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Brazil World Cup Betting Preview: Latest odds, squad and tournament history

12:30 BST 21/05/2018
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The five-time winners are understandably one of the front-runners for Russia 2018 given their impressive qualification campaign and talented squad

Few teams, if any, look as well prepared for the 2018 World Cup as Brazil.

A well balanced squad with a mix of experience and youth - including two of the three most expensive players in the world - the majority of bookmakers now make the Selecao outright favourites to emerge victorious from this summer's tournament in Russia.

2018 World Cup Qualification

Topping the South American group, Brazil looked imperious throughout their qualification campaign.

Tite's side picked up 41 points from 18 games (won 12, drew five and lost one) and were 10 points clear of their nearest challengers. Not only were the former champions extremely effective but they put on a show too, scoring 41 goals. Manchester City frontman Gabriel Jesus (7) led Neymar (6) and Paulinho (6) as the county's leading marksman, but the goals were well spread within the squad.

World Cup History

2002's win in Japan and South Korea was the last time Brazil tasted World Cup glory, a fifth victory for the country in their illustrious history on the international scene.

Since then though, it has been a case of falling short in the later stages with two quarter final knockouts and a fourth place finish on home soil at the previous edition four years ago.

2018 World Cup Squad

GK DEF MID ST
Alisson Fagner Casemiro Neymar
Ederson Danilo Fernandinho Gabriel Jesus
Cassio Marcelo Paulinho Douglas Costa
  Filipe Luis Renato Augusto Roberto Firmino
  Marquinhos Fred Taison
  Thiago Silva Philippe Coutinho  
  Pedro Geromel Willian  
  Miranda    

Latest World Cup odds

Market Price
To win the World Cup 4/1 (5.0)
To make the World Cup final 9/4 (3.25)
To win Group E 1/4 (1.25)
To qualify from Group E 1/33 (1.03)
To be the top South American team 4/5 (1.80)