Pele and Bobby Moore on World Cup 1970

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Iconic Photos Looks Back on One of the Greatest Moments of Soccer and Sportsmanship[edit]

England and Brazil arrived at the 1970 world cup in Mexico with high hopes. The game was very closely fought with Brazil finally winning 1 – 0. This game still had one more iconic moment to offer: Pele and Bobby Moore, the great striker and the great defender, exchanging their jerseys. What makes this photo timeless is that their body language makes is difficult to determine who had won or lost. Both players considered it a defining moment of their careers. The photo, which would later come to symbolize the World Cup and Sport in general, was taken by John Varney. After the final whistle, Varney stayed close to Bobby Moore, hoping that Pele would approach. He did, and the rest was photographic history.