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Brazil (football)

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The sport of football in Brazil is administered by the Brazilian Football Confederation (Confederação Brasileira de Futebol; CBF). Brazil became a member of CONMEBOL in 1916 and of FIFA in 1923. To 2018, the Brazilian team has the most successful record in the FIFA World Cup, having won the tournament five times and been runners-up twice.

Noted Brazilian clubs include Palmeiras, Santos, Corinthians and São Paulo. The most famous ground is the Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro which held 199,854 spectators on 16 July 1950 when Brazil lost 2–1 to Uruguay in the deciding match (not an actual final) of the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The stadium's capacity now is 78,838 (all seated). The greatest Brazilian footballer is Pelé, widely considered the greatest-ever player in world football; during his career, Brazil won three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970). Other famous Brazilians are Garrincha, Cafu and Ronaldo.