Football is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the world. And when it comes to national teams, there are a few that stand out from the rest. Two such teams are Croatia and Brazil. The Croatia national football team has been making waves in international football in recent years, while Brazil is a perennial powerhouse. In this blog, we’ll be taking a closer look at the stats of these two teams and how they compare.
When it comes to FIFA rankings, Brazil is currently ranked 3rd in the world, while Croatia is ranked 14th. This is not to say that Croatia is not a formidable team, but Brazil is definitely considered to be one of the best in the world. Brazil has won the FIFA World Cup five times, while Croatia’s best finish was in 2018 when they came in second place.
Croatia and Brazil have played each other four times in their history. Brazil has won two of those matches, while Croatia has won one, and the other match ended in a draw. The last time these two teams met was in a friendly match in 2018, which ended in a 2-0 victory for Brazil.
In terms of goals scored, Brazil has an impressive record. They have scored a total of 2,225 goals in 963 matches, which is an average of 2.31 goals per match. Croatia, on the other hand, has scored 259 goals in 163 matches, which is an average of 1.59 goals per match. This clearly shows that Brazil is the more offensive team, and they have a lot of firepower up front.
When it comes to goals conceded, Croatia has a better record. They have conceded a total of 151 goals in 163 matches, which is an average of 0.93 goals per match. Brazil, on the other hand, has conceded 790 goals in 963 matches, which is an average of 0.82 goals per match. This shows that while Brazil is a more offensive team, they are not as strong defensively as Croatia.
Brazil has participated in 21 FIFA World Cups, which is more than any other team in the world. They have won the tournament five times, and they have finished as runners-up twice. Croatia has only participated in five World Cups, and their best finish was in 2018 when they came in second place. Brazil has also won the Copa America nine times, while Croatia has never won the UEFA European Championship.
Brazil has had some legendary players over the years, and many of them are on the list of all-time top scorers for the national team. Pele is at the top of the list with 77 goals, followed by Neymar with 69 goals, and Ronaldo with 62 goals. Croatia’s top scorer is Davor Suker, who scored 45 goals for the national team.
When it comes to the stats, it’s clear that Brazil is the more dominant team. They have a better FIFA ranking, they have won more tournaments, and they have a better record in terms of goals scored. However, Croatia is not a team to be underestimated. They have a strong defense, and they have shown that they can compete with the best in the world. Ultimately, it will come down to which team performs better on the day of the match.