The Maracanã Blow

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Brazil’s gut-wrenching 1950 World Cup defeat at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro has stayed with the country in the form of “The Maracanã Blow.” With sound effects, chirpy music, gorgeous photos of various places in Brazil and lots of sweet and moving illustrations, Christoph Niemann personifies the Maracanaço for the New York Times, telling the story of the historic final match and the legendary but tragic tale of Moacir Barbosa, Brazil’s goalkeeper on the day that “all of Brazil cried.”