Brazil a soccer nation still remembers the wounds left by the Uruguayan team when they beat the host 2-1 on the 1950 World Cup Final. Giggia’s goal decreed the Uruguayan victory, and still remains in the Brazilian population’s minds.
The Mystique of the Sky Blue Colors
Months later, November the 15th 1950, Gremio was invited to play a friendly match to celebrate’s Flamengo’s anniversary. People who attended the match said that the festive mood was interrupted when the Maracana Stadium saw the Gremio players entering the lawn wearing a blue sky jersey (Uruguay’s resemblance).
Irony or provocation or homage to the current world champions, who knows, but many fans still wonder. What they all know is that Gremio won the match 3-1, making them the first Brazilian club to win in the Maracana Stadium. This was the day that tricolor’s mystic sky blue jersey color was born.