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Pele and the 'Holy Grail': The story behind Panini's Mexico '70 album

Brazilian legend Pele explains why winning the World Cup in Mexico was his best memory in a Brazil shirt.
On this day in 2015, ESPN's Bob Ley showed his frustration with the FIFA presidential election.
Sid Lowe disagrees with Giorgio Chiellini sympathising with Luis Suarez for his bite during the 2014 World Cup.
Charlie Gibson sets out to find the answer to the question on everyone's lips - who is the GOAT???

MEXICO CITY -- Got, got, got, need, got, need. Those two words in a random loop conjure up certain feelings for Panini sticker collectors, especially when it comes to World Cups. That sensation of being an excited child (or adult) counting down the days and minutes for the tournament to kick off, pile of stickers in hand, negotiating your "swaps" as if your life depended on it in order to fill out your album, strikes a chord with many.

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Juan Carlos Osorio doubted Mexico players believed they could beat Brazil

Herculez Gomez reacts to LAFC striker Carlos Vela's comments about playing for Mexico at the Olympics.
Herculez Gomez says having Jurgen Klopp in charge wouldn't have improved Mexico's 2018 World Cup performance.
Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre says he made one of the worst mistakes of his career at the 2002 World Cup.

Former Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said he was met with silence when he asked El Tri's players if they could defeat Brazil in the Round of 16 of Russia 2018 World Cup and has questioned whether Mexico had the quality to pull it off.

Osorio's team defeated Germany in the opening game of the tournament and then picked up three points against South Korea, before falling to Sweden in the final group game and eventually losing 2-0 to Brazil in the Round of 16.

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Brazil's 7-1 World Cup loss to Germany still haunts the Selecao

ESPN's 2014 World Cup crew describe the emotion and pain that came with the host nation's defeat vs. Germany.
Brazilian legend Pele explains why winning the World Cup in Mexico was his best memory in a Brazil shirt.
Real Madrid and Brazil defender Marcelo shows he hasn't lost his touch during the break.

In these long months without football, there is a natural tendency to search for a happy space, to relive glorious moments from the past.

Brazilian TV has certainly been indulging in the temptation. No other country can surely have been replaying too many matches from the Confederations Cup, but Brazil have won it so many times that such games can be wheeled out once more and used as morale boosters. The country also has relived the World Cup triumphs of 1994 and 2002.

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How the 1970 World Cup in Mexico changed the face of global soccer forever

Brazilian legend Pele explains why winning the World Cup in Mexico was his best memory in a Brazil shirt.
Herculez Gomez sees nothing wrong with Argentina pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and USMNT youngster Gio Reyna.
Sid Lowe disagrees with Giorgio Chiellini sympathising with Luis Suarez for his bite during the 2014 World Cup.

MEXICO CITY -- The 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico stands alone as a landmark event featuring a parade of innovations vital to soccer's development. It was the first World Cup to be globally broadcast, the first to be played outside of Europe and South America, the first to feature staples such as penalty cards and substitutions, and the first to realize significant commercial potential.

In short, Mexico '70 -- which kicked off 50 years ago May 31 -- left a deep imprint in the sport's collective memory.

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