Garrincha made everything look easy despite the quality of the pitch he played on, and his Brazilian side relied on him to instil fear into the opposition.
During the 1958 World Cup, Vicente Feola was concerned about the Soviet Union's fitness levels, so he decided to intimidate them with superior skill.
As per Jonathan Wilson in Inverting the Pyramid:
"Remember," he said to Didi just before he left the dressing room, "the first pass goes to Garrincha."
It took a little under 20 seconds for the ball to reach the winger. Boris Kuznetsov, the experienced Soviet left-back, moved to close him down.
Garrincha feinted left and went right; Kuznetsov was left on the ground. Garrincha paused, and beat him again. And again. And then once again put him on the ground.