Thursday October 8th 1964
In Tokyo – Mexico wins the bid to hold the FIFA World Cup in 1970. They beat Argentina by 56 votes to 32.

Thursday May 18th 1967
Schoolteacher Lucio Cabanas begins a guerrilla campaign in Atoyac de Alvarez, west of Acapulco, Mexico. The government responds with widespread repression. Hundreds of civilians are killed or ‘disappeared’.

Wednesday October 2nd 1968
Just ten days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Mexico City, soldiers under President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz use automatic weapons to kill some 300 students in the Mexico City – Tlatelolco massacre. However, the Mexican government states that only fifty students are killed during gunfire that lasts five hours. Evidence in 1999 confirms that pre-positioned soldiers fired on the students. And in 2002 a special prosecutor says he has found no evidence to support claims that 300 people died. He puts the number killed at thirty-eight.

Saturday October 12th 1968
The Mexico Olympic Games open

June 1969
England undertake an acclimatisation tour of Central and South America

Sunday June 1st 1969
Friendly (Mexico City)
Mexico 0-0 England
1 Gordon West 2 Keith Newton 3 Terry Cooper 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Bobby Charlton 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters sub:Tommy Wright

Tuesday June 3rd 1969
Friendly (Guadalajara)
FA XI 4-0 Mexico XI
Scorers: Clarke (2), Astle (2)
1 Peter Shilton 2 Tommy Wright 3 Bob McNab 4 Colin Harvey 5 Jack Charlton 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Alan Ball 8 Colin Bell 9 Jeff Astle 10 Allan Clarke 11 Martin Peters subs: Alan Mullery, Bobby Charlton

Alf Ramsey uses tactical substitutions for the first time.

Saturday June 7th 1969
Friendly (Montevideo)
Uruguay 1-2 England
Scorers: Lee, Hurst
1 Gordon Banks 2 Tommy Wright 3 Keith Newton 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Colin Bell 9 Geoff Hurst 10 Alan Ball 11 Martin Peters

Thursday June 12th 1969
Friendly (Rio)
Brazil 2-1 England
Scorer: Bell
1 Gordon Banks 2 Tommy Wright 3 Keith Newton 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Alan Ball 8 Colin Bell 9 Bobby Charlton 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters

Sunday July 20th 1969
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11) become the first men to walk on the moon.

Wednesday Nov 5th 1969
Friendly (Amsterdam)
Holland 0-1 England
Scorer: Bell
1 Peter Bonetti 2 Tommy Wright 3 Emlyn Hughes 4 Alan Mullery 5 Jack Charlton 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Colin Bell 9 Bobby Charlton 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters sub: Peter Thompson

Wednesday December 10th 1969
Friendly (Wembley)
England 1-0 Portugal
Scorer: J. Charlton
1 Peter Bonetti 2 Paul Reaney 3 Emlyn Hughes 4 Alan Mullery 5 Jack Charlton 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Colin Bell 9 Jeff Astle 10 Bobby Charlton 11 Alan Ball

Thursday January 1st 1970
The Treasury abolish the £50 travel allowance. In future travellers abroad will be allowed £300 in foreign exchange and £25 in sterling for each journey made.

Thursday January 8th 1970
Dr Andrew Stephens (Chairman of FA) and Dennis Follows (Secretary of FA) take the Jules Rimet Trophy from London to Mexico City via Caracas, Venezuela. The diversion via Caracas is a security diversion.

Saturday January 10th 1970
The FIFA World Cup draw is made. England are drawn with Romania, Brazil and Czechoslovakia

Wednesday January 14th 1970
Friendly (Wembley)
England 0-0 Holland
1 Gordon Banks 2 Keith Newton 3 Terry Cooper 4 Martin Peters 5 Jack Charlton 6 Norman Hunter 7 Francis Lee 8 Colin Bell 9 Mick Jones 10 Bobby Charlton (c) 11 Ian Storey-Moore subs; Alan Mullery, Geoff Hurst

Tuesday January 20th 1970
The GLC announce plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding. The barrier eventually opens in 1981

Thursday January 22nd 1970
Boeing 747, the world’s first Jumbo Jet, enters commercial service for Pan Am

Monday January 26th 1970
Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.

