1970, Brazil Won Their Third FIFA World Cup
On this day on June 21, 1970, Brazil won their Third FIFA World Cup against Italy at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. This was the first time that two former world champions met in a final.
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Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times. Meanwhile, Brazil beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412 audience. Pelé, Gérson, Jairzinho and Carlos each scored one goal.
Brazilian coach Mário Zagallo (38-year-old) became the first footballer to win the World Cup as a player (1958, 1962) and a coach, as well the second youngest coach to win a World Cup, after Alberto Suppici in 1930.
Pelé ended his World Cup playing career as the first (and so far only) three-time winner.
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup was the ninth FIFA World Cup. it was the first World Cup tournament staged in North America, and the first held outside Europe and South America.
Germany Gerd Müller awarded Golden Boot by scoring 10 goals and Peru Teófilo Cubillas awarded Best Young Player.
The Brazil Football Team
The Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs