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Tag: Obdulio Varela

  • Friday, December 6th 2013 - 06:38 UTC

    Maracana, July1950, when Uruguay silenced 200.000 Brazilian fans at the Cup's final

    Pele: “it was as if Brazil had won before the game; we will be careful this time and respect people. That’s a better way than 1950.”

    Pele, the only person to win three World Cups as a player, said Brazil will enter next year’s tournament with more humility than when the country last hosted soccer’s greatest event in 1950. On 16 July that year Brazil was shocked 2-1 by Uruguay in the final game at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium in what is considered as a national tragedy by some Brazilians.