Wednesday January 28th 1970
The Government announce support for the building of the National Exhibition Centre (N.E.C.) in Birmingham. It will cost £11m

The South African Government refuse a visa to black American tennis player Arthur Ashe. A future Wimbledon-winner, Ashe was due to play in the national tennis championships in March. A day later it is disclosed that South Africa had also turned-down a cricket tour by the International Cricket Cavaliers because they were to include coloured players..

Saturday February 14th 1970
The iconic live album ‘The Who: Live at Leeds’ is recorded.

Wednesday February 25th 1970
Friendly (Brussels)
Belgium 1-3 England
Scorers; Ball (2), Hurst
1 Gordon Banks 2 Tommy Wright 3 Terry Cooper 4 Bobby Moore (c) 5 Brian Labone 6 Emlyn Hughes 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Peter Osgood 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters

Sunday March 1st 1970
Rhodesia severs its last tie with the UK, declaring itself a racially segregated republic.

Wednesday March 4th 1970
Blizzards sweep across Britain.

Thursday March 12th 1970
Teenagers in the UK vote for the first time, in a by-election in Bridgwater.

Monday March 16th 1970
Martin Peters is transferred from West Ham to Spurs for a record £200,000. Jimmy Greaves is the make-weight in the deal.

(UK pop charts No. 1) Lee Marvin – “Wand’rin’ Star”

Tuesday March 17th 1970
It is announced that the estimated cost of building the new town of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire has risen from £600m to £700m.

Saturday March 21st 1970
“All Kinds of Everything” (Dana) wins the Eurovision Song Contest. The English entry – Mary Hopkin’s “Knock Knock, Who’s There?” – comes a creditable second.

Wednesday March 25th 1970
(40 days before players depart for Mexico. 69 days before first group game v Romania)

The F.A. releases the names of the preliminary 28-man squad three weeks ahead of schedule. Alf Ramsey also names 12 back-up players on account of the inoculations required.

PRELIMINARY SQUAD: Gordon Banks (Stoke), Peter Bonetti (Chelsea), Alex Stepney (Man U), Peter Shilton (Leicester), Bobby Moore (West Ham), Brian Labone (Everton), Jack Charlton (Leeds), Norman Hunter (Leeds), David Sadler (Man U), Keith Newton (Everton), Tommy Wright (Everton), Paul Reaney (Leeds), Terry Cooper (Leeds), Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool), Nobby Stiles (Man U), Alan Ball (Everton), Bobby Charlton (Man U), Colin Bell (Man C), Alan Mullery (Spurs), Martin Peters (Spurs), Geoff Hurst (West Ham), Francis Lee (Man C), Jeff Astle (WBA), Peter Osgood (Chelsea), Allan Clarke (Leeds), Brian Kidd (Man U), Ralph Coates (Burnley), Peter Thompson (Liverpool)

RESERVES: Mike Bailey (Wolves), Colin Harvey (Everton), Joe Royle (Everton), John Hollins (Chelsea), Alan Hudson (Chelsea), Mick Jones (Leeds), Roy McFarland (Derby), Bob McNab (Arsenal), Peter Simpson (Arsenal), Alan Oakes (Man C), Mike Summerbee (Man C), Jim Montgomery (Sunderland)

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS: Tommy Smith (Liverpool), Ian Storey-Moore (Nott’m F), Henry Newton (Nott’m For), Paul Madeley (Leeds)

(UK pop charts No. 1) Simon & Garfunkel – “Bridge over Troubled Water”

Concorde makes its first supersonic flight

Wednesday April 1st 1970
(33 days before players depart for Mexico. 62 days before first group game v Romania)

European Cup semi final 1st leg
Leeds 0-1 Celtic
Paul Reaney, Terry Cooper, Jack Charlton, Paul Madeley, Mick Jones and Allan Clarke play

European Cup Winners Cup semi final 1st leg
Schalke 04 1-0 Man C
Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee and Francis Lee play

Tuesday April 7th 1970
(27 days before players depart for Mexico. 56 days before first group game v Romania)

Sid Brown, England’s luxury coach driver, heads off on a cargo boat across the Atlantic to Mexico via Southampton.

