June 26, 2013 in Sports

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Brazil’s stunning home loss to Uruguay in the final of the 1950 World Cup is always in the back of the Brazilians’ mind. Even more now ahead of the teams’ match in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup today ( 11:30 a.m., ESPN) at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The come-from-behind 2-1 win that gave Uruguay its second World Cup title silenced nearly 200,000 fans at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil rebounded with five World Cup titles after what happened in 1950, while Uruguay remained with its two. In recent years, though, it is Uruguay which has excelled in world football while Brazil has struggled. – Associated Press

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