Brazilian trades in 1950 ticket for 2014 final
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:59:04 GMT —
Joedir Sancho Belmonte had a ticket to attend the famous final game of the 1950 World Cup between Brazil and Uruguay, but didn't get to use it because he stayed home with his sick mother.
But he saved the unused ticket for 64 years. And on Friday - in a swap with FIFA - he was given three tickets for the July 13 final at Rio's Maracana in exchange for the tiny, crumpled memorabilia he stashed away.
The 85-year-old Brazilian says "I hope Brazil will be able to win it this time."
Brazil famously lost the 1950 game 2-1, which gave Uruguay the title and stands as the most disappointing moment in the history of Brazilian football.