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Did you know - England vs Brazil
DID YOU KNOW?
1. With 224 goals, Germany are the top scoring nation in World Cup finals history - three ahead of Brazil. Germany have also played more World Cup finals fixtures, 106, than any other nation.
2. Brazil, with five titles, are the most successful team in World Cup history, ahead of Germany and Italy with four wins apiece. Their only defeat in 18 World Cup qualification fixtures came in the opening match in Chile, way back in October 2015. They are the only nation on the planet with an ever-present record at World Cup finals. Russia 2018 will be their 21st appearance.
3. After winning their World Cup qualification group for the sixth successive time, England have risen three places to 12th in the FIFA rankings. England are unbeaten in their last 21 World Cup qualifiers, a run stretching back eight years.
4. Ashley Cole won his 100th cap in Brazil’s last visit to Wembley in 2013, which England won 2-1. With the game goalless, Joe Hart kept saved a Ronaldinho penalty.
5. England’s 0-0 draw with Brazil in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1958 was the first goalless match in World Cup finals history.