Soccer-World Cup foe Masopust always welcome in Brazil (Reuters)

By Mike Collett RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21 (Reuters) – Josef Masopust’s childhood dream of scoring a goal and leading Czechoslovakia to victory in the World Cup final seemed set to come true for one minute on a sunny afternoon in June 1962. The greatest Czech player of all time, and the first eastern European to become European Footballer of the Year, scored with a close-range shot after 15 minutes to put them 1-0 up against holders Brazil in the showpiece match in Santiago, Chile. …

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