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Mexico - Hosted the ninth World Cup, in 1970. Mexico - Hosted the ninth World Cup, in 1970.

In the ninth World Cup, Italy qualified from the first-round group stage with only one goal scored, against Sweden, and two (0:0) draws.

They stepped up a gear in the quarter finals, to beat the hosts (4:1), and went on to win a classic semi-final against West Germany (4:3); scoring three of the five extra time goals.

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Mexico 1970 - First Round, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Third place, 1970 World Cup Final.

World Cup History - Mexico 1970

The quarter-final match between the 1966 finalists was another classic. West Germany were trailing the World Cup holders, England, by two goals to nil with 20 minutes to go. The Germans leveled the scores to take the game into extra-time and finally earn their sweet revenge, with a (3:2) victory.

But 1970 belonged to Pelé, who earned his third World Cup winners' medal when Brazil got their hands on the Jules Rimet Cup; for keeps.

If Italy were saving their energy in the first-round group stage, they were sapped after their semi-final marathon with West Germany and fell apart as the Brazilian samba drummed in four goals to the Azzura's one; Jairzinho scoring in every match for Brazil.

First Round - Group Stage

Group 1

Played in Mexico City.

31st May
Mexico vs USSR (0:0)

3rd June
Belgium vs El Salvador (3:0)

6th June
USSR vs Belgium (4:1)

7th June
Mexico vs El Salvador (4:0)

10th June
USSR vs El Salvador (2:0)

11th June
Mexico vs Belgium (1:0)

USSR and Mexico qualify for the quarter-finals.

Group 2

Played in Puebla and Toluca.

2nd June
Uruguay vs Israel (2:0)

3rd June
Italy vs Sweden (1:0)

6th June
Uruguay vsItaly (0:0)

7th June
Sweden vs Israel (1:1)

10th June
Sweden vs Uruguay (1:0)

11th June
Italy vs Israel (0:0)

Italy and Uruguay qualify for the quarter-finals.

Group 3

Played in Guadalajara.

2nd June
England vs Romania (1:0)

3rd June
Brazil vs Czechoslovakia (4:1)

6th June
Romania vs Czechoslovakia (2:1)

7th June
Brazil vs England (1:0)

10th June
Brazil vs Romania (3:2)

11th June
England vs Czechoslovakia (1:0)

Brazil and England qualify for the quarter-finals.

Group 4

Played in Leon.

2nd June
Peru vs Bulgaria (3:2)

3rd June
West Germany vs Morocco (2:1)

6th June
Peru vs Morocco (3:0)

7th June
West Germany vs Bulgaria (5:2)

10th June
West Germany vs Peru (3:1)

11th June
Bulgaria vs Morocco (1:1)

West Germany and Peru qualify for the quarter-finals.

Quarter-Finals - 14th June, 1970

Guadalajara: Brazil vs Peru (4:2)

Leon: West Germany vs England (3:2 aet)

Mexico City: Uruguay vs USSR (1:0 aet)

Toluca: Italy vs Mexico (4:1)

Semi-Finals - 17th June, 1970

Guadalajara: Brazil vs Uruguay (3:1)

Mexico City: Italy vs West Germany (4:3 aet)
With the game (1:1) at the end of 90 minutes, 5 goals were scored in extra-time.

Third Place - 20th June, 1970

Mexico City: West Germany vs Uruguay (1:0)

1970 World Cup Final
21st June:
Brazil vs Italy (4:1)
Aztec Stadium, Mexico City.

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16 Countries

Travel to Belgium Belgium
Group 1 (3:0) (1:4) (0:1)

Travel to Brazil Brazil
Group 3 (4:1) (1:0) (3:2)
Quarter-finals (4:2)
Semi-finals (3:1)
Winner (4:1)

Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria
Group 4 (2:3) (2:5) (1:1)

Travel to Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
Group 3 (1:4) (1:2) (0:1)

Travel to El Salvador El Salvador
Group 1 (0:3) (0:4) (0:2)

Travel to England England
Group 3 (1:0) (0:1) (1:0)
Quarter-finals (2:3 aet)

Travel to Israel Israel
Group 2 (0:2) (1:1) (0:0)

Travel to Italy Italy
Group 2 (1:0) (0:0) (0:0)
Quarter-finals (4:1)
Semi-finals (4:3 aet)
Finalist (1:4)

Travel to Mexico Mexico
Group 1 (0:0) (4:0) (1:0)
Quarter-finals (1:4)

Travel to Morocco Morocco
Group 4 (1:2) (0:3) (1:1)

Travel to Peru Peru
Group 4 (3:2) (3:0) (1:3)
Quarter-finals (2:4)

Travel to Romania Romania
Group 3 (0:1) (2:1) (2:3)

Travel to Sweden Sweden
Group 2 (0:1) (1:1) (1:0)

Travel to Uruguay Uruguay
Group 2 (2:0) (0:0) (0:1)
Quarter-finals (1:0 aet)
Semi-finals (1:3)
Third place (0:1)

Travel to Russia USSR
Group 1 (0:0) (4:1) (2:0)
Quarter-finals (0:1 aet)

Travel to Germany West Germany
Group 4 (2:1) (5:2) (3:1)
Quarter-finals (3:2 aet)
Semi-finals (3:4 aet)
Third place (1:0)

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