Tournament Details


Details:
Host country: Mexico
Dates: 31 May 1970 - 21 June 1970
Teams: 16

Stages:
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4
Round 2: 8 Team Playoff
Playoffs

Notes:
  • The qualification stages of the 1970 World Cup were the cause of the Football War between Honduras and El Salvador.
  • After Brazil won the World Cup for the 3rd time, the Jules Rimet Trophy was awarded permanently to Brazil.


    Qualification:
          Countries qualified for World Cup       Country failed to qualify       Countries that did not enter World Cup       Country not a FIFA member
    Qualified Teams:
    Placing ELO Rating Team Coach Region
    1 1217 Brazil Mário Zagallo CONMEBOL
    2 1075 Italy Ferruccio Valcareggi UEFA
    3 1128 West Germany Helmut Schön UEFA
    4 990 Uruguay Juan Hohberg CONMEBOL
    5 1003 England Alf Ramsey UEFA
    5 1013 Mexico Raúl Cárdenas CONCACAF
    5 993 Peru Didi CONMEBOL
    5 1049 Soviet Union Gavril Kachalin UEFA
    17 967 Belgium Raymond Goethals UEFA
    17 926 Bulgaria Stefan Bozhkov UEFA
    17 897 Czechoslovakia Josef Marko UEFA
    17 874 El Salvador CONCACAF
    17 962 Israel Emmanuel Scheffer AFC
    17 926 Morocco Blagoja Vidinic CAF
    17 975 Romania Angelo Niculescu UEFA
    17 1005 Sweden Orvar Bergmark UEFA