Amarelinha is the team that has played the most matches (89) and World Cups (18) in history; The team debuts on Saturday (11) in Jakarta, Indonesia
The Brazilian team will make its debut in the U17 World Cup next Saturday (11), at 9 am (Brasília time), against Iran, in the first match of the group stage. Aiming to win the fifth world championship, Amarelinha has the highest number of participations in the competition, with 18 Cups, tied with the United States.
The first time that Brazil played in the tournament was in the inaugural edition of 1985, held in China, whose age limit was 16 years old, but recognized by FIFA as an Under-17 World Cup. The team took third place against Mali, with a 4-1 victory. Over these 18 appearances, Brazil lifted the cup in 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2019. They finished in second place in 1995 and 2005 and in third place in 1985 and 2017.
Paulinho in action for Brazil at the U17 World Cup, in which Amarelinha finished in third place
Credits: Jan Kruger/FIFA
Since then, the Brazilian team has entered the field 89 times in the World Cup, and no other national team has played more matches than Amarelinha. In total, the Brazilians found the net 199 times, with an average of 2.23 goals per game. In the match against Iran, the athletes led by Phelipe Leal have the opportunity to score the team’s 200th goal in the U-17 World Cup.
Current champion, Brazil has the longest undefeated streak in the competition, with eight games. The unbeaten record has been maintained since the match valid for third place in the 2017 edition, won against Mali 2-0. In the 2019 World Cup, the team, which had Phelipe Leal as technical assistant for the conquest, won all seven games of the Cup.
This Saturday, at the International Stadium in Jakarta, the Brazilian team begins its journey in search of continuing to write its great history in the U-17 World Cup.
South American Under-17 Champion, Phelipe Leal was on the technical committee of the fifth world championship and is looking for the fifth victory for Brazil
Credits: Rafael Ribeiro/CBF