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The man who silenced Maracana in 1950 passes away with full honors

Friday, July 17th 2015 - 07:44 UTC
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“Only three people silenced Maracana: the Pope, Frank Sinatra and me”. The comment belongs to Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguay's last member and striker of the team that beat Brazil in the World Football Cup final of 1950 and thus winning the Jules Rimet Cup. It would be Uruguay's second world cup: the first in 1930 when it beat Argentina. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    WGAF?

    Jul 18th, 2015 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    C'mon, the man is a legend!

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 01:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 ilsen

    Given his skill with a football you could say he was a leg-end in his own time!

    :o)

    Jul 19th, 2015 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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