The story tells the stadium was full of brazilian green and yellow (verdeamarello;) supporters, for the final match. Brazil beign big time favorite scored, and the first half of the game ended up 1-0, brazil above uruguay. The brazilians were so confident that they took the match for granted, even when in the second half the little uruguayans scored, and the match got even. This was no real stress for the brazilians since a tie was enough for achieving the championship.
Until suddenly...little uruguayan team, coming from nowhere scored for the second time. The story goes that the time froze, and around 200,000 brazilian supporters got real quiet, that you could actually hear a small bunch of uruguayan supporters screaming fanatically.
Despite all the efforts made by the big shot brazilian team, the match remained as it was, and little little uruguay took the world cup home, leaving a big country openjawed.
This is a bedtime story that pappas tell their sons in uruguay. Scholars cannot achieve consensus on whether this actually ever happened, some say it took place in brazil in 1950.
I understand that brazilian pappas don't ever tell this story to their children. Nowadays noone in brazil knows the story of little david uruguay, who beated big goliat favorite brazil in the football world championship of 1950.
Sad side effects of this spell is that a big part of little little uruguay's population got stuck in time when that happened, remain there, and lost the hability to look forward in time. ...