Paul Madeley will replace the injured Paul Reaney (broken leg) in the preliminary squad.<

Wednesday April 8th 1970
(26 days before players depart for Mexico. 55 days before first group game v Romania)

Fairs Cup semi final 1st Leg
Arsenal 3-0 Ajax
Bob NcNab and Peter Simpson play.

Paul Madeley turns down chance as he has already booked his holiday in Cornwall. Bob McNab is called up to replace him.

Friday April 10th 1970
(24 days before players depart for Mexico. 53 days before first group game v Romania)

FA Cup 3rd Place play-off (Highbury)
Manchester Utd 2-0 Watford
Alex Stepney, Nobby Stiles, David Sadler, Bobby Charlton and Brian Kidd play.

The Beatles officially split up

Saturday April 11th 1970
(23 days before players depart for Mexico. 52 days before first group game v Romania)

FA Cup Final (Wembley)
Chelsea 2-2- Leeds
Peter Bonetti, Peter Osgood, Paul Madeley, Terry Cooper, Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter, Allan Clarke and Mick Jones play.

Yvonne Ormes crowned Miss England

Apollo 13 takes-off from Cape Kennedy.

Tuesday April 14th 1970
(20 days before players depart for Mexico. 49 days before first group game v Romania)

“Houston. We have a problem…” Apollo 13 finds itself in trouble…

Wednesday April 15th 1970
(19 days before players depart for Mexico. 48 days before first group game v Romania)

European Cup semi final 2nd leg
Celtic 2-1 Leeds
Terry Cooper, Jack Charlton, Paul Madeley and Allan Clarke play.

European Cup Winners Cup semi final 2nd leg
Man C 5-1 Schalke 04
Colin Bell and Francis Lee play

Fairs Cup semi final 2nd leg
Ajax –1-0 Arsenal
Bob McNab plays

FIFA’s deadline for all the preliminary 28 man World Cup squads:
ENGLAND FINAL 28-MAN SQUAD: Gordon Banks (Stoke), Peter Bonetti (Chelsea), Alex Stepney (Man U), Peter Shilton (Leicester), Bobby Moore (West Ham), Brian Labone (Everton), Jack Charlton (Leeds), Norman Hunter (Leeds), David Sadler (Man U), Keith Newton (Everton), Tommy Wright (Everton), Bob McNab (Arsenal), Terry Cooper (Leeds), Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool), Nobby Stiles (Man U), Alan Ball (Everton), Bobby Charlton (Man U), Colin Bell (Man C), Alan Mullery (Spurs), Martin Peters (Spurs), Geoff Hurst (West Ham), Francis Lee (Man C), Jeff Astle (WBA), Peter Osgood (Chelsea), Allan Clarke (Leeds), Brian Kidd (Man U), Ralph Coates (Burnley), Peter Thompson (Liverpool)

Thursday April 16th 1970
(18 days before players depart for Mexico. 47 days before first group game v Romania)

After a nail-biting few days, Apollo 13 splashes down safely at 7pm BST

(UK pop charts No. 1) Dana – “All Kinds of Everything”

Saturday April 18th 1970
(16 days before players depart for Mexico. 45 days before first group game v Romania)

Home International Championship (Cardiff)
Wales 1-1 England
1 Gordon Banks 2 Tommy Wright 3 Emlyn Hughes 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Bobby Charlton 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters

‘Back Home’ released by the England World Cup squad

Sunday April 19th 1970
(15 days before players depart for Mexico. 44 days before first group game v Romania)

World Cup Motor Rally begins (Wembley – 25,000 att.) – 96 cars, 240 drivers, 16,244 miles

Tuesday April 21st 1970
(13 days before players depart for Mexico. 42 days before first group game v Romania)

Home International Championship (Wembley)
England 3-1 N. Ireland
Scorers: Peters, Hurst, B Charlton
1 Gordon Banks 2 Keith Newton 3 Emlyn Hughes 4 Alan Mullery 5 Bobby Moore 6 Nobby Stiles 7 Ralph Coates 8 Brian Kidd 9 Bobby Charlton (c) 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters sub; Colin Bell

Bobby Charlton’s 100th cap.

Wednesday April 22nd 1970
(12 days before players depart for Mexico. 41 days before first group game v Romania)

Fairs Cup Final 1st leg
Anderlecht 3 – 1 Arsenal
Bob McNab plays.

