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FIFA World Cup: Sweden, 1958

The 1958 World Cup was a tournament marked by exciting football and notable individual performances. It is remembered for Brazil's emergence as a footballing powerhouse and the debut of Pelé, who would go on to become one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Brazil emerged as the champion for the first time, defeating Sweden 5-2 in the final.

Pele at the 1958 World CupA young Pele at the 1958 World Cup



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