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Background

FIFA awarded the World Cup 1970 final tournament to Mexico at the 34th FIFA Congress in Tokyo on 8 October 1964 during the Olympic Games.

Mexico had to compete with Argentina in the bidding process. They gained 56 votes, while Argentina only received 32. 

The Draw

The sixteen participating teams were divided into four 'geographical groupings', which also took into account the teams' strengths and even political considerations, at a draw conducted at the Maria Isabel Hotel, in Ciudad de México on 10 January 1970. The FIFA Organising Committee also announced that there would be no seeding of teams. All four teams will play each other once.

Europe (1) America's Europe (2) Rest of the World
England Brazil Belgium El Salvador
Italy Mexico Bulgaria Israel
USSR Peru Czechoslovakia Morocco
West Germany Uruguay Sweden Romania

 

First Phase Table
Group C
Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Brazil 3 3 0 0 8 3 +5 6
England 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 4
Romania 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 2
Czechoslovakia 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0
 
2 June 1970 - 4:00pm CST
England 1 Romania 0 [0-0]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (50,560)
Hurst
3 June 1970 - 4:00pm CST
Brazil 4 Czechoslovakia 1 [1-1]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (52,897)
Rivelino, Pelé, Jairzinho (2)
Petráš
6 June 1970 - 4:00pm CST
Romania 2 Czechoslovakia 1 [0-1]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (56,818)
Neagu, Dumitrache (pen)
Petráš
7 June 1970 - 12:00noon CST
Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (70,950)
Jairzinho
10 June 1970 - 4:00pm CST
Brazil 3 Romania 2 [1-2]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (50,804)
Pelé (2), Jairzinho
Dumitrache, Dembrowski
11 June 1970 - 4:00pm CST
Czechoslovakia 0 England 1 [0-0]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (49,292)
Clarke (pen)

The Second Phase

14 June 1970 - all 12:00noon CST
Uruguay 1 USSR 0 [0-0] AET
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México (96,085)
Espárrago
Italy 4 Mexico 1 [1-1]
Estadio Nemesio Díez Riega, Toluca, Estado de México (26,851)
Guzmán OG, Riva (2), Rivera
González
Brazil 4 Peru 2 [2-1]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (54,233)
Rivelino, Tostão (2), Jairzinho
Gallardo, Cubillas
West Germany 3 England 2 [0-1] AET
Estadio León, León de los Aldama, Guanajuato (23,357)
Beckenbauer, Seeler, Müller
Mullery, Peters
Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

17 June 1970 - both 4:00pm CST
Brazil 3 Uruguay 1 [1-1]
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Jalisco (51,261)
Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Rivelino
Cubilla
Italy 4 West Germany 3 [1-0] AET
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México(102,444)
Boninsenga, Burgnich, Riva, Rivera
Schnellinger, Müller (2)

 

Third Place Play-off

20 June 1970 - 4:00pm CST
West Germany 1 Uruguay 0 [1-0]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México
(104,403)
Overath

 

The 1970 Final

21 June 1970 - 12:00noon CST
Brazil 4 Italy 1 [1-1]
Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México
(107,412)
Pelé, Gérson, Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto
Boninsenga

 

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