Leicester influence in the best World Cup ever how 1970 became the year that football moved to a new great experience

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The 1970 World Cup is often described as the best ever. There are so many iconic moments in this tournament as football from this day did move forward and made new generations aware of how fantastic this could be.

Pele and Brazil winning with an offensive approach to the game and some football moments on a string of movie material as Gordon Banks makes the impossible save and Carlos Alberto fossing forward to score from his full back position finishing Italy and lifting a special trophy for the last time.

Leicester did not have any players in any of the World Cup squads for this tournament, but with former players Allan Clarke and Gordon Banks both in play. Peter Shilton made the pre-tour of the tournament but was axed from the squad later on.

The tournament of 1970 will always be remembered as it took football from one stage to the next with colour tv live coverage and also for the first time making it a global direct phenomena as we see today with most top games covered from the global stage.

FIFA have since 1970 tried to bring the game further out to other continents and hopefully seen talent flourish and football as we know it being staged at most areas on this globe, but still the top nations will yet again be favorites as we approach the next games taking place this year in Qatar.

Most of the top stars of football were also involved and of course having the four greats in place with nations Italy, England, Brazil and West Germany all part of the great event.

Leicester had just finished their 1969/70 campaign missing promotion with a minor gap to those promoted. Blackpool and Huddersfield were above Leicester in 3rd place as the next season was prepeared.

Making space and building a new and powerfull squad for a promotion push that finally ended with a 2nd division league champions trophy. Peter Shilton and David Nish were both regular England U.23 internationals. Peter Shilton had also taken his first steps to replace Gordon Banks as the England number one handed a full debut by iconic manager Sir Alf Ramsey.

Looking at the past the 1970 save of Gordon Banks and the 1986 Hand of God are two of the most iconic happenings in football ever with two of the best goalkeepers this planet has seen involved as Leicester of East Midlands are fast to be recognized as a club bringing special moments to the table.

Leicester had no role in those two happenings for people not knowing of the past of the two goalkeepers as mostly the club is known for the World audience for the happenings of 2015/16. We should add that Allan Clarke made his debut in World Cup action for England, vs. Czech scoring a goal as well from the penalty spot, securing the 1-0 win and to date the former Leicester player is alone with such an act for England in World Cup tournemants.


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