On this day in World Cup history: 19/06/2010

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Brazil 1-0 Wales, 19 June, 1958

Brazil overcame Jimmy Murphy's side in this quarter-final in Gothenburg thanks to a goal from hitherto unknown youngster Edison Arantes do Nascimento, who is now known as Pele.

Aged just 17 years and 239 days, the forward became the youngest scorer in finals history with his strike. Tournament favourites Brazil appeared clear winners on paper, but the John Charles-inspired Welsh had already caused a huge upset by knocking out 1954 finalists Hungary in the group stages.

It proved to be a tight affair, with only Pele's 66th-minute strike separating the sides. The starlet's record-breaking antics continued five days later, netting a hat-trick against France in the semi-final to become the youngest to achieve that feat at the World Cup. He followed that with a superb brace against the hosts that made him the youngest scorer in a World Cup final. All of these remain records to this day.

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