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Sunday, 7 June 1970
World Cup 1970 Finals First Phase Group C, match four

Brazil 1 England 0 [0-0]
 

Estadio Jalisco, Independencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Attendance: 70,950;
Kick-off: 12noon CST, 7.00pm BST
Live on ITV (Anglia, ATV, Border. Grampian, HTV, London Weekend, Scottish, Southern, Tyne Tees, Ulster, Westward and Yorkshire) - Commentator: Hugh Johns and Billy Wright. Also live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator - David Coleman

Brazil - Jairzinho (59) Match Summary
Brazil Squad
England Squad
England - Franny Lee
Results 1965-1970

England kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials

Brazil

Type

England

Referee (black) - Avraham Klein אברהם קליין
36 (29 March 1934), Israel

Linesmen - Arturo Yamasaki Maldonado, Peru and Roger Machin, France.

Over 5,500 ft above sea level.  Kick off was at 12 noon to accommodate European television audiences.

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Brazil Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 2nd to 1st
Colours: Made by Umbro - Yellow jerseys with green trim, pale blue shorts, green socks.
Capt: Carlos Alberto Manager: Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo, 38 (9 August 1931), appointed in 1970, having been in charge 1967-68.
Brazil Lineup
  Félix      G     GA
2 Brito      RB      
3 Piazza      LB      
4 Carlos Alberto     RHB      
5 Clodoaldo  20   CHB   9  
16 Everaldo     LHB      
7 Jairzinho     OR      
18 Paulo César 20   IR      
9 Tostão, off 68th min.     CF      
10 Pelé     IL      
11 Rivelino     OL      
Brazil Substitutes
13 Roberto, on 68th min. for Tostão            

unused substitutes:

6-Marco António, 8-Gárson (injured), 12-Ado, 14-Balochi, 15-Fontana, 17-Joel Camargo, 19-Edu, 20-Dario Santos, 21-Zé Maria, 22-Leño.

team notes:

Coach Mario Zagallo played against England in the 1958 and the 1962 World Cup Finals.
 
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Averages:

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England Team

 
Current World Champions Colours: The 1970 Umbro World Cup home uniform - White crew necked short-sleeved aertex jerseys, white shorts, white socks.

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 1st to 2nd
Capt: Bobby Moore, 64th captaincy Manager: Sir Alfred Ernest Ramsey, 50 (22 January 1920), appointed 25 October 1962, effective part-time 31 December, full from May 1963.
81st match, W 51 - D 19 - L 11 - F 169 - A 75.
England Lineup
1 Banks, Gordon     G     GA
14 Wright, Thomas J. 25 21 October 1944 RB Everton FC 11 0
3 Cooper, Terence      LB      
4 Mullery, Alan P. 28 23 November 1941 RHB Tottenham Hotspur FC 29 0
5 Labone, Brian 30 23 January 1940 CHB Everton FC 25 0
6 Moore, Robert F.C. 29 12 April 1941 LHB West Ham United FC 82 2
7 Lee, Francis H., off 64th min. 26 29 April 1944 OR Manchester City FC 16 6
Lee cautioned for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Felix. Lee becomes the first Englishman to be cautioned with a yellow card in a World Cup match.
8 Ball, Alan      IR      
9 Charlton, Robert, off 64th min.     CF      
10 Hurst, Geoffrey      IL      
11 Peters, Martin S. 26 8 November 1943 OL Tottenham Hotspur FC 40 14
England Substitutes
19 Bell, Colin, on 64th min. for Charlton 24 26 February 1946 M Manchester City FC 12 2
22 Astle, Jeff, on 64th min. for Lee            

unused substitutes:

12-Peter Bonetti, 18-Norman Hunter, 21-Allan Clarke.
 
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Averages:

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    Match Report by Mike Payne

    Match Report by Norman Giller

An astonishing save by Gordon Banks from a header by Pele inspired England and found its way into the land of footballing legend. The game was staged in the heat of the mid-day sun on a scorching Sunday that was ideally suited for a siesta rather than soccer.  Only mad dogs and footballers would have gone out in such sweltering 98-degree conditions, and at a thin-air altitude that made walking let alone running a challenge. The match was just ten minutes old and goalless when the master of all strikers - Pele - came face to face with a genius among goalkeepers - Gordon Banks - in a High Noon duel. Carlos Alberto, Brazilian right-back and captain, pushed a carefully calculated pass down the right wing into the path of the skilled Jairzinho, who suddenly and dramatically accelerated past Terry Cooper to the by-line. He then stabbed a centre into the goalmouth that seemed to hang invitingly for Pele, who had instinctively read the situation as only he could. He had got himself perfectly positioned beyond his marker Alan Mullery to meet the ball.  The master climbed above the ball and headed it with ferocious power down - and so he thought - into the net. Mullery later reported that Pele shouted 'Goal!' as the ball flew off his head. So did most spectators in the stadium, including the commentators sending their descriptive phrases around the world to millions of television viewers and radio listeners. Banks looked rooted on the wrong side of goal but suddenly, with the blurring speed of a panther, sprinted and then dived to his right and somehow managed to get an outstretched hand under the ball to flick it up and away over the bar. Pele stopped dead in mid-celebration to mourn what had somehow become a missed chance. This moment of astounding gymnastics from Banks inspired England to give the eventual world champions their hardest match of the tournament, but after a magnificent battle they finally succumbed to a superbly drilled shot by Jairzinho on the hour. He cut in from the right to score after an arrowing Tostao pass and a deft, perfectly delivered pass from Pele had ripped open the middle of the England defence. Jeff Astle had a gilt-edged chance to equalise within moments of coming on as a substitute but - yes, even in those heatwave conditions  - he was caught cold and shot tamely wide.  A lasting memory of the match for all those lucky enough to have witnessed the classic confrontation is of Bobby Moore and Pele cuddling each other before swapping jerseys, two masters of the game recognising each other's genius. Evidence that the England players had given their all is that several of them lost up to ten pounds in weight after running round in the mid-day sun so that the World Cup organizers could satisfy the deadline demands of the great god of world-wide television. The millions tuned into the match will always recall it for having seen one of the saves of the century.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Actual TV footage, courtesy of ESPN
Official FIFA Match Report
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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