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We turn back the clock over half a century to a dramatic and historic match that gave birth to a lasting rivalry between Japan and Korea Republic.
History of the FIFA World Cup™
No other sporting event captures the world's imagination
like the FIFA World Cup™. Ever since the first tentative
competition in Uruguay in 1930, FIFA's flagship has constantly
grown in popularity and prestige.
The fitting culmination to what was, in the eyes of most
observers, the quintessential FIFA World Cup
™ tournament. This match had all the ingredients of a
great final - goals, end-to-end football and star players. In the
end, Pele, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto got the better of
Facchetti, Rivera and Riva in a match which, for over an hour, was
much closer than the final score-line suggests.