SAO PAULO (AFP) - Brazil avenging their traumatic 1950 World Cup final defeat by beating Uruguay in the final in July would be the ideal result, said Brazilian legend Pele.
The 73-year-old three time World Cup winner said in answer to a question of whether he would like a Brazil v Argentina final on July 13 at the Maracana it would be much more to his taste to play Uruguay and beat them.
"I would prefer to have a Brazil versus Uruguay final in order that we could avenge our defeat in 1950," Pele told a select group of journalists invited by Fifa to a bar in Sao Paulo.
The Uruguayans stunned the 200,000 spectators at the Maracana into silence back in 1950 when a late goal earned them a 2-1 win and that was enough on the old system for them to be crowned world champions and not Brazil, who went into the match just requiring a draw.
The match earned the nickname the "Maracanazo" on the back of it.