FIFA WORLDCUP 1950

Around June 24 and July 16, the fourth FIFA World Cup was held in Brazil. That was the first World Cup since 1938; due to the Second World War, neither 1942 nor 1948 saw a World Cup. In 1946, it was decided that a new World Cup would be held in Brazil, far away from the war-torn Europe.

Background

Both Germany and Japan were barred from the tournament due to their conduct during the war. The Soviet Union, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia declined to participate for political reasons. After a dispute with the Brazilian Football Confederation, Argentina will withdraw from the qualification stage. After qualifying for the tournament, France and India will withdraw for personal reasons, resulting in asymmetrical parties. undefinable.

In fact, 13 teams competed in the 1950 World Cup of football, except India and France. England was one of the teams who will compete in the coveted competition for the first time since officially becoming a FIFA participant.

Unlike the last time the World Cup was hosted in South America, most of Europe’s top footballing nations were expected to attend; this time, a transatlantic flight had been introduced, making the lengthy journey smoother (Italy would, however travel by sea, understandable after the tragic air disaster that the year before wiped out the entire Torino football team).

Format

The community play, which had been used in 1930 but had been dropped four years later, would be revived (the reason was economical). The World Cup of 1950 was divided into two stages, each of which consisted of two rounds of group play. Four winners from each of the four groups will progress to the final group round.

Cities and arenas

The matches will be held in six Brazilian cities and six stadiums (for a complete list, see the “Cities and Stadiums” box). The Maracana Stadium (Estádio do Maracana), with a capacity of nearly 200,000, was designed for the event by the host country.

Tournament

Because of France’s withdrawal, Group 4 will only have one player. Uruguay will win this match 8-0 and advance to the knockout stage with relative ease.

Brazil was a wealthy country at the time, and as a football nation, it had established itself as a serious challenger to South America’s current powerhouses, Uruguay and Argentina. They had dominated the Copa América in 1949, scoring 39 goals in seven games. The Brazilian people were full of hope, but after the second group match against Switzerland was drawn, the fans were enraged, and coach Flavio Costo had to be escorted out of the stadium by police. Brazil, on the other hand, will progress to the final round from their division.No other team in the second group stage was as spectacular as Brazil (7-1 against Sweden and 6-1 against Spain), and the enthusiastic football nation seemed certain of a full victory at this point. Despite this, a snare awaited Brazil in the final match, in which they just needed to draw to be crowned world champions.

Even though the official attendance at the Maracan stadium was 173,850, it was projected to be over 200,000 on July 16th when Brazil faced Uruguay in the match that would determine the tournament’s outcome. Uruguay will come back from a 1-0 deficit to prevail by a score of two to one. The loss against Uruguay would break a country, and the Brazil national team, which had always worn white jerseys, would never do so again.

For a long time, British football was held in high regard in contrast to the rest of the world. Other countries, on the other hand, have made huge strides in recent decades, as would be shown when the best British team, England, eventually played in the World Cup. The fiasco was a reality – England was disqualified before the final round after one win and two losses.

It’s worth noting that this was the first World Cup at which the players’ backs were adorned with numbers.

Results

Brazil, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay all came out on top of their respective categories. In the second round, they will face each other in a four-team group. The final match, between Uruguay and Brazil, would be crucial; at this stage, the home team just needed a draw to win the tournament. The contest, which drew 199,854 spectators, was held at the Maracana Stadium and is considered one of the most classic World Cup finals. However, the rest of the audience will be dissatisfied with the outcome. Uruguay will score two goals in the second half to take the match and the tournament after the home side took the lead.

Uruguay captured a second title out of two appearances despite failing to play in the 1934 and 1938 tournaments. And their striker became the first player in World Cup history to score in every game.

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