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In the 1962 World Cup, Brazil got its second title with Garrincha as the star player, especially after Pelé was injured in the second game and unable to play for the rest of the World Cup.

In the 1966 World Cup, the preparation of the team was affected by political influences. All the major Brazilian clubs wanted their players included in the Brazilian team, to give them more exposure. In the final months of preparation, the coach Vicente Feola was working with 46 players, of which only 22 would go to England; this caused lots of internal dispute and psychological pressure. The result was that, in 1966, Brazil had their worst performance in all World Cups. England went on to win the final 4 - 2 against Germany.

Brazil won its third World Cup in Mexico in the 1970 World Cup. Brazil fielded what has been considered to be the best football squad ever with Pelé, in his last World Cup finals, Carlos AlbertoJairzinhoTostãoGérson and Rivelino. After winning the Jules Rimet Trophy for the third time Brazil was allowed to keep it for good.


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