Brazil is the only country to play all editions of Fifa World Cup. The team played the South American World Cup Qualifiers (SAWCQ) 10 times and advances in all of them. The team was qualified to the anothers final stage as champion (1962, 1966, 1974 and 1998), 1 as host-country (in 1950) and 3 as guest (1930, 1934 and 1938)
In the last match for the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Brazil lost to Paraguay in Asunción. Brazil, playing away – the match was in the Defensores Del Chaco -, by 2-0 (Roque Santa Cruz 25´, Salvador Cabañas 48´). The first goal was in a cornerkick and the second in a counter-attack.
Brazil holds the fifth position in the South American World Cup Qualifiers. The team has 8 points in 5 matches, 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 lost. Brazil scored 8 goals and allowed 4.
The match will be in the Mineirão stadium, Belo Horizonte. A few players of Brazil started their carrers in teams that played a lot in the Mineirão, like Cruzeiro and Atlético-MG. The right winger Maicon, the defender Luisão, the midfielder Gilberto Silva and the goalkeeper Diego Alves are at home when playing in Mineirão
Brazilian matches in the South American World Cup Qualifiers: Colombia 0-0 Brazil; Brazil 5-0 Ecuador; Peru 1-1 Brazil; Brazil 2-1 Uruguay; Paraguay 2-0 Brazil.
Brazil played against Argentina 92 times, has 35 wins, 34 loss and 23 draws. Brazil scored 145 goals and allowed 149.
Brazil participations in FIFA World Cups: 18 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).
The brazilian top scorers in the South American World Cup Qualifiers are Kaká, with 3 goals, Luis Fabiano, with 2, Elano, Ronaldinho and Vagner Love with 1 each. Brazil did not scored in the last match, against Paraguay.
The last match between Brazil and Argentina was 3-0 (Julio Baptista, Ayala – own goal - and Daniel Alves) to Brazil, for the final of the Copa América.
Brazil played four friendly matches this year: 1-0 (Robinho) against Ireland; 1-0 (Pato) against Sweden; 3-2 (Diego, Luis Fabiano, Robinho) against Canada and 0-2 against Venezuela.
The brazilian player that scored more times against Argentina is Pelé, with 8 goals. In the Mineirão stadium, Ronaldo is the top scorer against Argentina, with 3 goals.
Brazil never losses at home in South American Qualifiers. The team has 31 wins and 7 ties.
In the last match for the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Argentina tied with Ecuador playing at home, in the Monumental de Nunez stadium. The match ended 1-1 (Urrutia 69´, Palacios 93´). The Urrutia´s goal was scored in a beautiful team move, ended in a powerfull shoot. Palacio scored the goal that tied the match 4 minutes after leaving the bench.
Argentina holds the second position in the South American World Cup Qualifiers. The team has 10 points in 5 matches, 3 wins, 1 draws and 1 lost. Argentina scored 9 goals and allowed 3.
The last match in the Minerião stadium between Brazil and Argentina was 3-1 to Brazil. The forward Ronaldo scored 3 goals, all in penalties shoots.
Argentinean matches in the South American World Cup Qualifiers: Argentina 2-0 Chile; Venezuela 0-2 Argentina; Argentina 3-0 Bolívia; Colombia 2-1 Argentina; Argentina 1-1 Ecuador.
For the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Argentina played 4 times against Brazil. Each team played two matches at home, and won. Brazil scored 8 goals and Argentina 7.
Argentina participations in FIFA World Cups: 14 (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).
Argentina is the first in the FIFA Ranking, with 1520 points, 2 points more than Brazil, that is the second.
Juan Sebastián Verón and Martin Demichelis will not play the match. Verón is injuried and Demichelis received the third yellow card last match, against Ecuador. Mascherano is doubt, so probably the midfielder Gago and the defender Coloccini will play.
The argentinean top scorers in the South American World Cup Qualifiers are Riquelme, with 4 goals, Lionel Messi and Rodrigo Palácio, with 2, Gabriel Milito and Sergio Aguero with 1 goal each. In the last match, against Ecuador, Palacio scored the goal.
The last match between Argentina and Brazil for the South American World Cup Qualifiers was 3-1 to Argentina. The goals were scored by Crespo (twice), Riquelme and Roberto Carlos.
Argentina played three friendly matches this year: 2-0 (Aguero, Burdisso) against Egypt; 4-1 (Aguero, Burdisso, Maxi Rodriguez, Messi) against Mexico and 0-0 against USA.
Emilio Baldonedo, a forward that played in the 40´s, scored 7 goals against Brazil and still is the argentinean top scorer of the confront. Maradona only scored 1 goal against Brazil.