• Short Summary

    A team of over 30 men, whose importance is often forgotten, will have to run at least as fast and far and be as skilful as the footballers in the World Cup Finals.

  • Description

    A team of over 30 men, whose importance is often forgotten, will have to run at least as fast and far and be as skilful as the footballers in the World Cup Finals. They are the referees.

    They come form as far afield as Australia and West Germany and they will each have to run 10 miles (16 kms) in the course of every match to keep up with the play.

    To prepare the World Cup referees for this and other problems,such as the increasing difficulties of controlling both players and crowds, the referees have gathered for a week long conference in Frankfurt.

    The week's preparation is part of an international plan to ensure a common code of refereeing during the 38 matches of the 16 nation finals. In the past inconsistent interpretation of the rules has led to ugly incidents.

    They will discuss the laws of the game and look at films of past refereeing errors. They are also concentrating on how to cope with one of the most controversial aspects of modern football "gamesmanship".

    But each day they leave the conference for a gruelling series of physical exercises under the West German Youth Team Trainer Kurt Heddergott.

    After sessions of running, bending, sprinting they play a 15 minute game of the sport they usually only watch - controlled by a top class referee of course.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BJKBINTHA2Y31V1X57JPJ1YN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BJKBINTHA2Y31V1X57JPJ1YN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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