England and Switzerland drew I - I before a 100,000 capacity crowd in London's Wembley Stadium today (Wednesday) in group three of the European championship.
England and Switzerland drew I - I before a 100,000 capacity crowd in London's Wembley Stadium today (Wednesday) in group three of the European championship. The result gave England a good chance of winning the group and going forward to the quarter-finals, barring a heavy defeat in their final match against Greece in Athens next month.
This film, telerecorded by Visnews, carries running commentary by British Broadcasting Corporation commentator David Coleman and natural sound. An alternative commentary appears overleaf.
SYNOPSIS: Switzerland, in the dark shirts, kicked off against England on Wednesday in group three of the European Championship. A capacity crowd of 100,000 packed London's Wembley Stadium to see the match. This Swiss attack ended with England getting a free kick.
Another free kick for England, taken by Cooper, nearly had the Swiss in trouble, but the long shot from Emlyn Hughes was easily taken by Switzerland's goalkeeper, Prosperi.
The Swiss team was reckoned by several observers to be the best their country has ever had, and their midfield control was impressive. Their captain, Jakob Kuhn, wearing number five, worked closely with Karl Odermatt, who had an excellent game. Here England keeper Shilton intercepts Odermatt's cross.
England's chance to go ahead came from a corner. Lee chipped to Hughes who lifted the ball into the goalmouth... and Mike Summerbee nodded it neatly into the net.
So England went ahead after nine minutes, but the Swiss fought back, and their chance came 17 minutes later after another bout of mid-field ball-play in which Kuhn directed operations....Finally he passed to Karl Odermatt on the right, and Odermatt unleashed a long driving shot which goalkeeper Shilton touched but could not stop. And so Switzerland drew level after twenty-six minutes, and the score remained one-all to the end.