Brazil Independence Cup

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1972 Brazil Independence Cup
Taça Independência
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates June 11 - July 9
Teams 20 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 15 (in 12 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil
Runners-up  Portugal
Third place  Yugoslavia
Fourth place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 44
Goals scored 136 (3.09 per match)
Top scorer(s) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Bajević (13 goals)

The Brazil Independence Cup was an international football tournament held in Brazil, from 11 June to 9 July 1972, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Brazilian Declaration of Independence. It was called the Minicopa by the Brazilians and the final was between Brazil and Portugal, in the Maracanã Stadium. Brazil won 1-0, with Jairzinho scoring in the 89th minute.

Pelé no longer played for Brazil. Brazil had Jairzinho, Tostão and Rivelino, who also played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup, in West Germany.

Despite Portugal's quality results and team, including Benfica players such as Eusébio, Jaime Graça, José Henrique, Humberto Coelho, Rui Jordão, and Toni, the team missed the World Cup 1974 and 1978 qualifying matches, so this tournament was their best result until the 1984 European Football Championship.

Venues[edit]

Host cities of the Taça Independência

The tournament was played in 12 cities: Aracaju, Belo Horizonte, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo.

Aracaju Belo Horizonte Belo Horizonte Campo Grande
Batistão Mineirão Estádio Independência Morenão
Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 110,000 Capacity: 23,000 Capacity: 45,000
Arena Independência - Atlético x Fluminense.jpg Morenão Campo Grande2.jpg
Curitiba Maceió Manaus Natal
Estádio Couto Pereira Estádio Rei Pelé Vivaldão Machadão
Capacity: 37,182 Capacity: 20,551 Capacity: 31,000 Capacity: 42,000
CP2.jpg Rei Pelé.jpg Machadao.JPG
Porto Alegre Recife Rio de Janeiro Salvador
Estádio Beira-Rio Estádio do Arruda Maracanã Estádio Fonte Nova
Capacity: 106,000 Capacity: 60,000 Capacity: 200,000 Capacity: 80,000
Portoalegre aerea arenabeirario.jpg Estádio Santa Cruz.jpg Maracana Stadium June 2013.jpg 2116RP037.jpg
São Paulo São Paulo
Estádio do Pacaembu Estádio do Morumbi
Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 120,000
Pacaembu.jpg Cicero pompeu de toledo - inside - 03.jpg

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Argentina (A) 4 3 1 0 13 1 +12 10
 France 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10
Africa 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4
 Colombia 4 1 0 3 7 13 −6 3
CONCACAF 4 0 1 3 3 16 −13 1

11 June 1972
Argentina  2–0 Africa
Fischer Goal 40'
Mastrángelo Goal 42'
Report
Batistão, Aracaju
Attendance: 12,826
Referee: José Faville Neto (Brazil)

11 June 1972
France  5–0 CONCACAF
Bereta Goal 7'
Revelli Goal 15'21'69'
Bulnes Goal 82' (o.g.)
Report

14 June 1972
France  2–0 Africa
Blanchet Goal 35'
Floch Goal 83'
Report
Estádio Rei Pelé, Maceió
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: José Faville Neto (Brazil)

15 June 1972
Colombia  4–3 CONCACAF
Pineros Goal 13'
Lugo Goal 15'17'
Morón Goal 77'
Report Reiner Goal 38'59'
Désir Goal 64'
Batistão, Aracaju
Attendance: 7,642
Referee: Rafael Hormazábal (Chile)

18 June 1972
Argentina  7–0 CONCACAF
Fischer Goal 26'68'81'86'
Más Goal 12'65'
Bianchi Goal 70'
Report
Estádio Rei Pelé, Maceió
Attendance: 8,587
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

18 June 1972
Colombia  2–3  France
Piñeros Goal 23' (pen.)
Mesa Goal 82'
Report Loubet Goal 30'72'
Molitor Goal 33' (pen.)
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ángel Pazos (Uruguay)

22 June 1972
CONCACAF 0–0 Africa
Report
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 1,928
Referee: Édison Pérez (Peru)

22 June 1972
Argentina  4–1  Colombia
Bianchi Goal 17'49'62'
Vargas Goal 60'
Report Morón Goal 68'
Estádio Fonte Nova
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)

25 June 1972
Africa 3–0  Colombia
Pokou Goal 8'
Tokoto Goal 39'55'
Report
Estádio Fonte Nova
Attendance: 10,579
Referee: José Romei Cañete (Paraguay)

25 June 1972
Argentina  0–0  France
Report
Estádio Fonte Nova, Salvador
Attendance: 6,587
Referee: Armando Marques (Brazil)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Portugal (A) 4 4 0 0 12 2 +10 12
 Chile 4 3 0 1 7 7 0 9
 Republic of Ireland 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6
 Ecuador 4 0 1 3 4 9 −5 1
 Iran 4 0 1 3 3 8 −5 1

11 June 1972
Portugal  3–0  Ecuador
Eusébio Goal 36'
Dinis Goal 59'
Nené Goal 75'
Report
Machadão, Natal
Referee: Ángel Coerezza (Argentina)

11 June 1972
Republic of Ireland  2–1  Iran
Leech Goal 57'
Givens Goal 74'
Ghelichkhani Goal 10'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)

14 June 1972
Portugal  3–0  Iran
Eusébio Goal 13'
Dinis Goal 31'
Coelho Goal 72'
Report
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Guillermo Velásquez (Colombia)

14 June 1972
Chile  2–1  Ecuador
Caszely Goal ??'
Crisosto Goal ??'
Report Lasso Goal ??'
Machadão, Natal
Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)

