Uruguay vs Brazil : 1950 World Cup final, in Brazil Brazil has waited for decades to bring home the greatest prize of all. Brazil has scored seven against Sweden and six against Spain in the last two games.
The Uruguay FA tells the team, "Four is acceptable".
Varela knows things have to be calmed down, and begins to remonstrate with the referee over a non-existent offside.“I took the discussion as far as it would go,” Varela says later. The stadium fell silent and that’s when I knew we could win the game.”66'th minute, Varela breaks from his deep-lying midfield position and spreads a sweet ball out wide to launch a counter that results in the equalizer. They did not react.” Ghiggia“Everywhere has its irremediable national catastrophe, something like a Hiroshima.
And then thirteen minutes later, the Maracana is silenced as Ghiggia scores the winner and Varela lifts the trophy. Our catastrophe, our Hiroshima, was the defeat by Uruguay in 1950.” Brazilian writer Nelson Rodrigues[edit - source : 'football pantheon' website.
I have never and will never find difference between the pass from Pele to Carlos Alberto in the final of the World Cup in 1970 and the poetry of the young Rimbaud, who stretches cords from steeple to steeple and garlands from window to window.
Chuck Bednarik And you get into that sort of cannibalistic feeling – all you want to do is go out there and, like I say, kill somebody. Chuck Bednarik You’ve got to play with that killer instinct, man. Then after the game is over, tell him what a nice guy he is. Dick Butkus I want to be recognized as the best-no doubt about it. Dick Butkus If I was smart enough to be a doctor, I’d be a doctor. Dick Butkus Somebody will always break your records. Earl Campbell I played football with my whole body – My hands, my head, my face. Earl Campbell I had two things I could do: I could run over you, and I could put a good stiff arm on you. Earl Campbell My running style was kind of just head-on, because I couldn’t dance.Troy Aikman I’ve always viewed myself as an achiever. Troy Aikman It actually took me a year to learn how to play running back – to understand what they were doing defensively and then what our guys were doing every single play. Death will kill you once, but fear kills you over and over and over, if you let it. Terry Bradshaw The best thing you can say about any coach is his players play hard for him. But, then again, boy, there’s something about winning a Super Bowl. Jim Brown When you have a problem, rules don’t solve your problem. Jim Brown Nobody I ever broke bread with, and I see players all the time, talked about using their head running the football. Dick Butkus We’re a big check mark on everybody’s schedule.Marcus Allen But Barry, to me, is head and shoulders above everybody. Terry Bradshaw What’s the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? Terry Bradshaw I always wanted everyone to like me. But my first few seasons, I could to count the number of people on my bandwagon on one finger. Jim Brown If you truly believe something, and it’s incorrect, that doesn’t mean you don’t have integrity. Organizations and people that tell you you have to be number 1; that’s not it. I told them it’s just another challenge; let’s go after it.Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish.Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead. The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! It is vain to look for present aid: none is at hand. Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues!