*Incredible* FIFA World Cup 1950 Finals "Maracanazo" Tin Plate for Uruguay vs Brazil Match Played July 16, 1950.
*Provenance: Saturno Gonzalez Collection*
Uruguay v Brazil was the decisive match of the final group stage at the 1950 FIFA World Cup. The match was played at the Estádio do Maracanã in the then-Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro on 16 July 1950. Unlike other World Cups, the 1950 winner was determined by a final group stage, with the final four teams playing in round-robin format, instead of a knockout stage. With Brazil topping the group at one point ahead of Uruguay going into the match, Uruguay needed a win while Brazil needed only to avoid defeat to claim the title of world champions. Neither of the other two teams, Spain and Sweden, could finish first. Brazil took the lead shortly after half-time on a goal by Friaça, but Juan Alberto Schiaffino equalised for Uruguay midway through the half. Alcides Ghiggia scored the winning goal with 11 minutes remaining in the match, resulting in one of the biggest upsets in football history, and the term Maracanazo ("The Agony of Maracanã", after the name of the stadium) became synonymous with the match. It was the second (and to date, the last) final match featuring two South American teams (the first being the 1930 final between Uruguay and Argentina, which was also won by Uruguay). Ghiggia was the last surviving player from the game; he died on 16 July 2015 (exactly 65 years after scoring the decisive goal and giving the second title for Uruguay) at the age of 88. This event was feautured in Pele new Netflix documentary.
Tin plate Details: 8,7 cm x 8 cm