I was pointed to this special feature on the ESPN site a few days ago by a local filmmaker who prefaced it with the fact that the videos being shown are examples of what made him want to become a filmmaker. The first one features Alcides Ghiggia, who scored the game winner for Uruguay in 1950
Ghiggia almost single-handedly sent the nation of Brazil into spiraling depression when he scored in the de facto final of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil. The Selecao needed only a draw in the final group game to win the world title, and when the Brazilians went up by a goal, it looked like theirs. But Uruguay equalized at the hour mark and Ghiggia put the squad ahead in the 79th minute, wrong-footing the Brazilian keeper and tucking the ball into the near post.
The interview with Ghiggia is interspersed with video of the goals and a newspaper photo (included above) that is something to aspire to as a photographer myself. Here is the video:
The best part? While it reminded me of my recent opportunity to meet Harry Keough and interview him, it turns out that a member of the Baptist Bible College staff left a comment on my Facebook page where I posted this a few days ago. Esteban Alvarez, who is Uruguayan left this note:
From my home Country! and my dad was name Alcides after him! thanks for posting this Steve!
How cool is that? I love this game! Check out the entire series here.