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On this day: 19 June 2006

On this day: 19 June 2006

On this day in 1938, Italy defeated Hungary 4-2 in Paris and became the first nation to win two consecutive FIFA World Cup™ titles after becoming World Champions four years earlier on home soil

On 19 June 1958, in a quarter-final match against Wales, Pele (BRA) scored his first of 12 goals in FIFA World Cup™ competitions. Brazil advanced to the semi-final through their new superstar's decisive goal in the 66th minute and went on to win the title, defeating Sweden in the final.

FIFA Communications Division

Berlin, 17 June 2006