31 May 1970 - 21 June 1970
Round 1: 16 teams split in 4 groups of 4.
Round 2: 8 Team Playoff
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.
Countries qualified for World Cup
Country failed to qualify Countries
that did not enter World Cup Country not a FIFA member