Great save by Gordon Banks in 1970
A beginning may have been made through the European football leagues to signal a start of sports in the face of the Covid-19 sweep but by and large the activities remain lull with the future looking hazy. So looking back remains the alternative and what better than delve into the wonderful happenings sports arenas had witnessed over the years.
For this column this time I wish to bring to focus on, something football fans would relish, the erstwhile symbol of football supremacy in the world, the Jules Rimet Trophy.
Incidentally, it was on June 21 but in the year 1970 that the Mexico edition of the World Championship had ended amidst glorious moments for Brazil, at one time considered the king of the game. As per the conditions then, FIFA had decided that the first country that wins the Championship the third time gets to take the gold-rich coveted Jules Rimet Trophy on a permanent basis. A new trophy was thereafter created for the editions from then on and that continues till date.
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