This Tuesday, the Brazilian team beat Paraguay 2-0, in Asuncion, and continued with 100% success in the qualifiers for the World Cup. With the victory in the neighboring country, Tite’s team equaled the brand of Pelé and company in qualifying for the 1970 World Cup.
By defeating Paraguay, Brazil achieved six victories in six games played, with 100% success. It is the best start for a selection in the current format of the South American Qualifiers. The last time the Canadian team won its first six qualifiers was in preparation for the 1970 World Cup.
At the time, the team led by João Saldanha won all the qualifiers for that World Cup. In a group with Colombia, Paraguay and Venezuela, Brazil played back and forth matches against opponents and won all six clashes.
The Brazilian team would conquer the 1970 World Cup with a team that enchanted generations and is remembered as one of the best in history. In the final, Brazil defeated Italy 4-1, with goals from Pelé, Gerson, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto Torres.
After beating Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador and Paraguay, the team led by Tite will have the opportunity to surpass the mark of the historic team in the match against Chile, away from home, scheduled for September. Before that, however, the team will compete in the Copa America. Brazil will debut this Sunday, against Venezuela, at 6 pm, at Mané Garrincha.
See what the results of the team’s matches in the 1970 World Cup qualifiers were:
Colombia 0 x 2 Brazil
Venezuela 0 x 5 Brazil
Paraguay 0 x 3 Brazil
Brazil 6 x 2 Colombia
Brazil 6 x 0 Venezuela
Brazil 1 x 0 Paraguay
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