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Spain 2012 vs. Brazil 1970: Who's the greatest?

Updated 1244 GMT (2044 HKT) July 4, 2012
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Pele (top) leaps on his teammates during Brazil's 4-1 victory over Italy in the 1970 World Cup final. The Brazil team of that tournament, which clinched a third World Cup triumph, is often heralded as one of the finest in football history. Getty Images
Brazil's glorious 1970 campaign also owed much to Jairzinho, the powerful forward who scored in all six of his country's matches -- only the third man to achieve the feat at a World Cup. During the 1970 tournament, Brazil averaged a stunning 3.2 goals per game. Getty Images
Captain Iker Casillas was a key part of Spain's Euro 2012-winning team. The goalkeeper was also in Spain's teams of 2008 and 2010 and was one of the reasons La Roja conceded just one goal in six games in Poland and Ukraine. Getty Images
Spain's midfield pairing of Andres Iniesta (left) and Xavi (right) have epitomised the team's passing-based style. The Barcelona pair have been much-heralded throughout Spain's recent triumphs, with Iniesta being named the best player at Euro 2012. Getty Images
Brazil will feel the weight of expectation when the World Cup is hosted in the country in 2014. One of the stars of the current Brazil team is forward Neymar, who has consistently been linked with a move away from Santos. Getty Images