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The story of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil

By Thomas Oakey Slide 1 of 17

Reliving the Seleção’s first hosting of the tournament

Almost 54 years after Brazil hosted its first ever World Cup, the country is doing it all again in 2014. We look back on the first tournament in Brazil in 1950 - a World Cup that should have been a crowning moment for Brazilian football, but ultimately ended in disappointment. Click or swipe the images to read more.
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