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To Brazil’s embarrassment, the team was defeated during the World Cup final, at home, and on the largest stage in the world at the hands of Uruguay, Brazil’s comparatively diminutive neighbor. The Brazilian people were stunned.
Uruguay national football team
1950 FIFA World Cup/Champion
Because of World War II, the World Cup had not been staged since 1938; the planned World Cups of 1942 and 1946 were both cancelled.
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 25, 2013) US Soccer Players – Nearly 63 years later, it remains one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history. When the USA defeated England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup, it sent shockwaves across the soccer world.
Uruguay displays four stars in its emblem. This is unique in world football as two of the stars represent the gold medals received at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics, which are the only editions recognised by FIFA as senior World Championships.
1930 World Cup
 Although the Americans eventually lost to Argentina in the semifinals, the 1930 World Cup still marks the furthest stage the Americans have reached in World Cup history.
The United States men’s national soccer team (USMNT) represents the United States in men’s international soccer competitions. The U.S. participated in the 1934 and 1950 World Cups, winning 1–0 against England in the latter.
Although Cole holds the record for most appearances, three players have played in more tournaments – Sol Campbell, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney have all played in six. – England’s first substitute was Jimmy Mullen in a May 1950 friendly away against Belgium (he also scored).
In ODI matches, England have played against 18 teams; they have played against Australia most frequently, with a winning percentage of 42.95 in 152 matches. Against the major ODI nations, England have defeated Pakistan on 56 occasions with a winning percentage of 63.63, which is their best record in ODIs.