Saturday April 25th 1970
(9 days before players depart for Mexico. 38 days before first group game v Romania)

Home Internatiional Championship (Glasgow)
Scotland 0-0 England
1 Gordon Banks 2 Keith Newton 3 Emlyn Hughes 4 Nobby Stiles 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Peter Thompson 8 Alan Ball 9 Jeff Astle 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters sub; Alan Mullery

Tuesday April 28th 1970
(6 days before players depart for Mexico. 35 days before first group game v Romania)

Fairs Cup Final 2nd leg
Arsenal 3-0 Anderlecht
Bob McNab plays.

Wednesday April 29th 1970
(5 days before players depart for Mexico. 34 days before first group game v Romania)

FA Cup Final Replay (Old Trafford)
Chelsea 2-1 Leeds
Peter Bonetti, Peter Osgood, Paul Madeley, Terry Cooper, Jack Charlton, Norman Hunter and Allan Clarke play.

European Cup Winners Cup Final (Vienna)
Man. City 2-1 Gornick
Francis Lee plays.

Friday May 1st 1970
(3 days before players depart for Mexico. 32 days before first group game v Romania)

President Richard Nixon orders U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, threatening to widen the Vietnam War, sparking nationwide riots and leading to the Kent State Shootings.

Saturday May 2nd 1970
(2 days before players depart for Mexico. 31 days before first group game v Romania)

Last Division One game of season
Spurs v Arsenal
Alan Mullery, Martin Peters and Bob McNab play.

President Nixon orders the invasion and bombing of Cambodia. There are protests at the US Embassy in Grovesnor Square, London

(UK pop charts No. 1) Norman Greenbaum – “Spirit in the Sky”

Monday May 4th 1970
(29 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad depart for Mexico – (a 14 hour 10 minute flight). Initially they are to stay at Parc des Princes Hotel in Mexico City.

There are violent protests at the US invasion of Cambodia. Four students are shot dead in Illinois – Kent State University, USA.

Wednesday May 6th 1970
(27 days before first group game v Romania)

European Cup Final (Milan)
Celtic 1-2 Feyenoord

The England squad go up to La Marquesa (12,000ft) for a light-hearted game of cricket. In the evening they watch Brazil 3-0 Guadalajara XI on TV

Thursday May 7th 1970
(26 days before first group game v Romania)

The squad go to a rodeo with British Embassy staff. They also play golf at the Reforma Club – a club for ex-patriots – in the afternoon

Fri May 8th 1970
(25 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad have their first official training session. Francis Lee arrives in Guadalajara. In the evening they watch Mexico beat Borussia Dortmund 0ne-nil in Mexico City.

Sat May 9th 1970
(24 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad play two light-hearted friendlies
England Squad 9-3 Reforma Club
England Squad 6-0 The Press

In Washington, D.C., 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War.

Wednesday May 13th 1970
(20 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad have a public practice at the Olympic Stadium. 2,000-odd fans hurl abuse at them. The ‘Whites’ beat the ‘Reds’ four-nil.

Thursday May 14th 1970
(19 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad indulge in a ‘mini-Olympics’ tournament.

Friday May 15th 1970
South Africa expelled from Olympic Games.

Sunday May 17th 1970
(16 days before first group game v Romania)

Alf Ramsey has a press conference.

(UK pop charts No. 1) England World Cup Squad – “Back Home”

Monday May 18th 1970
(15 days before first group game v Romania)

At 5am the England squad leave to catch the 7.20am flight to Colombia (5 hour flight)

Bobby Moore is accused of stealing jewellery in Bogota. But it is seemingly sorted out quickly.

Mexico XI beat Dundee Utd two-nil in a friendly in Mexico City.

Prime Minister Harold Wilson (Labour) announces a General Election

Wednesday May 20th 1970
(13 days before first group game v Romania)

Friendly (Bogota)
Colombia 0-4 England
Scorers: Peters (2), B Charlton, Ball.
1 Gordon Banks 2 Keith Newton 3 Terry Cooper 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Bobby Charlton 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters subs: David Sadler, Ralph Coates, Jeff Astle, Peter Thompson, Peter Shilton.

