"He was more than a leader, he was an innovative player. That is why he is our eternal captain," said Carlos Alberto Parreira, a physical therapist on that 1970 team and later the coach when Brazil won the 1994 World Cup.
"I'm so proud for the boys. The way our boys played from the very beginning," South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said. "They made this country proud. They proved that they made a good progression."