The FIFA World Cup in 1970 was the ninth edition of the quadrennial international football tournament for men's senior national teams. It was held in Mexico City, Mexico from 10 June to 12 July 1970.
It was the first World Cup to be broadcast live in Europe, with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) broadcasting every match of the tournament except one (the third game between England and South Korea). The BBC had exclusive rights to show all matches involving England due to contractual obligations. Ratings for the final three games were higher than for any other World Cup final up to that time.
For the first time, the World Cup was opened by a soccer match rather than a weight-lifting event or other form of exhibition sport. The opening ceremony featured traditional Mexican dances performed by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and was attended by President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz.
The tournament saw the emergence of Argentina as a power in world football, as they won their first and only title. Brazil also made an impact by defeating two European powerhouses (England and Germany) in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.
FIFA World Cup 1970 The 1970 FIFA World Cup was the ninth edition of the quadrennial international football competition for men's national teams.
In 1998, France's Marcel Desailly was the first player to be sent off from the winning side in the final. Zinedine Zidane of France, who scored two goals in 1998, became the first captain to get sent off in the final in 2006.
1938 The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third edition of the quadrennial international football tournament for senior men's national teams, and it was held in France from June 4 to June 19, 1938. It was the first World Cup to be officially called such a thing by its participants, and the first to be played as such as well.
France was one of six candidates countries invited to participate in the inaugural cup. The others were Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and Uruguay. France advanced out of the group stage with three wins and one loss, finishing ahead of both Uruguay and Czechoslovakia. They were defeated 1-7 by eventual winner Germany in the quarterfinals.
The French team that went to Switzerland was made up of players who had been selected by French coach Charles Drago. The manager of the French squad was also his brother Anton, who is credited with introducing free kicking into soccer. One of the most famous matches of the competition was England vs France, which ended in a 1-1 draw. This was the only time two European nations finished on top of the same group.
France won their first match 3-0 against Costa Rica at Parc des Princes. Their second game was not until more than a week later, when they faced Uruguay in Montpellier.
FIFA World Cup 1966 The 1966 FIFA World Cup was the ninth edition of the quadrennial football competition for men's senior national teams. It was shown in the United Kingdom from July 11 to July 30, 1966. The tournament was won by England, who beat West Germany 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in London to claim their first title.
The World Cup was created by FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the governing body of world football. The first tournament was held in 1930 in Uruguay and was won by Argentina. Italy is the most successful country with five titles.
1966 was the third time that England had been invited to play in a World Cup finals tournament. They were victorious in 1958 when they were awarded the trophy because Sweden did not arrive on time to play their match against Brazil. In 1962, England finished second behind Brazil as they also were not allowed to play their final match due to logistical problems.
The English team was considered one of the favorites to win the 1966 World Cup due to their impressive performance at the 1965 European Championships where they finished ahead of eventual winners Portugal and three other major countries (France, Germany, and Italy). However, there were doubts whether Bobby Moore would be able to participate in the finals due to his illness. He was replaced by Jeff Astle who played all of England's matches except the final.
(October of 2017) The FIFA World Cup qualification competition was a series of events organized by the six FIFA confederations. The first two rounds, called "A-regioons", were held in 1989 and 1990. These are followed by "B-regioons" in 1991 and 1992 and then "C-regioons" in 1993 and 1994. If all goes according to plan, the final round will be held in 1997 with the possibility of extending the tournament by one more year if necessary.
Each country participates in its regional championship, either by competing for their own title or as part of an international team. The winners of the A-regions qualify for the B-region where they continue to compete until one nation has achieved enough points to claim victory. The B-region nations then move on to the C-regions where they play for spots three through eight. Each C-region nation plays the others once, with the top four advancing to the Final Round. As well, each continent is divided into five zones which determine which countries they can host during the World Cup qualifying process.
The world cup qualification format was changed in 2006. From that point on, there are now eight places available at the World Cup instead of the previous requirement of at least four teams.
The Jules Rimet Trophy, named after the Frenchman who proposed the competition, was presented from 1930 until 1970. This cup was permanently given to then-three-time champion Brazil (1958, 1962, and 1970) in 1970, and a new trophy named the FIFA World Cup was introduced. Many other sports have "World Cup" tournaments. The original cup is on display at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil's victory in the last game of the tournament against Germany was their third straight world title and fifth overall. This is a record that has never been matched or even approached since then. Brazil's goals were scored by two players: Pelé with three goals and Romario with one.
After Brazil's success it was decided that they should keep the trophy instead of France. So the prize for winning the World Cup has always belonged to Brazil.
There have been attempts to bring the World Cup back to Europe, but so far without any success. In 1904, Sweden and Switzerland made a joint bid for the tournament but neither country was chosen. In 1914, Italy wanted to host the tournament but it was cancelled due to World War I. In 1938, Hitler tried to get Germany to host the tournament but it wasn't possible because of financial reasons. After World War II, England and France made a bid for the 1950 tournament but again, they didn't win. In 1954, Uruguay made a bid for the tournament but they weren't selected either.