EtiquetaDecade 50

World Champion 1959 Final: The Soviet Union gives Brazil the Gold

Political stuff. In 1959 the World Cup was held in Chile, where at the end, and after two phases we reached the last game with the Soviet Union virtually winning the World Cup, but their leaders had the order from Moscow not to play against the nationalist China team, ‘enemy’ of communist China, and by default was given up the game (2-0), and this was used by Brazil to be world champion

EuroLeague 1958 Final: ASK Riga become the first European champions

Among the important agreements of the First Conference of European and Mediterranean Coastal Nations, held in 1957 in Munich, the one referring to the organization of a European Champion Clubs’ Cup, originally proposed by the sports newspaper L’Equipe de Paris, stood out. The project, presented jointly by FIBA and the Czechoslovak Basketball Federation at the European Championship in Sofia, was approved at the Second Conference of European and Mediterranean Nations, held in Gauting (Germany) in December 1957