Football World Cup 1970

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1970 Football World Cup - Mexico
Mexico 70
1970 Football World Cup poster
Official 1970 Football World Cup poster
Participant teams 70
(final tournament: 16)
Host Mexico
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Matches played 32
Goals scored 95
(2.97 per match)
Attendance 1,673,975
(52,312 per match)
Top scorer Gerd Mller (FRG)
10 goals

The 1970 Football World Cup was held in Mexico. It was won by Brazil, who beat Italy 4-1 in the final. It was Pel's third and final World Cup victory.

The format of the competition stayed the same as 1966: 16 teams qualified, divided into four groups of four. Top two teams in each group would advance to the quarterfinals.

Since this was the third win for the Brazilian team (they had already won 1958 and 1962), they were entitled to keep the Jules Rimet trophy. Brazilian coach Mario Zagallo was the first footballer to become World champion as player (1958, 1962) and coach.

Brazilian right winger Jairzinho scored at least one goal in each of the six games played by the Brazilian team in the World Cup (in the first game, against Czechoslovakia, he scored two), a feat which has never been repeated. However, the striker of the tournament was West Germany's Gerd Mller, with impressive 10 goals in the competition. Mller incredibly made a hat-trick in two consecutive games, against Bulgaria and Peru in the Group Stage. But he didn't score in Germany's last game (the 3rd place match) against Uruguay.

Official program of the World Cup
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Official program of the World Cup

The most memorable match of the tournament, and by many regarded as one of the greatest matches in World Cup history, may have been the Italian 4-3 win after extra time over West Germany in the semifinal. Italy led by 1-0 until the 90th minute when Karl-Heinz Schnellinger scored the equaliser during injury time. Then, during extra time, the lead changed from a German 2-1 to an Italian 3-2, when Gerd Mller equalized again before Gianni Rivera scored the winning goal in the 111th minute.

The qualification tournament for this World Cup was the cause of the brief Football War between Honduras and El Salvador.


Contents

First round

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Missing image
Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.png


USSR
5321061
Missing image
Mexico_flag_large.png


Mexico
5321050
Belgium 2310245
El Salvador 0300309
Mexico0 - 0USSR
Belgium3 - 0El Salvador
USSR4 - 1Belgium
Mexico4 - 0El Salvador
USSR2 - 0El Salvador
Mexico1 - 0Belgium

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png


Italy
4312010
Uruguay 3311121
Sweden 3311122
Israel 2302113
Uruguay2 - 0Israel
Italy1 - 0Sweden
Italy0 - 0Uruguay
Sweden1 - 1Israel
Sweden1 - 0Uruguay
Italy0 - 0Israel

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Brazil 6330083
England 4320121
Romania 2310245
Czechoslovakia 0300327
England1 - 0Romania
Brazil4 - 1Czechoslovakia
Romania2 - 1Czechoslovakia
Brazil1 - 0England
Brazil3 - 2Romania
England1 - 0Czechoslovakia

Group D

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
West Germany 63300104
Peru 4320175
Bulgaria 1301259
Missing image
Morocco_flag_large.png


Morocco
1301226
Peru3 - 2Bulgaria
West Germany2 - 1Morocco
Peru3 - 0Morocco
West Germany5 - 2Bulgaria
West Germany3 - 1Peru
Morocco1 - 1Bulgaria

Quarterfinals

June 14, 1970

 

Brazil 4 - 2 Peru
Uruguay 1 - 0 (AET) Missing image
Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.png


USSR
Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png


Italy
4 - 1 Missing image
Mexico_flag_large.png


Mexico
West Germany 3 - 2 (AET) England

Semifinals

June 17, 1970

 

Brazil 3 - 1 Uruguay
Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png


Italy
4 - 3 (AET) West Germany

Third place match

June 20, 1970

West Germany 1 - 0 Uruguay

Final

June 21, 1970

Brazil 4 - 1 Missing image
Flag_of_Italy.png


Italy


FIFA (Men's) World Cup

Uruguay 1930 | Italy 1934 | France 1938 | Brazil 1950 | Switzerland 1954 | Sweden 1958 | Chile 1962 | England 1966 | Mexico 1970 | West Germany 1974 | Argentina 1978 | Spain 1982 | Mexico 1986 | Italy 1990 | USA 1994 | France 1998 | Korea/Japan 2002 | Germany 2006 | South Africa 2010 | South America 2014

FIFA Women's World Cup

China 1991 | Sweden 1995 | USA 1999 | USA 2003 | China 2007

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