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The birth of Brazil at World Cup 1958

BRAZIL CAME TO SWEDEN IN 1958 with a great deal of expectation behind them. It was the sixth incarnation of the World Cup; the Seleção had played in every previous tournament, but…

Garrincha: the joy of the people

The famous author and journalist Eduardo Galeano once said of Garrincha: “In the entire history of football, no one made more people happy.” That summed up the man who many Brazilians consider as good as Pelé.