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The Maracanazo: Brazil v Uruguay 1950

How Brazil was traumatised by losing the World Cup the last time the tournament was played at the Maracana Stadium

In 1950, Brazil hosted the World Cup and were the overwhelming favourites to win the tournament at the last match at the Maracana Stadium. But, in a defeat that hurts to this day, the Brazilians lost to Uruguay 2-1. Sporting Witness talks to Alcides Ghiggia, who scored the winning Uruguayan goal at what became known as the 'Maracanazo'.

(Photo: Alcides Ghiggia celebrates the winning goal. Credit: AP)

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