• Short Summary

    HUNGARY, WHO PLAY IN THE SAME WORLD FOOTBALL CUP GROUP AS THE HOLDERS BRAZIL, ARE ALMOST MATCHING THE WORLD CHAMPIONS INT HE INTENSITY OF THEIR PREPARATIONS.

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    HUNGARY, WHO PLAY IN THE SAME WORLD FOOTBALL CUP GROUP AS THE HOLDERS BRAZIL, ARE ALMOST MATCHING THE WORLD CHAMPIONS INT HE INTENSITY OF THEIR PREPARATIONS.

    BETWEEN NOW AND THE START OF THE COMPETITION IN JULY, THE HUNGARIANS WILL PREPARE AND TRAIN TWO COMPLETE TEAMS. THE IDEA BEHIND THIS DUPLICATION IS THAT ANY VACANCY IN THE "A" TEAM CAUSED BY INJURY OR LOSS OF FORM CAN BE FILLED IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT DISTURBING THE RYTHEM OF THE SIDE.

    APART FROM LESSENING THE IMPACT OF NAY INJURIES, THE HUNGARIAN PLAN -- CONCEIVED BY THEIR TEAM MANAGER, 50 YEAR -- OLD LAJOS BAROTI - MEANS THAT NONE OF HIS STAR PLAYERS WILL BE ABLE TO RELAX HIS EFFORTS KNOWING THAT AN UNDERSTUDY WILL IMMEDIATELY BE AVAILABLE TO TAKE HIS PLACE IN THE TEAM.

    NOTHING IS BEING OVERLOOKED IN THE HUNGARIAN PREPARATIONS. BAROTI -TEAM MANAGER FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS - HAS EVEN HAD THREE OFFICIAL WORLD CUP BALLS EXAMINED AND HAS ORDERED HIS PLAYERS TO PRACTICE WITH SIMILAR BALLS.

    A STRICT DISCIPLINARIAN, BAROTI CAUSED A MAJOR SENSATION APRIL WHEN HE SACKED BOTH FERENCE SIPOS AND FERENC NOGRADI FOR BREAKING A 10.30 P.M. CURFEW. BUT SIPOS, WHO HAS BEEN CAPPED 70 TIMES FOR HUNGARY, WAS REINSTATED THE FOLLOWING MONTH.

    TO ENSURE A BALANCED TRAINING PROGRAMME, BAROTI HAS EVEN ARRANGED FOR THE "B" TEAM TO PLAY A FIRST DIVISION SIDE WHEN THE SENIOR SQUAD MEETS AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM.

    FROM THE TWO TEAMS A FINAL GROUP OF 18 WILL MAKE THE JOURNEY TO ENGLAND ON JULY 3 AND WILL PLAY THEIR FIRST MATCH IN THE SERIES ON JULY 13 AGAINST PORTUGAL IN MANCHESTER. THE VITAL CLASH AGAINST BRAZIL COMES TWO DAYS LATER AT EVERTON - "HOME" GROUND IN BRITAIN OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONS.

    STANDING BY IN HUNGARY THROUGHOUT THE SERIES WILL BE THE OTHER FOUR PLAYERS - ALL OF WHOM READY TO MOVE TO ENGLAND IN A MATTER OF HOURS
    ALTHOUGH NOT THE "MIGHTY MAGYARS" OF A DECADE AGO, HUNGARY STILL POSE A MAJOR THREAT TO THE HOLDERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1WB6OKSEO45LBATKFR5H71GVU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1WB6OKSEO45LBATKFR5H71GVU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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