SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) _ Moacir Barbosa, the goalkeeper blamed for Brazil's loss to Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup final, died at age 79.

Barbosa died late Friday night from general organ failure, liver and kidney problems. Following a stroke, he was hospitalized Wednesday in Praia Grande, Brazilian media reported.

In the 1950 final, he failed to stop a shot by Gigghia and Brazil lost 2-1 at Maracana Stadium.

``I am sorry we weren't able to win the world title,'' he once said. ``That loss was one of those unforeseen things. That day, everybody viewed the Brazilian team as a king about to be crowned. Too bad the crown ended up on the Uruguayans' heads, and all those people ended up suffering so much at the Maracana.''

Barbosa, who played for Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro, retired from soccer in 1963.