• Short Summary

    BRAZIL ARE JUST 74 DAYS AND NEARLY 6,000 MILES (9,656 KMS) AWAY FROM THE LONDON FINAL THAT MIGHT WIN THEM THE WORLD SOCCER CUP FOR THE THIRD TIME IN SUCCESSION.

  • Description

    BRAZIL ARE JUST 74 DAYS AND NEARLY 6,000 MILES (9,656 KMS) AWAY FROM THE LONDON FINAL THAT MIGHT WIN THEM THE WORLD SOCCER CUP FOR THE THIRD TIME IN SUCCESSION. THEIR MASTERFUL TRAINING PROGRAMME ALLOWED FOR THEM TO PLAY TEN INTERNATIONAL BETWEEN MAY AND MID-JUNE, AND THEY PLAYED ONE ON SUNDAY AGAINST WALES. ALTHOUGH THE BRAZILIANS PLAYED GOOD FOOTBALL AND DESERVED THEIR VICTORY THEY DIDN'T WIN UNQUALIFIED PRAISE AS THE SCORE OF 3-1 INDICATES.

    HOWEVER THE 15 OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD CUP FINALS NEEDN'T REGARD BRAZIL AS A BEATEN SIDE. ONLY II OF THEIR 45 WORLD CUP PLAYERS WERE ON THE FIELD AND INCLUDED IN THE ABSENTEE LIST WERE PELE, THE WORLD'S BEST FOOTBALLER, AND AMARILDO WHO MAY WELL JOIN THE WORLD CUP TEAM.

    BRAZIL WENT AHEAD AFTER 21 MINUTES WHEN SILVA, DEPUTISING FOR PELE, LASHED HOME A 20 YARD SHOT. 13 MINUTES LATER 64,000 BRAZILIANS WERE CHEERING WILDLY AGAIN AS THE HOME TEAM WENT TWO GOALS UP. GARRINCHA, A PRINCE OF WINGERS EVEN BY BRAZILIAN STANDARDS, MASTER-MINDED THE GOAL FOR SERVILLIO.

    RON DAVIES, THE INSIDE-RIGHT, PULLED ONE BACK FOR THE WELSHMEN JUST BEFORE THE HALF-TIME INTERVAL, WHIPPING IN A FIERCE SHORT-RANGE SHOT TO BEAT THE BRILLIANT BRAZILIAN GOAL-KEEPER, GILMAR.

    AFTER THE INTERVAL THERE WAS SOME GREAT PLAY BETWEEN PETER RODRIGUES, THE WELSH FULL-BACK, AND GARRINCHA WHO BROUGHT THE CROWD TO THEIR FEET. IT WAS GARRINCHA WHO SCORED BRAZIL'S THIRD GOAL SECONDS AFTER THE RESTART.

    BUT WALES DIDN'T PLAY LIKE A BEATEN TEAM. THEY HELD THEIR DEFENCE TOGETHER AND IN THE LAST TWO MINUTES MIGHT HAVE GOT TWO GOALS AGAINST A LESSER MAN THAN GILMAR.

    (YESTERDAY BRAZIL'S "B" TEAM GAVE A DISAPPOINTING PERFORMANCE AGAINST CHILE IN SAO PAULO WITH THE GAME ENDING IN A I-I DRAW.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3JZWVDJMNC5JT84TDM9MFMNMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3JZWVDJMNC5JT84TDM9MFMNMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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