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Do you think Mario Sergio could make the 2014 Selecao?
by Samuel Charles, June 13th, 2013 7:44PM
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[VIDEO PICK: Bearded Genius] The depth of Brazil's well of talent 30 years ago is unmistakable after just two minutes of watching the magical Mario Sergio, and learning that a soccer savant such as this never made a single World Cup.

The Guardian tabbed another superb clip from the “Forgotten Footballers” series, which puts a looking glass upon soccer greats lost through the sands of time.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1950, Mario Sergio played for countless Brazilian clubs in 1971-1985, he had just eight national team caps, and coached until 2010. The sad tale of why Mario Sergio Pontes de Paiva never made a World Cup team can be found here, which in 1982 meant battling pushovers like Socrates, Dirceu, Falcao and Zico in Brazil’s midfield.

This clip is all from one game, Gremio’s 2-1 win over Hamburg SV at the 1983 Intercontinental Cup in Tokyo, which sounds absurd after seeing Mario Garcia toying with the European Cup champions over and over -- without ever looking down ...



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  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: June 14, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.
    Nice stuff. Great stuff. Pure magic. Sometimes, yeah, I want to go back in time. Thank you very much, Sir Charles.

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