Brazilian Independence Cup

The Brazilian Independence Cup was a tournament held in Brazil to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Brazil's Independence from Portugal. It consisted of 18 countries (and two continental teams), who took part in two group rounds before the winners of each group played in the final. Scotland started in the final round.
  • Brazil beat Portugal, who won Group B, 1-0 in the Final while Yugoslavia defeated the group runners-up Argentina 4-2 in the Third place match.
  • Scotland along with Brazil, Czechoslovakia, USSR and Uruguay, originally received a bye to the second round.
Scotland Matches
Second Round
Date
Opponent
H/A
Result
Att.
29/06/1972
Yugoslavia
N
D 2-2
4,000
02/07/1972
Czechoslovakia
N
D 0-0
15,000
05/07/1972
Brazil
A
L 0-1
130,000
Second Round - Group A Table
 
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
Brazil
3
2
1
0
4
0
5
+4
Yugoslavia
3
1
1
1
4
6
3
-2
SCOTLAND
3
0
2
1
2
3
2
-1
Czechoslovakia
3
0
2
1
1
2
2
-1
Second Round - Group A Results
28th June 1972
Brazil 0-0 Czechoslovakia

29th June 1972
Scotland 2-2 Yugoslavia

2nd July 1972
Brazil 3-0 Yugoslavia
Scotland 0-0 Czechoslovakia

5th July 1972
Brazil 1-0 Scotland

6th July 1972
Yugoslavia 2-1 Czechoslovakia