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And finally, the last goal

Brazil have produced more spectacular goals in the World Cup than any other nation but it is 32 years since they managed to score in a final.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2002 21:55 IST
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Brazil have produced more spectacular goals in the World Cup than any other nation but it is 32 years since they managed to score in a final.


The outstanding 1970 team put four past Italy in Mexico but although the Brazilians won the 1994 World Cup in the United States they did so on penalties after the only final ever to have ended goalless.


Four years ago, a subdued Brazilian attack was unable to find a way past host France's defence as they fell to a 3-0 defeat.


Germany in contrast have scored in all six of the finals that they have appeared in.
The last goal scored in a final by Brazil was arguably the most memorable. In the 86th minute in the Azteca stadium, captain Carlos Alberto burst down the right flank and hammered a simple pass from Pele past Italian 'keeper Enrico Albertosi to finish off a flowing move.


It became one of the most replayed goals of all time and has come to symbolise the quality and flair of Brazilian football.

First Published: Jun 30, 2002 21:55 IST