• Short Summary

    Iran and North Korea had to share the Asian Youth Football Championship cup in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday (8 May).

  • Description

    1.
    GV kick off with Iran, in light colours playing from left to right, with North Korea attacking
    0.15

    2.
    GV Crowd watching
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    3.
    GV North Korea attack but Iran goal keeper prevents score
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    4.
    GV crowd watching
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    5.
    GV Iran attack but North Korean goal keeper saves with high jumping catch
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    6.
    GV scoreboard at half time showing 0-0
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    7.
    GV kick off for second half with North Korea attacking
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    8.
    GV crowd watching
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    9.
    GV North Korea just miss scoring shot
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    10.
    GV crowd watching
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    11.
    GV Iran attack but tired looking shot misses net
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    12.
    GV scoreboard before extra time showing 0-0
    1.01

    13.
    GV Iran attack in extra time
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    14.
    GV Iran substitutes watch from CONDITION sidelines
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    15.
    GV North Korea attack but Iran goal keeper saves
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    16.
    GV Iran players and supporters run lap of honour carrying Iran flag
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    17.
    GV team captains receiving joint trophy
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    HIGHLIGHTS OF PLAY INCLUDING NORTH KOREAN AND IRANIAN CAPTAINS HOLDING UP THE CUP AND THE IRANIAN SIDE DOING A LAP OF HONOUR.




    Initials RH/2100 RH/TA/RC/2123


    SPORT: SOCCER

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Iran and North Korea had to share the Asian Youth Football Championship cup in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday (8 May). Despite extra time neither side could score, partly due to the appalling conditions.

    Heavy rain during the previous four days had turned the pitch into a quagmire and made constructive football almost impossible. There was a large waterlogged area behind one goal.

    A draw was a just result. Both sides had about the same amount of the play and the main danger for both was a freak late goal caused by the conditions. In fact the conditions spoilt more chances than they made - stopping the ball dead on the heavy surface or causing forwards to lose their footing at the vital moment.

    Many of the crowd were Thais who had come hoping to see a fluent exciting game of football. The state of the pitch ruined the game for them but for those partisan fans that made the journey from Iran or North Korea, the result at least insured that no one went home disappointed.

    SYNOPSIS: When Iran pushed forward the North Korean goalkeeper had difficulty holding the slippery ball - but despite the mud there was no score at half time.

    North Korea started the second half. The continuous rain had made constructive football almost impossible and the North Koreans were clearly working on the principle in such difficult conditions of shoot on sight.

    The Iranians however were mounting just as many attacks but neither side were able to score before full time and extra time was necessary.

    The Iranians kicked off in extra time with both sides now dreading a freak late goal against them caused by the conditions.

    North Korea attack, but it was to be the last attempt - there were no goals. The Iran side decided to run a lap of honour, the cup was shared and at least on this day there were no losers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1BR99GUK6IRJZRZ9OQB9JHQTD
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BR99GUK6IRJZRZ9OQB9JHQTD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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