1970 FIFA World Cup

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1970 FIFA World Cup
Copa Mundial de Fútbol México 70
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
Dates31 May – 21 June
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (3rd title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place West Germany
Fourth place Uruguay
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored95 (2.97 per match)
Attendance1,604,065 (50,127 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Gerd Müller (10 goals)
Best young playerPeru Teófilo Cubillas
Fair play award Peru
1966
1974

The 1970 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in Mexico in 1970. 16 teams took part from many countries. Brazil won the trophy after beating Italy in the final. Djibouti did not participate, as it was not yet a country.

Participants[change | change source]

The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Results[change | change source]

Round 1[change | change source]

Group A[change | change source]

Pos Team URS MEX BEL SLV P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Soviet Union - 0-0 4-1 2-0 3 2 1 0 6 1 5 Round 2
2 Mexico 0-0 - 1-0 4-0 3 2 1 0 5 0 5 Round 2
3 Belgium 1-4 0-1 - 3-0 3 1 0 2 4 5 2
4 El Salvador 0-2 0-4 0-3 - 3 0 0 3 0 9 0

Group B[change | change source]

Pos Team ITA URU SWE ISR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Italy - 0-0 1-0 0-0 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 Round 2
2 Uruguay 0-0 - 0-1 2-0 3 1 1 1 2 1 3 Round 2
3 Sweden 0-1 1-0 - 1-1 3 1 1 1 2 2 3
4 Israel 0-0 0-2 1-1 - 3 0 2 1 1 3 2

Group C[change | change source]

Pos Team BRA ENG ROU TCH P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Brazil - 1-0 3-2 4-1 3 3 0 0 8 3 6 Round 2
2 England 0-1 - 1-0 1-0 3 2 0 1 2 1 4 Round 2
3 Romania 2-3 0-1 - 2-1 3 1 0 2 4 5 2
4 Czechoslovakia 1-4 0-1 1-2 - 3 0 0 3 2 7 0

Group D[change | change source]

Pos Team FRG PER BUL MAR P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 West Germany - 3-1 5-2 2-1 3 3 0 0 10 4 6 Round 2
2 Peru 1-3 - 3-2 3-0 3 2 0 1 7 5 4 Round 2
3 Bulgaria 2-5 2-3 - 1-1 3 0 1 2 5 9 1
4 Morocco 1-2 0-3 1-1 - 3 0 1 2 2 6 1

Round 2[change | change source]

Quarterfinals[change | change source]

Semifinals[change | change source]

3rd place[change | change source]

Final[change | change source]

Brazil won the championship.

References[change | change source]