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Will and Guy's World Cup Stories - 1970 Winners Brazil (World Cup 9)
Final: Brazil 4 : 1 Italy
Strange but True
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
Jairzinho - (Brazil) Scored in every round (6) - World Cup record
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.
Red and Yellow cards.
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