There was, quite simply, no foregone conclusion.

A pleasant winter’s day in Santiago - and a 1962 FIFA World Cup™ semi-final – provided the setting for a rare exception. Although on his weaker left foot, the No7 rocketed the ball into the top corner of Escuti’s net. Ultimately, these little things can make a world of difference in decisive matches." Chile, as the hosts, and Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition. We could have won the match if that had gone in. Garrincha, hogging the right touchline, deceived his marker with an hypersonic, trademark body swerve, before earning a corner, which he looped into the vicinity of Vava. "England in the World Cup - 1962 Final Squad", "Burnley legend Jimmy Adamson dies at 82", "1962 FIFA World Cup Chile ™ - Teams - England",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 October 2020, at 19:24.

Garrincha's red card left him suspended for the Final.

Brazil versus Chile has perpetually been billed as a colossal mismatch. Consequently, Brazil retained their World Cup crown with a convincing 3-1 victory over Czechoslovakia.

Fora do campo, éramos irmãos.

[1] Jimmy Adamson, officially part of the squad, acted as assistant manager. They had, nevertheless, encountered a supernatural talent in the mood to devastate. After an unconvincing 2-0 reverse of Mexico and a tepid goalless draw with Czechoslovakia, Brazil required two goals in the last 20 minutes from Amarildo to complete a 2-1 comeback victory over Spain that made sure of their berth in the last eight. The Palmeiras striker still had work to do, given that he was surrounded by red jerseys, nine yards out, and had to beat the goalkeeper and a defender positioned on the line, but his firm, clever downward header bounced into the back of the net. Moreover, the winners of the four weakest continental zones: North America, Central America and Caribbean, Africa and Asia, were not guaranteed direct sp Notes: There was no qualification for the 1930 World Cup as places were given by invitation only. We were trailing 3-2 and I remember shooting from just inside the penalty box. A total of 56 teams entered the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. Head coach: Gavril Kachalin

A headline from Chilean newspaper El Mercurio summarised it fittingly: ‘Garrincha, what planet is he from?’, “In 400 years from now, every time people speak about football they’ll have to speak about Mané Garrincha." A quarter-final upset of the Lev Yashin-captained, Igor Chislenko-spearheaded Soviets then raised expectations that Fernando Riera’s charges could reach their maiden Final. Copyright ©1994 - 2020 FIFA.

Garrincha doubled Brazil’s advantage just after the half-hour mark, this time with a thumping header from Zagallo’s corner. It went past Gilmar but the ball hit the right post and remained inches from crossing the line. Many a team would have crumbled.

Botafogo’s Garrincha and Pele of Santos speak ahead of a game in 1963.
Ramirez’s through-ball would have sent Tobar in on goal had it not been for an alert interception from Nilton Santos, while Garrincha forced Escuti into a save after tricking his way past two adversaries. On the pitch we were team-mates. It remains the country’s best finish at a World Cup. Garrincha, Gerson, Silva, Pele and Amarildo on Brazil duty in 1965. The story Brazil finally put the game out of their rivals’ reach on 78 minutes, when a long ball looped into the Chile box and the hungry Vava outjumped two opponents to head it home. Chile, for their part, beat Switzerland 3-1 and Italy 2-0 to make sure of a place in the knockout phase with a game to spare. Pele looks on as Brazil team-mate Garrincha dribbles past a Mexico defender during Chile 1962. A pleasant winter’s day in Santiago - and a 1962 FIFA World Cup™ semi-final – provided the setting for a rare exception. Joao Saldanha, journalist and future Brazil coach, “I scored a decisive goal against the Soviet Union and had the chance to do the same against Brazil.

Didi’s vicious strike from distance flashed narrowly over the Chilean bar, before Sanchez’s firm shot from the edge of the box came back off the post. Sanchez took it, arrowing the ball into the bottom-left corner of Gilmar’s net to reduce his side’s deficit to just one. There was still time for Landa to receive his marching orders and Garrincha to follow suit. El Mercurio, Chilean newspaper, I never played with or against anyone better than Garrincha. Two selected players comes from a foreign club of a non-qualified country (France).

