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Brazil–Sweden football rivalry

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LocaleEurope (UEFA) and South America (CONMEBOL)
Teams Brazil
First meeting19 June 1938
Sweden 2–4 Brazil (Bordeaux, France)
Latest meeting15 August 2012
Sweden 0–3 Brazil (Solna, Sweden)
Next meetingTo be decided
Meetings total15
Most winsBrazil (10)
All-time recordBrazil wins: 10
Sweden wins: 2
Draws: 3
Largest victoryBrazil 7–1 Sweden
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 9 July 1950)
Largest goal scoringBrazil 7–1 Sweden
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 9 July 1950)
Longest win streak
Longest unbeaten streakBrazil (5)

The Brazil–Sweden football rivalry is a highly competitive sports rivalry that exists between the national men's football teams of Brazil and Sweden. The clashes between the two countries has since the very first match in 1938, and often attracts the large crowds of both sides. Brazil leads the series with 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses.[1]


Despite geographical distance, two nations share significant similarities. Two national teams share similar home jersey colors, yellow and blue; as well as the blue jerseys away. Although the ill-feeling is mainly from the Swedish side, this rivalry is still noted because it usually has ties with the successes of Brazil national team. Brazil's first successes in international arena emerged with their victory over Sweden in 1938, and Brazil's first international World Cup title was also come from the final of 1958 FIFA World Cup against host Sweden. For the Brazilians, Sweden often brings them luck and good memoirs; for the Swedes, Brazil is a fierce rival the Swedes determined to win.


# Date Home Score Away Home scorers Away scorers Venue Competition
1 19 June 1938  Sweden 2–4  Brazil Sven Jonasson Goal 28'; Arne Nyberg Goal 38' Romeu Pellicciari Goal 44'; Leônidas Goal 63'74'; José Perácio Goal 80' France Parc Lescure, Bordeaux 1938 FIFA World Cup
2 9 July 1950  Brazil 7–1  Sweden Ademir Menezes Goal 17'36'52'58'; Chico Goal 39'88'; Maneca Goal 85' Sune Andersson Goal 67' (pen.) Brazil Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro 1950 FIFA World Cup
3 29 June 1958  Brazil 5–2  Sweden Vavá Goal 9'32'; Pelé Goal 55'90'; Mário Zagallo Goal 68' Nils Liedholm Goal 4'; Agne Simonsson Goal 80' Sweden Råsunda Stadium, Solna 1958 FIFA World Cup
4 30 June 1965  Sweden 1–2  Brazil Harry Bild Goal -' Pelé Goal -'; Gérson Goal -' Sweden Råsunda Stadium, Solna Friendly
5 30 June 1966  Sweden 2–3  Brazil Ove Kindvall Goal 60'66' Tostão Goal 44'68'; Gérson Goal 83' Sweden Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg Friendly
6 25 June 1973  Sweden 1–0  Brazil Roland Sandberg Goal 79' Sweden Råsunda Stadium, Solna Friendly
7 3 June 1978  Brazil 1–1  Sweden José Reinaldo de Lima Goal 45' Thomas Sjöberg Goal 37' Argentina Estadio José María Minella, Mar del Plata 1978 FIFA World Cup
8 22 June 1983  Sweden 3–3  Brazil Dan Corneliusson Goal 14'33'; Glenn Hysén Goal 19' Márcio Rossini Goal 6'; Careca Goal 22'; Jorginho Goal 76' Sweden Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg Friendly
9 16 June 1989  Sweden 2–1  Brazil Stefan Rehn Goal 26'; Roger Ljung Goal 49' (pen.) Cristóvão Borges Goal 79' Denmark Idraetsparken, Copenhagen Friendly
10 10 June 1990  Brazil 2–1  Sweden Careca Goal 40'63' Tomas Brolin Goal 79' Italy Stadio delle Alpi, Turin 1990 FIFA World Cup
11 28 June 1994  Brazil 1–1  Sweden Romário Goal 46' Kennet Andersson Goal 23' United States Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac 1994 FIFA World Cup
12 13 July 1994  Sweden 0–1  Brazil Romário Goal 80' United States Rose Bowl, Pasadena 1994 FIFA World Cup
13 4 June 1995  Brazil 1–0  Sweden Edmundo Goal 42' England Villa Park, Birmingham Umbro Cup
14 26 March 2008  Brazil 1–0  Sweden Alexandre Pato Goal 72' England Emirates Stadium, London Friendly
15 15 August 2012  Sweden 0–3  Brazil Leandro Damião Goal 32'; Alexandre Pato Goal 84'86' (pen.) Sweden Råsunda Stadium, Solna Friendly

See also[edit]

  • Brazil national football team
  • Sweden national football team


  1. "Head-to-Head: Sweden v Brazil". FIFA.com.

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