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1962 FIFA World Cup Final

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Date  17 June 1962
Event  1962 FIFA World Cup
Attendance  68,679
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Champion  Brazil national football team
Referee  Nikolay Latyshev (Football Federation of the Soviet Union)
Venues  Santiago, Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
Similar  1958 FIFA World Cup Final, 1934 FIFA World Cup Final, 1938 FIFA World Cup Final, 1970 FIFA World Cup Final, 1930 FIFA World Cup Final

The 1962 FIFA World Cup Final was the deciding match of the 1962 FIFA World Cup. It was contested by Czechoslovakia and Brazil. Brazil won the game 3-1 to record their second consecutive World Cup victory. Both teams had played each other during the group stage which ended in a goalless draw. This was the second World Cup final match featuring teams who had already competed against each other during the group stage (the first was the 1954 final between Hungary and West Germany).

Santiago's Estadio Nacional served as the venue for the final itself, and after 15 minutes, Brazil again found themselves a goal behind in the World Cup final, as a long ball from Adolf Scherer was latched onto by Josef Masopust: 1–0 Czechoslovakia. However, just like the previous final four years earlier, Brazil soon hit back, equalising two minutes later through Amarildo after an error by the previously flawless Czechoslovak goalkeeper Viliam Schrojf. The Brazilians did not stop there and with goals from Zito and Vavá (another Schrojf error) midway through the second half, the Czechoslovaks could not get back into the game. The match ended 3–1 to Brazil, a successful defence of the title for only the second time in the history of the competition (after Italy in 1938) in spite of the absence of one of their star players of 1958, Pelé.

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1962 FIFA World Cup Final Wikipedia


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