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Uruguayan team, including Juan Carlos Gonzalez, poses for a group picture before the FIFA 1950 World Cup final
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Sport, Football, World Cup Final, 16th July 1950, Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1, v Uruguay 2, The Uruguay team, Back row,l-r, Obdulio Varela (captain), Juan Lopez (coach), Tejera, Vazquez (trainer), Abate (trainer), Gambetta, Gonzalez, Roque Maspoli, Andrade, Kirshberg (Masseur), Front row, l-r, Alvarez (trainer), Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, Perez, Miguez, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Moran and Figoli (trainer), Uruguay upset predictions of an easy victory for Brazil by winning this final match of the tournament 2-1 with goals from Juan Alberto Schiaffino and Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, in front of an estimated attendance of 200, OOO disbelieving Brazilians at the newly built Maracana Stadium, Following this defeat the superstitous Brazilians decided to change their white shirts trimmed with blue, to the now familiar yellow and green (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images)