• Short Summary

    Thousands of soccer fans crowded the tiny church in Sao Paulo on Wednesday where Robert Rivelino, a member of Brazil's victorious World Cup team, married high school teacher Maia Viera Gazola.

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    Thousands of soccer fans crowded the tiny church in Sao Paulo on Wednesday where Robert Rivelino, a member of Brazil's victorious World Cup team, married high school teacher Maia Viera Gazola.

    Brazil, who defeated Italy in the finals this year in Mexico, won the World Cup for the third time and therefore retain it. Rivelino, a skilful mid-field tactician and powerful kicker, played an important part in his team's success.

    One hundred military policemen were not enough to keep fans from crowding into the Church of the Cavalry to watch the ceremony. A guard of police was drawn up either side of the aisle to allow the couple to approach the altar.

    Girls screamed and climbed on the pews, one woman fainted, and at one stage the officiating priests, Don Alfonso Ferrarini, lost patience and shouted at the congregation to remind them they were in the House of God and not a football stadium.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA319H4CZOBNZSSN88UETA3CWCM
    Media URN:
    VLVA319H4CZOBNZSSN88UETA3CWCM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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