Brazil women's national football team

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Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Seleção (The National Squad)
As Canarinhas (The Female Canaries)
Verde-Amarela (Green-and-Yellow)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachPia Sundhage
CaptainRafaelle Souza
Most capsFormiga (206)
Top scorerMarta (115)
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 10 Decrease 2 (7 December 2018)[1]
Highest2 (March – June 2009)
Lowest11 (September 2019)
First international
 United States 2–1 Brazil 
(Jesolo, Italy; 22 July 1986)
Biggest win
 Brazil 15–0 Bolivia 
(Uberlândia, Brazil; 18 January 1995)
 Brazil 15–0 Peru 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest defeat
 United States 6–0 Brazil 
(Denver, United States; 26 September 1999)
World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunners-up (2007)
Olympic Games
Appearances8 (first in 1996)
Best result Silver medallist (2004, 2008)
Copa América
Appearances9 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022)
Appearances1 (first in 2000)
Best resultRunners-up (2000)

The Brazil women's national football team (Portuguese: Seleção Brasileira Feminina de futebol), represents Brazil in women's football played internationally. They are organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The team has taken part in eight FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments. They've also participated in the Copa América Femenina nine times. Brazil's first match was on 22 July 1986 against the United States, but they lost with a score of 2–1.

In the 1999 World Cup, the team came in third place, and in the 2007 World Cup, they were runners-up, losing 2–0 to Germany in the final. Brazil earned the silver medal twice in the Olympic Games, in 2004 and 2008, after getting fourth place in the two previous editions.

Among South American women's teams, Brazil is the most successful. They've won eight out of nine Copa América championships. Since 1999, they've been strong contenders for the World Cup title. In 1998 and 1999, they finished as the runners-up in the Women's U.S. Cup.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.