World Cup Archives: Brazil 4-1 Italy - a minute-by-minute report of the 1970 final

'A teamsheet that reads like a modernist poem' - Brazil, 1970, the definitive World Cup winners.

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This is an edited extract from 'And Gazza Misses The Final', a collection of minute-by-minute reports from classic World Cup matches written by Rob Smyth and Scott Murray (Constable, £8.99).

The book includes 22 full games – starting with Brazil v Uruguay in 1950 - and a series of magic minutes involving Pele, Benjamin Massing and other greats. Below is an account of the 1970 final between Brazil and Italy, played in Mexico City before 112,000 spectators.