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Uruguay and Its Plucky Soccer Stars

When Andrade was born in Salto, Uruguay’s second city, in 1901, his father was said to be 98 years old, an expert in African magic who had escaped from slavery in Brazil. In the team photograph of the first winners of the World Cup in 1930, José stands out: his is the only black face.

A peek at Uruguay’s surprising World Cup history.

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