World Cup football stories and jokes – 1970 Mexico

 

Final: Brazil 4 : 1 Italy

Strange but True

Classic Games

In the game
against Italy, Germany's Franz Beckenbauer played on with a broken collar bone.  In a pulsating game, Italy 4 : 3  Germany (AET)

Germany 3 : 2 England.  A terrible game for England.
They were leading 2 nil and coasting, until Peter 'the Cat'
Bonetti was a bit late in diving for a speculative shot.  The regular English goalie, Gordon Banks, would have collected the half-hearted shot
without even diving.  Unfortunately Banks was suffering food poisoning, some say he had eaten a dodgy hamburger, others insist it was a frankfurter.

Average goals per game 3.0

Key Players

Jairzinho - (Brazil) Scored in every round (6) - World Cup record
Gerd Mueller (Germany) 10 goals

Background

England gave Brazil a good game.
However, Brazil won every game, no draws, no replays no need for penalties.  After two quiet World Cups it was a privilege to see Pelé back to his best.

New Innovations

Red and Yellow cards.

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