Mauro, Brazil defender, "Garrincha, what planet are you from?" Brazil versus Chile has perpetually been billed as a colossal mismatch.
Moreover, Goliath had to enter battle in David’s backyard, preoccupied by the omen that four host teams had reached the World Cup Final in its six previous editions, and with 77,000 fans cheering the underdog’s every move. Garrincha and Pele on Brazil duty in 1966.

The pressure was on to win and to excite their supporters in the process. Brazil’s two-goal cushion was, however, restored within minutes of the restart.

Chile had put up a formidable challenge. Not Chile, who halved the deficit through Jorge Toro’s sumptuous free-kick just before half-time. Below are the squads for the 1962 FIFA World Cup final tournament in Chile.Switzerland (3), England (1), Spain (1) and West Germany (1) had players representing foreign clubs. [1][2][3] The squad list at FIFA's website lists Gordon Banks instead of Adamson;[4] according to another source, Banks was intended to be a stay-at-home reserve too but was eventually omitted from the list.[1]. Rojas then came desperately close to equalising, but his well-struck shot hit the post before Landa sent the rebound wide.

Chile were a good side with two or three excellent players, plus they had the crowd behind them.

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It mattered not, the damage was already done: A Alegria do Povo (The Joy of the People) had already inflicted misery on the masses inside the Estadio Nacional. Eladio Rojas, Chile midfielder, “We always knew it was going to be a difficult game. // Eu nunca joguem contra ou ao lado de alguém melhor que Garrincha. Brazil kicked off a game which immediately exploded into life.

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Three days later, an 11th-hour Rojas strike snatched Chile a 1-0 win over Yugoslavia in the play-off for third place. Please sign in to your user account below. Both teams had played each other during the group stage which ended in a goalless draw. Garrincha then broke the deadlock open on nine minutes, when a left-wing cross by Zagallo was deflected into his path, just outside the hosts’ penalty area. It looked like a perfect shot.

Aymore Moreira had to plot victory without the injured Pele; Chile’s own talisman, left-winger Leonel Sanchez, was fit and firing on all cylinders. A Seleção’s man of the match on that occasion?

The 1962 FIFA World Cup Final was the deciding match of the 1962 FIFA World Cup. Botafogo’s Garrincha and Pele of Santos share a joke ahead of a game in 1963.

Two selected players comes from a foreign club of a non-qualified country (France). Garrincha and Pele help Zagallo back to his feet after the latter’s goal against Sweden in the 1958 FIFA World Cup Final. Off the pitch we were brothers.

Chile, again, refused to concede defeat, and just after the hour mark were awarded a penalty following an intricate passing move.

Each national team had to submit a squad of 22 players. Brazil won the game 3–1 to record their second consecutive World Cup victory.

But fortunately Garrincha was unstoppable that day."

Amazingly, so besotted had the Chilean public become with the winger that they, along with Chile president Jorge Alessandri, successfully led a petition to allow him to perform in the fixture.

No campo, éramos companheiros. As with previous World Cups, the rules of the qualification rounds were quite confusing. The match was held at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, and was contested by Czechoslovakia and Brazil. 1962 FIFA World Cup™ 1962 WORLD CUP FINAL: Brazil 3-1 Czechoslovakia (YouTube) 06 Apr 2018 Below are the squads for the 1962 FIFA World Cup final tournament in Chile. Garrincha then inspired a 3-1 defeat of England to leave them on the verge of their third FIFA World Cup decider, but while the exhilarating winger was exempt from criticism, his team-mates were not. 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 finalbetwe… A Seleção had stuttered rather than steamrolled through the group stage, and eliminated England with another performance that failed to justify their status as pre-tournament favourites; La Roja had outstripped a star-stacked Italy side to a quarter-final place, before beating Soviet Union, the reigning European champions, to ride a carriage of confidence into the last four.

Thereafter, the game flowed from end to end. The Botafogo winger was in the mood to torment and after he had one penalty appeal turned down, his cross from the right flank was just inches away from presenting Amarildo with a tap-in. All rights reserved, Vava outjumped two opponents to head it home.

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All the teams included 3 goalkeepers, except Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, England and Argentina who only called two.

Garrincha and Pele pose alongside each other ahead of a friendly in 1962. Switzerland (3), England (1), Spain (1) and West Germany (1) had players representing foreign clubs.