THE FOOTBALL LEGEND
Documentary – English Subtitles – 90 min
Maracana: The Football Legend takes a look at Brazil’s most famous stadium which has become a temple for soccer fans from around the world. On July 16th, 1950, an extraordinary upset took place in Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro. Brazil was considered the heavy favourite to win the World Cup that year against their opponent Uruguay. The entire country was confident that the coveted title was theirs but the unthinkable happened. Uruguay won against all possible predictions and stunned Brazil, its fans and the entire world. The defeat is considered the biggest upset in football history and the term “Maracanazo” became synonymous with the match.