• Short Summary

    The International Football Federation (FIFA) on Saturday finally excluded the Soviet Union form the World Cup finals next June.

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    The International Football Federation (FIFA) on Saturday finally excluded the Soviet Union form the World Cup finals next June.

    After FIFA executive meeting in Frankfurt's plush Airport Hotel, the FIFA President Sir Stanley Rous said Chile had qualified for the final round of the global tournament to be played in West Germany.

    Sir Stanley declined to give the vote. He said the executive committee decided by a large majority vote that Chile had the right to expect a return in Santi??? or any other place of their choice.

    The Soviet Union, which drew with Chile in the first leg game in Moscow, had objected to Santiago as the site of the return match because the Chilean military government had used the city's football stadium ad a detention centre for its political opponents.

    On Saturday angry Russians demanded that the return game be played in a neutral country and suggested West Germany. Chile had refused to play outside Santiago, and the FIFA decision supported this stand.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2TARQYJ4GVERSHI66G5D6M0OA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TARQYJ4GVERSHI66G5D6M0OA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
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    N/A

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