England vs Brazil Classic Moment: the whole of England vs Brazil, 1970 World Cup finals


31st, May 2007

This was a vintage World Cup match between arguably the two best teams in the world at the time (Brazil were clearly the best around, but England had a very good team as well – this would have made a fine final). What more can you say about a match which contains Gordon Banks’ save of the century, from Pele’s leaping header, and Bobby Moore’s impeccably timed tackle, also on Pele? Moore and Pele’s warm embrace after the full-time whistle sums up the generous spirit of the match.

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