June 21, 1970 - Pelé led Brazil to a 4-1 win over Italy in FIFA’s World Cup at Mexico

The 1970 FIFA World Cup was the ninth FIFA World Cup, the first World Cup tournament to be staged in North America, and the first held outside Europe and South America. It took place from 31 May to 21 June 1970 in Mexico. The Final match marked the first time that two former world champions met in a final; Italy had previously won the World Cup in 1934 and 1938, while Brazil won in 1958 and 1962. The tournament was won by Brazil, who claimed their third World Cup title by defeating Italy, 4–1 in the final. The victorious team led by Carlos Alberto, and featuring players such as Pelé, Gérson, Jairzinho, Rivelino, and Tostão, is often cited as the greatest-ever World Cup team. They achieved a perfect record of wins in all six games in the finals, as well as winning all their qualifying fixtures.

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Jairzinho, birth name Jair Ventura Filho, is a former Brazilian footballer. A quick, powerful winger, he was a member of the legendary Brazilian national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, during which he scored in every game Brazil played. In doing so, he became one of only 3 players - the others being Alcides Ghiggia and Just Fontaine - in the history of the World Cup to have scored in every game of the tournament.

Jairzinho, birth name Jair Ventura Filho, is a former Brazilian footballer. A quick, powerful winger, he was a member of the legendary Brazilian national team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, during which he scored in every game Brazil played. In doing so, he became one of only 3 players - the others being Alcides Ghiggia and Just Fontaine - in the history of the World Cup to have scored in every game of the tournament.

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