'Maracaná' Documentary On Uruguay's 1950 World Cup Win Over Brazil To Debut In March
A documentary titled "Maracaná," which tells the story of Uruguay's "surprising 2-1 defeat of Brazil in the finals of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil," will debut in March, according to the EFE. The "memorable game took place on July 13, 1950 in Rio de Janeiro's Maracaná stadium in front of 200,000 fans." The film's directors are Uruguayans Sebastián Bednarik and Andrés Varela, with Uruguayan companies Coral Cine and Tenfield producing the documentary. Bednarik and Varela said, "Eleven men defied all predictions in the finals of the World Cup in defeating the exceptional Brazilian team. This event has marked the social and political lives of both countries until now." The documentary is based on "Maracaná, la historia secreta" ("Maracaná, the secret history,") a book by Uruguayan author Atilio Garrido (EFE, 2/6).