Football World Cup in Brazil (1950)

Football World Cup in Brazil (1950)
Uruguay's Schiaffino scores the 1:1 goal during the decisive match of the 1950 FIFA World Cup against Brazil in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium. Uruguay won the match 2:1.

In the 1950 World Cup, the preliminary group stage was not followed by knockout stages, but another round-robin group.

Brazil was ahead of Uruguay by one point before the match. Uruguay needed to win, while Brazil needed only to avoid defeat to claim the title.

The match ended with the stadium filled with what was called a "disturbing and traumatic absolute silence".

The term Phantom of the 50s is now used for the Brazilian team's fear of Uruguay.