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The Brazil–Uruguay football rivalry, also known as El Clásico del Río Negro, or Clássico do Rio Negro, is a highly competitive sports rivalry between the Brazilian and Uruguayan national football teams, and their respective set of fans. Association football is the most popular sport in both countries and they have a combined 7 FIFA World
Cups and 24 Copa Américas between them. Both countries also have a very close proximity and border each other, Uruguay only has a population of 3.5 million[ and has a size of 176,215 km2, while Brazil has a population of 210 million and a size of 8,515,767 km2, making it the 5th largest country in terms of both population and size.
Although not considered as big as Argentina’s rivalries with Brazil or Uruguay, the games between them have a very tense atmosphere due to their infamous encounter in the de facto final of the 1950 FIFA World Cup where Uruguay surprisingly shocked the Brazilian favorites 2–1 at the Maracanã Stadium in Brazil, allowing La Celeste
to claim their 2nd World Cup title. The game nicknamed, the Maracanazo, is considered by many Brazilians (and the world media) as one of the nation’s worst (and most embarrassing) ever defeats.A moment that was considered so traumatizing to Brazilian crowd watching, that many Brazilian newspapers didn’t bother to report on the event, and some fans in the stands decided to commit suicide following the result, as the country expected to an easy victory.
Since then, Brazil have proved to be the more dominant team, both head-to-head with Uruguay and at international tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and Copa América. However, whenever they play against each other (especially at the Maracanã), there is a lot of fear in the Brazilian public that the “Phantom of ’50” would resurface and they would lose again just like in 1950. Many Uruguayan fans love to remind their next-door neighbors of the “Phantom of ’50”, although many Brazilians say that the phantom is gone as Brazil have won 5
World Cups (the most of any nation), and Uruguay hasn’t reached another final since.Brazil have also beaten Uruguay at the Maracanã multiple times since then. However, Brazil would suffer another embarrassing defeat at home soil: this time, against Germany, when they lost 7–1, at the Mineirão in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals