Brazil at the 2018 World Cup: Schedule, scores, how to watch Neymar, TV and live stream, players to watch

The 2018 World Cup is underway. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams.

Brazil made it to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the seventh consecutive time by beating Mexico. But that's where their run would end.

Neymar and Co. couldn't erase a 2-0 first-half deficit against Belgium with a spot in the semifinals on the line, scoring one goal late in the second half before ultimately bowing out of the tournament.

Here's what you should know about Brazil at the World Cup.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: 21
Best finish: Champions (5X)
Last World Cup: 2014

Matches

Sunday, June 17: Brazil 1, Switzerland 1   
Friday, June 22: Brazil 2, Costa Rica 0
Wednesday, June 27: Brazil 2, Serbia 0

Monday, July 2: Brazil 2, Mexico 0 in round of 16
Friday, July 6: Belgium 2, Brazil 1 in quarterfinals

Roster

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Brazil is one of the big favorites to win the tournament. Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Ederson (Manchester City), Cassio (Corinthians).

Defenders: Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain), Geromel (Gremio), Danilo (Manchester City), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Fagner (Corinthians).

Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Paulinho (Barcelona), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Willian (Chelsea), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Forwards: Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Douglas Costa (Juventus), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk).

Best Player

Neymar. He's one of the top five players on the planet, but how healthy will he be? He missed nearly half of the season with Paris Saint-Germain after picking up a foot fracture and has been recovering ever since. He's expected to be ready to go, but if he isn't 100 percent, it's tough envisioning this team being good enough to win. The pieces around him are great, but with Neymar playing well this may be the best team in the world. Neymar is clinical, creative and will have to deliver for Brazil to leave Russia with the crown. 

Player to watch

Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool man has really taken off since arriving from Hoffenheim. After 11 goals and then 12 goals in his first two seasons at Anfield, he's got 27 on the season and has been brilliant. He is of equal quality when it comes to setting up his teammates as well, and if he is in attack with Neymar and Gabriel Jesus, watch out.

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