On This Date 6/21/1970

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Brazil wins the World Cup for the third time, leading to the retirement of the Jules Rimet Trophy. In the World Cup Final in Mexico City.  Both Italy and Brazil were seeking to be the first three-time winner of the World Cup. Brazil took an early lead on a header by Pele. After Italy evened the score, Brazil took the lead in the second half on a goal by Gershon, adding two more for a 4-1 win.