As the Brazilian national team, 200 thousand fans on the Maracana disappointed
July 16, 1950 in Rio de Janeiro, at the stadium "Maracana", ended the World Cup. Played teams of Brazil and Uruguay. Of course, all Brazilians were waiting for their team to win and 199,854 spectators gathered at the stadium. Everyone was waiting for their team to become a world champion, as it was the strongest of all.
By the way, this number of spectators is an absolute record of attendance at sports events, which has not been interrupted to this day. No more spectators gathered at any sporting event in the world.
And the Brazilians who were confident of their victory did not win the match itself. Won Uruguay with a score of 2: 1, the motivation of the players who was no less. And not just won, but won back, losing during the match.
After the match, the Brazilian national team changed the colors of its form, in Uruguay on July 16 it became a national holiday, and in Brazil this defeat is still considered the most severe during the entire existence of the national team.Even losing to the Germans 1: 7 at the 2014 World Cup was perceived not as dramatic as the now distant defeat at Maracan.