Qatar 2022 is a unique one for many countries and many players. The host country, Qatar, is just making its debut at the World Cup, while countries like Brazil, with the highest number of World Cup trophies (5), are seriously looking to add to the tally after having last won the trophy in 2022. Things are beginning to take on a different dimension with many players returning to their clubs injured from the last international friendly. Barcelona had a fair share of it with 5 players returning with one scenario or the other.
On the bright side, Brazilians are always ready to support their team, come what may. They are even confident enough to bet on them winning. To make it easy for them, apostas24 Brazil has prepared favorable betting options for them to choose from as they watch their team win matches and entertain the world with their phenomenal samba skills.
FC Barcelona’s World Cup Brazilians
Barcelona, as a big club in the world, has always enjoyed the beautiful Brazilian brilliance over the years, and they will be proud once again to see one of them play actively with the Brazilian team in the World Cup. With the final list soon to be announced, the only Brazilian in the current Barcelona team in contention with other Brazilian forwards to be in the team is Raphinha (Rapahel Dias Belloli). He wants to make history by being yet another addition to FC Barcelona’s World Cup Brazilians after the recent ones being Romario, Rivaldo, Giovanni, Ronaldinho, Alves, Neymar, Coutinho, Paulinho, and some others in the past.
And this brings us to the explanation that many have represented Brazil but not all have had notable experience. All those Brazilians with notable experience really dazzled the Curlers during their stint with the Barcelona team. They added to the glory by representing Brazil in the World Cup as Barcelona players. First off is Romario, who was a world champion with Brazil in 1994, the World Cup hosted by the United States of America. He was also the competition’s third-best goalkeeper. His stint at Barcelona was from 1993 to 1995.
The France 1998 World Cup Squad had two Barcelona players representing Brazil, Giovanni, and Rivaldo. Giovanni didn’t become a world champion though but actively participated to help Brazil. Rivaldo, however, made it again to the Korea and Japan World Cups in 2002. He became a world champion while Brazil won the trophy for a record fifth time. Giovanni was at Barcelona from 1996 to 1999, while Rivaldo’s stint was from 1997 to 2002.
A former world’s best player, Ronaldinho, was one of the prestigious former Catalans (2003 to 2008) to represent Brazil in the World Cup. He was brilliant at the 2006 German World Cup. Those who represented them after that are still active players, though not for Barcelona at the moment. In South Africa (2010), Dani Alves and Neymar were there. In 2014, in their home country of Brazil, the duo were the only Barcelona players in the Brazil squad again. And in the 2018 Russia World Cup, they had Paulinho and Coutinho.