The Ghost of 1950 Haunting Brazil's Dreams [VIDEO]
Federico Farcomeni | 11/25/13 | 4:40 PM EST 0 Comments
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With 200 days to go to the World Cup, the Brazilians’ worst nightmare has already started to haunt their winning dreams…
When Maxi Pereira opened the scoring in Amman, Jordan, in the first leg of the World Cup playoffs, someone in the Tropical Country must have started to fiddle with the idea that their worst nightmare was coming to town. Nobody had invited them, yet they were making themselves way to reach Brazil.

After the Uruguayans sealed their qualification, Puma – their technical sponsor – released this video below where the happy-go-lucky Ghost of 1950 goes to Brazil scaring people to death. It’s not any Christmas Carol thing though – it’s definitely funnier.

But to a whole generation of Brazilians this doesn’t really sound like a joke. When Brazil hosted their first and to this day only World Cup in 1950, they were sure they would land the Rimet trophy. But Uruguay spoiled their party at the old Maracana and won the cup, winning the match 2-1.

The Uruguayans felt so much out of place that day that they didn’t even feel like celebrating. There was no solemn trophy ceremony as we know it today. Mass suicides ensued, many people completely stopped attending soccer matches and Brazil changed their kits – from all white to the now famous golden shirts-blue shorts combination – whose new version they have unveiled just a few hours ago.

No wonder some in the video appear to be very afraid indeed then…

In this Article: BRAZIL | URUGUAY | FIFA WORLD CUP | WORLD CUP

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