Brazil legend Pele claims the winners of his country's meeting with England in Shizuoka on Friday should reach the World Cup final.
Pele played in the last World Cup encounter between Brazil and England in the 1970 tournament in Mexico, when the South Americans won a group game in Guadalajara 1-0.
The game is best remembered for Gordon Banks' save from Pele - and the Brazilian great admits Friday's quarter-final evokes memories for the two football nations.
He also believes the biggest prize of all will be within the grasp of either Brazil or England after their latest meeting.
"Before the World Cup, neither Brazil nor England were favourites to win the tournament, but it now looks like a real possibility one of them will be in the final," said Pele.
But he warned no team could take anything for granted in a World Cup littered with shocks, the latest coming when South Korea knocked out Italy on the golden goal.
Pele admitted: "It is dangerous to plan too far ahead.
"Nobody expected to see France and Argentina both knocked out in the first round.
"But I believe Brazil and England will be renewing one of the World Cup's great rivalries in the quarter-finals.
"Brazil has won the World Cup four times, England once.
"Brazil is the greatest nation in World Cup history, England the home of football.
"This game would be worthy of the final itself."