On this day: 21 June 2006
On 21 June 1970, 35 years ago, Brazil defeated Italy 4-1 in the final of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City, claiming the Jules Rimet Cup for the third time. This was the last time the Jules Rimet trophy was awarded as it was replaced by the FIFA World Cup trophy in 1974.
On this day in 1990, England defeated Egypt 1-0 in Cagliari; for goalkeeper Peter Shilton the match marked his 10th clean sheet in 17 FIFA World Cup matches
On this day in 1994 and 1998, Argentinian striker Gabriel Batistuta scored a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup match: v. Greece in 1994 (4-0) and v. Jamaica in 1998 (5-0). Batistuta is one of only four players to have scored three or more goals in two different FIFA World Cup final competitions; the others are Fontaine, Kocsis and Gerd Mueller.
On this day in 1998, USA and Iran met in FIFA World Cup in Lyon: Iran won 2-1.
FIFA Communications Division
Berlin, 19 June 2006