When Diego Maradona was asked in 1998 who would win that year's soccer World Cup being played in France, he said, "Countries organize the World Cup to win it," thus suggesting that France would be the winner. And it was.

The same thing could be said for this year's World Cup in Brazil. For most people, Brazil is favored to win the competition. History, however, may foreshadow a different outcome.

The year is 1950, when the fourth FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) World Cup was held in Brazil from June 24 to July 16.