OTD in 1958: Brazil led by 17-year-old Pele beat Sweden 5-2 to win World Cup (video)

OTD in 1958: Brazil led by 17-year-old Pele beat Sweden 5-2 to win World Cup (video)

On June 29th, 1958, Brazil won their first-ever World Cup after beating Sweden 5-2 in the final.

The game was played at the Råsunda Stadium, Solna Sweden in front of 49,737 fans in attendance.

Sweden went in front through Nils Liedholm as early as the fourth minute but Brazil equalized through Vava in the ninth minute.

Vava would put Brazil in front in the 32nd minute as they took a narrow lead to the halftime break.

Pele would take over in the second half with Brazil’s third in the 55th minute.

Mário Zagallo made it a three-goal cushion for Brazil with their fourth in the 68th minute.

Sweden pulled one back through Agne Simonsson in the 80th minute but Pele would wrap up the game with his second and Brazil’s fifth in the 90th minute.

Watch highlights of the game below

 

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