Footie Facts

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May 7, 2014

Footie Facts


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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