Friday, October 28, 2011

FIFA WORLD CUP 1962 - Part 2

In the quarterfinals, in Viña de Mar, Brazil played against England on June 10, and won 3-1 with Garrincha in control of the play. In Santiago, Yugoslavia eliminated Germany, 1-0. Quite annoyed, the Chilean traveled to Arica, having to leave the comfortable National Stadium to play against USSR; Chile won, Chileans across the country danced with joy and started to believe that title might be theirs. In Rancagua, Czechoslovakia eliminated Hungary 1-0. The semifinals were held on June 13, in Viña del Mar, where the Czechs played the Yugoslavia and won 3-1, putting them in finals.

Brazil traveled to Santiago by train to play Chile, but got off the train two stations earlier, arrived at the stadium by bus, thereby avoiding the crowd and misleading everyone. In spite of the poor performance of the Peruvian, Yamasaki, who officiated the game, Brazil played a great game with Garrincha dominating and won 4-2 before crowd of 77,000 spectators who applauded the best of Brazilian football. Garrincha made two goals, and Vava two others. The game was watched by the greatest number of spectators of the Cup.

Garrincha and Leonel Sanchez were both sent off, but since Garrincha had no previous disciplinary offense in the Cup, the judges allowed him to play against the Czechs in the final. The Chileans, who said that they had eaten spaghetti in order to win against the Italians 2-0, and Swiss cheese to beat the Swiss, and had drunken Vodka to beat the Soviets, had also had coffee in order to win against the Brazilians, but the coffee, it seems, did not agree with them.

The Final, held  on June 17, 1962 before 77,000 spectators, with the Soviet Latychev officiating, was particular. Brazil, with the 8 players who had been in Stockholm, went behind to a Czech goals on the 15-min mark. Amarildo responded for Brazil after 17minutes. This was the score at the end of first half. The Chileans were cheering for both teams. 25-minutes into the second half, a great play was made by Amarildo, who crossed a high ball in from the left side that was just perfect for a header by Zito, making it 2-1. 9-minutes later, at the 34-minutes, Djalma Santos took the ball into the area, and Schroif, the excellent Czech goalie, tripped, blinded by the sun, and let the ball lie at Vava's feet, 3-1. The game was over. It had been a beautiful, honest, and well-played match with some great Czech skills also on display from Masopust, Pluskal, Popluhur, Pospichal, Kadraba, and others.

From Brazil there was marvelous play by Gilmar, guarding the goal, and Djalma, Santos, Mauro, Nilton, Zito, Amarildo, Vava, Zagalo, Zozima, and Garrincha, The bow-legged player who was the  "king of the 1962 Cup," scoring 4 goals, the most goals in the competitions. When Pele left the field because of his injury against Czechoslovakia, never to play again in this World Cup, Garrincha stepped up to shoulder even greater responsibility. He played the final with a fever of almost 104, but maintained his strength and enthusiasm.

Amarildo too, at 23, was a remarkable substitute  for pele. Mauro Ramos de Oliveira, captain of the team, received the "Jules Rimet" Cup from Stanley Rous, president of FIFA. It was a great personal victory.

The standings in the World Cup now showed Europe had 3titles, 2 for Italy and 1 for Germany, and that South America had 4, 2 for Brazil and 2 for Uruguay.

The 1962 Cup had been a success with the public. At least 896,363 people had watched  the games. The record was the Brazil-Chile game, with 72,896 spectators and receipts of $309,132. The Brazil-Czechoslovakia game, in the finals was second, with 71,020 tickets sold and receipts of $286,444. The Chile-Yugoslavia game to decide third place in the World Cup, which Chile won 1-0, was attended by 70,012 and had receipts of $278,380. 

Technically, this Cup was not a great success since the goal average per game was very low and the soccer had often been played in a violent and sometimes unsportsmanlike manner.

REGISTERED COUNTRIES 57 : W.Germany, E.Germany, Netherlands Antilles, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, South Korea, Costa Rica, Egypt, Eire, Ecuador, Scotland, Spain, United states, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, England, N.Ireland, Israel, Italy, Yugoslavia, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Wales, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Surinam, Czechoslovakia, Tunisia, Turkey, Soviet Union, and Uruguay.


Yanna said...

I'm not exactly a big fan of football, but my cousin plays soccer in the US (she's in middle school varsity).

Still, I found it very pleasant to read. I never knew the history of football kasi eh.

Gladys | said...

great post! thanks for the info :)

Joy said...

only when i saw younghusband was the time i became interested in football ahaha

Anonymous said...

very informative...GOOD job