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Top five: World Cup winning teams (2)

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Brazil - 1970

Brazil had already won the World Cup twice when they arrived in Mexico in 1970, but never before could the the Canarinha boast to have a more complete squad of players at their disposal.

The side of 1970 was arguably the greatest ever assembled with Pele joined by the likes of Jairzinho, Rivelino and Tostão, while the mercurial bunch of Samba stars were held together by the calming influence of captain Carlos Alberto.

Brazil breezed through the group stages before overcoming Peru in the quarter-final, Uruguay in the last four, and comprehensively beating Italy 4-1 in the final in Mexico City.

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