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When Brazil was talking about vengeance for the Maracanaço, when Brazil lost the world cup final against Uruguay in 1950 in Rio de Janeiro, little did they (or anyone else, for that matter) know that the curse would only be replaced by the ‘massacre of Belo Horizonte’. Oh dear. We’re really sorry guys… We do love you, and case in point is illustrator Christoph Niemann’s charming animation on the Maracanaço for the New York Times, which you can indulge in right here.