World Cup 1958 - Hosts Sweden

April 18, 2006
By John Brewin
If 1954 saw the final hurrah of Hungary, one of football's greatest ever teams, 1958 was the beginning of another team's dominance of the World Cup tournament. Brazil and the World Cup are inextricably linked and it was in Sweden that this bond was created.

Sweden captain Nils Liedholm shakes hands with Brazilian skipper Baldini before the final. (Gettyimages)

The presence of international television cameras for the first time made this tournament a watershed and ...

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