View Full Version : 1959-2014 Brazil World Champion

01-31-2014, 12:59 PM
For memory: 55 years ago, on Jan 31st, 1959, Brazil won for the first time the World Championship, played in Chile.

Account of that event is reported by Brazilian Federation National Team History (http://www.cbb.com.br/PortalCBB/Noticias/Show/12225).

Brazil lost twice to USSR, but Soviet team and Bulgaria were relegated to the last two places in the final round, having refused to play Formosa (currently known as Chinese Taipei).

Amaury Pasos was named the MVP of the competition.

02-02-2014, 08:28 PM
Interview with bi-World champ Jatyr Schall (http://www.cbb.com.br/PortalCBB/Imprensa/ShowEntrevista/376).
He came off the bench, but was an important member of the Brazilian team in those golden years.