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May 7, 2014

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Uruguay’s Alcides Ghiggia was 23 when he scored the winning goal against Brazil in the 1950 World Cup decider at Rio’s Maracana Stadium. Years later, Ghiggia famously said: “Only three people have ever silenced 200,000 people at the Maracana with a single gesture: Frank Sinatra, Pope John Paul II and me.”

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