Thursday, April 18, 2024

World Cup Countdown Day 4: Gordon Blimey, Banks Blocks Pele

World Cup Countdown Day 4: Lazy Fan Sports look back at England shot-stopper Gordon Banks save vs Pele in the 1970 World Cup. Brazil went on to win the World Cup for the third time.

Other saves might meet a higher technical standard or provoke a more endemic reaction. This stop – a reflexive way to end a sumptuous Brazil move – still captures the imagination time and time again. Pelé later called it the best save he had ever seen. It did not stop Pelé and Brazil from claiming a third title, though.

World Cup Countdown day 4

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