18 June 1972
Portugal  4–1  Chile
Coelho Goal 14'
Dinis Goal 54'66'
Eusébio Goal 71'
Report Caszely Goal 56'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)


21 June 1972
Ecuador  1–1  Iran
Lasso Goal 15' Report Ghelichkhani Goal 36'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Sebastião Rufino (Brazil)

21 June 1972
Chile  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Caszely Goal 16'
Fouilloux Goal 25'
Report Rogers Goal 79'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Referee: Romualdo Arppi Filho (Brazil)

25 June 1972
Chile  2–1  Iran
Caszely Goal 50'79' Report Halvaei Goal 85'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Michael Kitabdjian (France)

25 June 1972
Portugal  2–1  Republic of Ireland
Peres Goal 35'
Nené Goal 37'
Report Leech Goal 38'
Estádio do Arruda, Recife
Referee: Ángel Coerezza (Argentina)

Group C[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Yugoslavia (A) 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 10
 Paraguay 4 3 0 1 12 4 +8 9
 Peru 4 2 0 2 5 3 +2 6
 Bolivia 4 0 2 2 4 12 −8 2
 Venezuela 4 0 1 3 3 17 −14 1

11 June 1972
Peru  3–0  Bolivia
Gallardo Goal 7' (pen.)
Castañeda Goal 16'
Sotil Goal 31'
Report
Estádio Couto Pereira, Curitiba
Referee: Edwin Keith Walker (England)

11 June 1972
Paraguay  4–1  Venezuela
L. Jiménez Goal 2'
Escobar Goal 11'
Maldonado Goal 13'37'
Report Olivares Goal 26'
Morenão, Campo Grande
Referee: George Lamptey (Ghana)

14 June 1972
Yugoslavia  10–0  Venezuela
Bajević Goal 5'7'48'68'74'
Džajić Goal 20'
Aćimović Goal 37'
Popivoda Goal 44'
Stepanović Goal 51'
Katalinski Goal 54'
Report
Estádio Couto Pereira, Curitiba
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ove Dahlberg (Sweden)

14 June 1972
Paraguay  1–0  Peru
Godoy Goal 89' Report

18 June 1972
Yugoslavia  1–1  Bolivia
Katalinski Goal 32' Report Pariente Goal 78'
Morenão, Campo Grande
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)

18 June 1972
Peru  1–0  Venezuela
O. Ramírez Goal 65' Report

21 June 1972
Venezuela  2–2  Bolivia
Iriarte Goal 15'
Mendoza Goal 49'
Report Rimazza Goal 5'
Blacutt Goal 57'
Vivaldão, Manaus
Referee: Oei Poh Hwa (Malaysia)

22 June 1972
Yugoslavia  2–1  Paraguay
Bajević Goal 50'86' Report Escobar Goal 17'
Vivaldão, Manaus
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)

25 June 1972
Paraguay  6–1  Bolivia
Maldonado Goal 7'67'
Arrúa Goal 57'59'67'
dos Santos Goal 86'
Report Molinas Goal 63' (o.g.)

25 June 1972
Yugoslavia  2–1  Peru
Bajević Goal 4'37' Report O. Ramírez Goal 11'
Vivaldão, Manaus
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Alfonso González Archundía (Mexico)

Final stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil (A) 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Yugoslavia (A) 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
 Scotland 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 Czechoslovakia 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

29 June 1972
Scotland  2–2  Yugoslavia
Macari Goal 39'63' Report Bajević Goal 60'
Buchan Goal 87' (o.g.)
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Ángel Coerezza (Argentina)

2 July 1972
Brazil  3–0  Yugoslavia
Leivinha Goal 22'25'
Jairzinho Goal 65'
Report
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Ove Dahlberg (Sweden)

2 July 1972
Scotland  0–0  Czechoslovakia
Report
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Armando Marques (Brazil)

5 July 1972
Brazil  1–0  Scotland
Jairzinho Goal 82' Report

6 July 1972
Yugoslavia  2–1  Czechoslovakia
Bajević Goal 19'
Džajić Goal 77'
Report Hrušecký Goal 37'
Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Armando Marques (Brazil)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Portugal (A) 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Argentina (A) 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
 Soviet Union 3 1 0 2 1 2 −1 3
 Uruguay 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1

29 June 1972
Soviet Union  1–0  Uruguay
Onishchenko Goal 59' Report
Estádio do Morumbi, São Paulo
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)

29 June 1972
Portugal  3–1  Argentina
Calisto Goal 36'
Eusébio Goal 45'
Dinis Goal 47'
Report Brindisi Goal 29'
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Referee: Edwin Keith Walker (England)

2 July 1972
Uruguay  1–1  Portugal
Pavoni Goal 20' Report Graça Goal 46'

2 July 1972
Argentina  1–0  Soviet Union
Pastoriza Goal 75' Report
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alfonso González Archundía (Mexico)

6 July 1972
Portugal  1–0  Soviet Union
Jordão Goal 46' Report
Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Kurt Tschenscher (West Germany)

6 July 1972
Argentina  1–0  Uruguay
Más Goal 37' Report
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Referee: Edwin Keith Walker (England)

Third place match[edit]

9 July 1972
Yugoslavia  4–2  Argentina
Bajević Goal 26'83'
Katalinski Goal 37'
Džajić Goal 64'
Report Brindisi Goal 58' (pen.)87' (pen.)
Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 170,000
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)

Final[edit]

9 July 1972
Brazil  1–0  Portugal
Jairzinho Goal 89' Report

Goalscorers[edit]

13 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

References[edit]

External links[edit]