared on the world stage, has proven to be a resilient opponent, especially in regional tournaments. This matchup contrasts Brazil’s power and attacking prowess with Paraguay’s discipline and tactics. Their struggles, whether in World Cup qualifiers, Copa America or friendlies, often result in intense close battles, underscoring the competitive nature of South American football.

Comparison table: Brazil vs Paraguay

AspectBrazilParaguay
FIFA Ranking (as of April 2024)351
World Cup appearances228
World Cup titles50
Best World Cup finishChampions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)Quarter-finals (2010)
Copa América titles92
Olympic gold medals20
Confederations Cup titles40
Most capped playerCafu (142)Paulo da Silva (148)
All-time top scorerNeymar (77)Roque Santa Cruz (32)
Current captainCasemiroGustavo Gómez
Current head coachDorival JúniorDaniel Garnero
Home stadiumMaracanãEstadio Defensores del Chaco
Home stadium capacity78,83842,354
Primary kit colorsYellow and blueRed and white
NicknameSeleção (The National Team)Los Guaraníes (The Guaranis)
First international match19141919
Biggest win10-1 vs Bolivia (1949)7-0 vs Bolivia (1949)
Biggest defeat0-6 vs Uruguay (1920)0-8 vs Bulgaria (1967)
FIFA Confederations Cup appearances70
Copa América appearances3737
Most World Cup goalsRonaldo (15)Roque Santa Cruz (3)
Most Copa América goalsZizinho and Neymar (17)Roque Santa Cruz (6)
Highest FIFA ranking18
Lowest FIFA ranking22103
U-20 World Cup titles50
U-17 World Cup titles40
Ballon d’Or winners80
FIFA World Player of the Year winners50
UEFA Champions League winners (players)30+1
Most appearances in a single World CupCafu (21)Paulo da Silva (9)
First World Cup appearance19301930
Last World Cup appearance20222010
FIFA World Cup qualifying record (W-D-L)74-32-1833-35-56
Copa América winning percentage65.3%42.1%
All-time goal difference+1,099+70
Players in European top 5 leagues (approx.)80+15+
Continental club championships (Copa Libertadores)213
FIFA Club World Cup titles40
South American Footballer of the Year winners251
Average attendance in home matches55,000+25,000+
Youth development ranking (FIFA)Top 5Top 50
Women’s national team FIFA ranking951
Women’s World Cup appearances80
Women’s Olympic appearances70
Football federation founded19141906
Professional league established19711906
Number of professional clubs12854
Average player market value (approx.)€15 million€1.5 million
Number of FIFA World Cup qualifications228
Longest unbeaten run35 matches18 matches
Most World Cup matches played11427
World Cup goals scored22930
World Cup goals conceded10557
Copa América titles as hosts50
FIFA Fair Play Award wins30
Players with 100+ caps105
Olympic silver medals30
Olympic bronze medals21
Pan American Games gold medals40
South American Games gold medals20
FIFA U-20 World Cup appearances2312
FIFA U-17 World Cup appearances174
Average goals per World Cup match2.011.11
World Cup clean sheets435
World Cup hat-tricks80
Players in FIFA 100 list150
FIFA Puskás Award winners10
FIFA FIFPro World XI appearances60+0
UEFA Team of the Year appearances40+0
Copa América Best Player awards121
Copa América Top Scorer awards121
Copa América Best Goalkeeper awards71
World Cup Golden Ball winners20
World Cup Golden Boot winners20
World Cup Golden Glove winners10
World Cup Best Young Player winners10
FIFA World Cup All-Time Team members60
FIFA 100 members151
IFFHS Player of the Century winners20
CONMEBOL Team of the Century players131
South American Team of the Year appearances100+10+
Intercontinental Cup / FIFA Club World Cup winners (players)25+1
Olympic team appearances143
Pan American Games appearances85
South American Games appearances67
Longest World Cup qualification streak22 (ongoing)4
FIFA World Cup hosting2 (1950, 2014)0
Copa América hosting52
Players transferred for €50+ million15+0
Players with 50+ international goals51
World Cup qualifying goals285134
World Cup qualifying clean sheets5122
FIFA World Ranking points (approx.)18401435
Average player age in recent World Cup squad28.127.7
Number of foreign-based players in recent squad2215
Highest transfer fee received for a player€222 million (Neymar)€41 million (Miguel Almirón)
Number of professional leagues42
Average stadium capacity in top division35,000+15,000+
Number of clubs in Copa Libertadores 202474
Number of clubs in Copa Sudamericana 202464

The data in this comparison table is based on information available until April 2024. Football statistics and ratings can change frequently, so some information may have been updated since then for the most up-to-date information, especially in FIFA ratings, three days these games and player statistics , it best to check the official FIFA website or the Brazil and Paraguay national football teams.