Maracaná football stadium was built to the World Cup finals in 1950, when everyone in Brazil was certain they would win. They lost 1-2 to Uruguay and went into a national depression. Then ...
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Maracaná football stadium was built to the World Cup finals in 1950, when everyone in Brazil was certain they would win. They lost 1-2 to Uruguay and went into a national depression. Then the chance is there again, more than 60 years later.Written by
Inside FIFA World Cup 1950: a brilliant documentary!
What a wonderful film! It tells the story of FIFA World Cup of 1950, highlighting (but also showing other nations) the path of the two teams who played the final match: Uruguay and Brazil. The high quality of the footage is amazing, the text is smart and humorous, the music has been very well chosen in order to represent both the emotions involved in each moment and the contrast between the calmness of Uruguayan preparation and the crowded days of Brazilian team. The whole story shows not only one side. While Uruguayan team acquired confidence after an initial mistrust, Brazil was by far the best team in the competition but was heavily influenced by the environment in Brazilian society, the influence of politics and the pressure of the fans. While Uruguay overcame heroically all the constraints and, led by Obdulio Varela, won a title that few people believed, Brazilians got shocked because they considered themselves champions even before the final match, and their players became stigmatized until nowadays, not being celebrated as the fantastic team they were.
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