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Listen to our special podcast series on the 1970 World Cup

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brazil's triumph at the 1970 World Cup, we have put together a special podcast series

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brazil’s triumph at the 1970 World Cup, The Brazilian Report has put together a special three-part podcast series on the historic tournament. In each episode, with the help of experts Tim Vickery and Andrew Downie, editor Euan Marshall takes us through different aspects of the Mexico World Cup, going on and off the pitch to analyze the competition’s historic significance for Brazil and the rest of the world.

In episode 1, we tell the story of João Saldanha, Brazil’s coach before the tournament and a card-carrying communist under a brutal...

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