1962: Brazil Wins the World Cup for a Second Time

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Brazil: two-time winners

Brazil’s captain and center half, Mauro Ramos de Oliveira, lifts the Jules Rimet trophy after Brazil beat the former Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win their second World Cup in Chile, in 1962.

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Pelé and massage therapist Mário Américo during a Brazilian training session two months before the World Cup in Chile. An iconic figure in the Brazilian team, Mário Américo accompanied the Brazilian team to seven World Cups between 1950 and 1974.

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The Brazilian team trains at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium, with little more than a month to go before their first game against Mexico at the World Cup in Chile.

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Brazil v Mexico

On May 30, 1962, Brazil played their first match against Mexico in the Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar (Chile). With goals from Pelé and Zagallo, Brazil beat Mexico with a modest 2-0 score.

Pelé (1962) by SilvioFolha de S.Paulo

Pelé goes out of the World Cup



The second fixture saw Brazil face the former Czechoslovakia in the first of two encounters between the two teams in this tournament. The match ended 0-0, but Pelé limped off the field with a groin injury that would put him out of the World Cup.

Copa do Mundo 1962 (1962-06-06)Folha de S.Paulo

Brazil v Spain

Amarildo, who replaced the injured Pelé, is hugged by the team’s star players Garrincha and Zagallo after his first goal in the match between Brazil and Spain, at the Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar (Chile). Brazil came from behind to win 2-1.

Controversy

During the match, Chilean referee Sergio Bustamente waved away a penalty appeal from the Spanish players and wrongly disallowed a Spanish goal from an overhead kick.

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With the Brazilian flag flying high in the stands, soldiers watch the quarterfinal match between Brazil and England in the Sausalito Stadium in Viña del Mar (Chile).

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Brazil v Chile

In their semifinal against hosts Chile in Santiago, Vavá and Garrincha were again Brazil’s key players, scoring all four of their team’s goals in a 4-2 win. Brazil were in their second consecutive World Cup final.

Red card

After scoring his country’s two opening goals, Garrincha was sent off late in the game for kneeing Chile’s Eladio Rojas.

Copa do Mundo 1962 (1962-06-13) by Sidney CorralloFolha de S.Paulo

Fans flock to Cathedral Square (Praça da Sé) in downtown São Paulo to listen to Brazil’s penultimate match against Chile on the radio.

Copa do Mundo 1962 (1962-06-13) by Sidney CorralloFolha de S.Paulo

A crowd packs into Cathedral Square (Praça da Sé) in downtown São Paulo to follow the World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Chile.

Copa do Mundo 1962 (1962-06-13)Folha de S.Paulo

In São Paulo’s Cathedral Square (Praça da Sé), thousands of fans gather as Brazil take on Chile in the decisive World Cup semifinal.

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Final: Brazil v Czechoslovakia

Midfielder Zito heads Brazil’s second goal against the former Czechoslovakia at Chile’s Estadio Nacional (National Stadium). It was the second meeting between these two teams and Brazil won 3-1, with their other goals coming from Vavá and Amarildo.

Copa do Mundo 1962 (1962-06-17)Folha de S.Paulo

Fans flock once again to São Paulo's Cathedral Square (Praça da Sé) for the World Cup final between Brazil and the former Czechoslovakia.

Copa do Mundo 1962 (1962-06-17)Folha de S.Paulo

Youngsters carry the Brazilian flag around the streets of São Paulo to celebrate Brazil winning their second World Cup title in Chile.

Copa do Mundo 1962 (1962-06-17)Folha de S.Paulo

On the streets of downtown São Paulo, fans celebrate Brazil’s success at the World Cup in Chile.

Pelé (1962)Folha de S.Paulo

Brazilian president João Goulart holds the Jules Rimet trophy while meeting players Pelé and Garrincha in the capital, Brasília.

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