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Puma scares Brazilians with the Uruguayan ghost of 1950

Brooks Peck
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Uruguay took the long way to qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, having to beat Jordan in a playoff to finally do it. Now that they have, their kitmaker, Puma, has unleashed the ghost of 1950 to terrify the people of Brazil 63 years after their original nightmare.

In the video, El Fantasma del 50 stalks the streets (and beaches) of Rio de Janeiro, putting a scare into residents. The ghost is a reference to Uruguay's 2-1 win over Brazil in front of a record crowd of 200,000 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio the only other time Brazil hosted the World Cup.

FIFA put together a great little documentary about the match, featuring actual footage of it. In seven minutes, you'll know why that ghost is so scary...

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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