Friendly (Bogota)
Colombia XI 0-1 FA XI
Scorer: Astle
1 Peter Bonetti 2 Tommy Wright 3 Bob McNab 4 Nobby Stiles 5 Jack Charlton 6 Norman Hunter 7 Brian Kidd 8 Colin Bell 9 Peter Osgood 10 Allan Clarke 11 Emlyn Hughes subs: David Sadler, Ralph Coates, Jeff Astle, Peter Thompson, Alex Stepney.

Thursday May 21st 1970
(12 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad fly to Quito

BBC Sportsnight shows highlights of last nights game.

Friday May 22nd 1970
(11 days before first group game v Romania)

The South African cricket tour of England is cancelled.

Saturday May 23rd 1970
(10 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad train in Quito while they stay at Intercontinental Hotel.

Uncharacteristically Ramsey secretly announces the final 22-man squad to the press in order to assist them with newspaper deadlines. However, the news leaks back to England before the players are told.

22-MAN FINAL SQUAD: G Banks [Stoke], P Bonetti [Chelsea], A Stepney [Man U], B Moore [W.Ham], B Labone [Everton], J Charlton [Leeds], N Hunter [Leeds], K Newton [Everton], T Wright [Everton], T Cooper [Leeds], E Hughes [Liverpool], N Stiles [Man U], A Ball [Everton], B Charlton [Man U], C Bell [Man C], A Mullery [Spurs], M Peters [Spurs], G Hurst [W.Ham], F Lee [Man C], J Astle [WBA], P Osgood [Chelsea], A Clarke [Leeds]

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend in England. There is a heatwave…

Sunday May 24th 1970
(9 days before first group game v Romania)

Friendly (Quito)
Ecuador 0-2 England
Scorers: Lee, Kidd
1 Gordon Banks 2 Keith Newton 3 Terry Cooper 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Bobby Charlton10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters subs; Brian Kidd, David Sadler.

Friendly (Quito)
Liga Deportiva Universitaria 1-4 FA XI
Scorers: Astle (3), Hughes
1 Peter Bonetti 2 Tommy Wright 3 Emlyn Hughes 4 Nobby Stiles 5 Peter Osgood 6 Colin Bell 7 Jeff Astle 8 Allan Clarke 9 Ralph Coates 10 Peter Thompson 11 Bob McNab

Of the six players left out of the final 22-man squad, Bob McNab, Brian Kidd, Ralph Coates and Peter Shilton decide to go home. However, Peter Thompson & David Sadler decide to stay on.

Monday May 25th 1970
(8 days before first group game v Romania)

FIFA official deadline for final 22 man squad

The England squad return to Bogata and the Tequendama Hotel.

Bobby Moore is formally charged with theft. Dr Andrew Stephens and Dennis Follows remain whilst the rest of the squad then return to Mexico via Panama (due to an electrical storm). They then travel onto the Hilton at Guadalajara.

Wednesday May 27th 1970
(6 days before first group game v Romania)

The England squad train at the Atlas Club in Guadalajara

The World Cup Motor Rally ends in Mexico City.

Thursday May 28th 1970
(5 days before first group game v Romania)

Bobby Moore is released and flies to Mexico City. He stays with Eric Vines, the Information Officer at the British Embassy.

Friday May 29th 1970
(4 days before first group game v Romania)

Bobby Moore flies onto Guadalajara.

British Parliament is dissolved for the forthcoming General Election..

Saturday May 30th 1970
(3 days before first group game v Romania)

Bradford Park Avenue voted out of the Football League. Cambridge United replace them.

Mrs Moore, Hurst, Peters and Bonetti fly out from Stansted to Mexico.

Sunday May 31st 1970
(2 days before first group game v Romania)

The opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City. On the BBC David Coleman is joined by Joe Mercer and Don Revie

Group 1
Mexico 0 – 0 USSR
(Midday – Mexico City)

The famous steeplechaser ‘Arkle’ is put down due to advanced arthritis. He was thirteen.

