Mexico 70

1970 FIFA World Cup official logo

Tournament details

Host country Mexico

Dates 31 May – 21 June

Teams 16 (from 5 confederations)

Venue(s) 5 (in 5 host cities)

Final positions

Champions Brazil (3rd title)

Runners-up Italy

Third place West Germany

Fourth place Uruguay

Tournament statistics

Matches played 32

Goals scored 95 (2.97 per match)

Attendance 1,603,975 (50,124 per match)

Top scorer(s) Gerd Müller (10 goals)

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The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by Brazil, who beat Italy 4–1. With their third World Cup triumph, Brazil were allowed to keep the Jules Rimet Trophy permanently.