World Cup 1970

Format: 16 teams in four groups of four with the top two teams from each qualifying for the Quarter Finals before the Semi Finals and Final.

Sunday 31st May 1970

Group 1: Mexico 0-0 Soviet Union (Mexico City)

Tuesday 2nd June 1970

Group 2: Uruguay 2-0 Israel (Puebla)

Group 3: Romania 0-1 England (Guadalajara)

Group 4: Peru 3-2 Bulgaria (Leon)

Wednesday 3rd June 1970

Group 1: Belgium 3-0 El Salvador (Mexico City)

Group 2: Italy 1-0 Sweden (Toluca)

Group 3: Brazil 4-1 Czechoslovakia (Guadalajara)

Group 4: West Germany 2-1 Morocco (Leon)

Saturday 6th June 1970

Group 1: Soviet Union 4-1 Belgium (Mexico City)

Group 2: Uruguay 0-0 Italy (Puebla)

Group 3: Romania 2-1 Czechoslovakia (Guadalajara)

Group 4: Peru 3-0 Morocco (Leon)

Sunday 7th June 1970

Group 1: Mexico 4-0 El Salvador (Mexico City)

Group 2: Sweden 1-1 Israel (Toluca)

Group 3: Brazil 1-0 England (Guadalajara)

Group 4: West Germany 5-2 Bulgaria (Leon)

Wednesday 10th June 1970

Group 1: Soviet Union 2-0 El Salvador (Mexico City)

Group 2: Sweden 1-0 Uruguay (Puebla)

Group 3: Brazil 3-2 Romania (Guadalajara)

Group 4: West Germany 3-1 Peru (Leon)

Thursday 11th June 1970

Group 1: Mexico 1-0 Belgium (Mexico City)

Group 2: Italy 0-0 Israel (Toluca)

Group 3: England 1-0 Czechoslovakia (Guadalajara)

Group 4: Bulgaria 1-1 Morocco (Leon)

Final Standings: Group 1: 1 Soviet Union (Q), 2 Mexico (Q), 3 Belgium, 4 El Salvador. Group 2: 1 Italy (Q), 2 Uruguay (Q), 3 Sweden, 4 Israel. Group 3: 1 Brazil (Q), 2 England (Q), 3 Romania, 4 Czechoslovakia. Group 4: 1 West Germany (Q), 2 Peru (Q), 3 Bulgaria, 4 Morocco.

Sunday 14th June 1970

Quarter Finals: Soviet Union 0-1 Uruguay (Mexico City) aet

Quarter Finals: Italy 4-1 Mexico (Toluca)

Quarter Finals: Brazil 4-2 Peru (Guadalajara)

Quarter Finals: West Germany 3-2 England (Leon) aet

Wednesday 17th June 1970

Semi Finals: Uruguay 1-3 Brazil (Guadalajara)

Semi Finals: Italy 4-3 West Germany (Mexico City) aet

Saturday 20th June 1970

Third/Fourth Playoff: West Germany 1-0 Uruguay (Mexico City)

Sunday 21st June 1970

Final: Brazil 4-1 Italy (Mexico City)

Brazil 4-2-4 Felix – Carlos Alberto (c), Brito, Piazza, Everaldo – Clodoaldo, Gerson – Jairzinho, Tostao, Pele, Rivellino. Coach: Mario Zagallo.

Italy 4-1-2-1-2 Enrico Albertosi – Tarcisio Burgnich, Roberto Rosato, Pierluigi Cera, Giacinto Facchetti (c) – Mario Bertini (Antonio Juliano 75) – Giancarlo De Sisti, Angelo Domenghini – Sandro Mazzola – Roberto Boninsegna (Gianni Rivera 84), Luigi Riva. Coach: Ferruccio Valceraggi.

Goals: 1-0 Pele (Brazil) 18, 1-1 Boninsegna (Italy) 37, 2-1 Gerson (Brazil) 66, 3-1 Jairzinho (Brazil) 71, 4-1 Carlos Alberto (Brazil) 86

Referee: Rudi Glockner (East Germany)

Attendance: 107,412

Venue: Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)

Host Country: Mexico

Stadiums Used: Estadio Azteca (Mexico City), Estadio Cuauhtemoc (Puebla), Estadio Jalisco (Guadalajara), Estadio Luis Dosal (Toluca), Estadio Nou Camp (Leon)

Top Goalscorer: Gerd Muller (West Germany) 10

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