The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru. More than 47,000 people are killed. Nearly a million people are left homeless. Peru will play Bulgaria in their opening World Cup match on Tuesday…

Tuesday June 2nd 1970
Group 2
Uruguay 2 – 0 Israel
(4pm – Puebla)

Group 3
England 1 – 0 Romania
(4pm – Guadalajara)
Scorer: Hurst
1 Gordon Banks 2 Keith Newton 3 Terry Cooper 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Bobby Charlton 10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters subs; 14 Tommy Wright 20 Peter Osgood

Group 4
Peru 3 – 2 Bulgaria
(4pm – León)

Wednesday June 3rd 1970
Group 1
Belgium 3 – 0 El Salvador
(4pm – Mexico City)

Group 3
Brazil 4 – 1 Czechoslovakia
(4pm – Guadalajara)

Group 4
West Germany 2 – 1 Morocco
(4pm – León)

Thursday June 4th 1970
Group 2
Italy 1 – 0 Sweden
(4pm – Toluca)

Saturday June 6th 1970
Group 1
USSR 4 – 1 Belgium
(4pm – Mexico City)

Group 2
Uruguay 0 – 0 Italy
(4pm – Puebla)

Group 3
Romania 2 – 1 Czechoslovakia
(4pm – Guadalajara)

Group 4
Peru 3 – 0 Morocco
(4pm – León)

(UK pop charts No. 1) Christie – “Yellow River”

Sunday June 7th 1970
Group 1
Mexico 4 – 0 El Salvador
(Midday – Mexico City)

Group 2
Israel 1 – 1 Sweden
(Midday – Toluca)

Group 3
Brazil 1 – 0 England
(Midday – Guadalajara)
1 Gordon Banks 14 Tommy Wright 3 Terry Cooper 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Bobby Charlton10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters subs; 22 Jeff Astle 19 Colin Bell

Group 4
West Germany 5 – 2 Bulgaria
(Midday – León)

Wednesday June 10th 1970
Group 1
USSR 2 – 0 El Salvador
(4pm – Mexico City)

Group 2
Sweden 1 – 0 Uruguay
(4pm – Puebla)

Group 3
Brazil 3 – 2 Romania
(4pm – Guadalajara)

Group 4
West Germany 3 – 1 Peru
(4pm – León)

There is a national newspaper strike in Britain.

Thursday June 11th 1970
Group 1
Mexico 1 – 0 Belgium
(4pm – Mexico City)

Group 2
Italy 0 – 0 Israel
(4pm – Toluca)

Group 3
England 1 – 0 Czechoslovakia
(4pm – Guadalajara)
Scorer: Clarke
1 Gordon Banks 2 Keith Newton 3 Terry Cooper 4 Alan Mullery 17 Jack Charlton 6 Bobby Moore (c)19 Colin Bell 22 Jeff Astle 9 Bobby Charlton 21 Allan Clarke 11 Martin Peters subs; 8 Alan Ball 20 Peter Osgood

Group 4
Morocco 1 – 1 Bulgaria
(4pm – León)

Saturday June 13th 1970
The national newspaper strike in Britain ends.

(UK pop charts No. 1) Mungo Jerry – “In the Summertime”

Sunday June 14th 1970
Quarter Final
West Germany 3 – 2 England (a.e.t.)
(Midday – León)
Scorers: Mullery, Peters
12 Peter Bonetti 2 Keith Newton 3 Terry Cooper 4 Alan Mullery 5 Brian Labone 6 Bobby Moore (c) 7 Francis Lee 8 Alan Ball 9 Bobby Charlton10 Geoff Hurst 11 Martin Peters subs: 19 Colin Bell 18 Norman Hunter

Quarter Final
Brazil 4 – 2 Peru
(Midday – Guadalajara)

Quarter Final
Italy 4 – 1 Mexico
(Midday – Toluca)

Quarter Final
Uruguay 1 – 0 USSR (a.e.t.)
(Midday – Mexico City)

Tuesday June 16th 1970
The England squad fly home from Mexico City.

Wednesday June 17th 1970
Semi Final
Brazil 3 – 1 Uruguay
(4pm – Guadalajara)

Semi Final
Italy 4 – 3 West Germany (a.e.t.)
(4pm – Mexico City)

The England squad arrive home at Heathrow

Thursday June 18th 1970
The General Election. Edward Heath (Conservative) beats Harold Wilson (Labour) and Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)

Saturday June 20th 1970
3rd PLACE PLAY-OFF
West Germany 1 – 0 Uruguay
(4pm – Mexico City)

Sunday June 21st 1970
FINAL
Brazil 4 – 1 Italy
(Midday – Mexico City)
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