• Short Summary

    PLAYING ON HOME GROUND IN ROME TODAY (TUESDAY), ITALY SCORED AN EASY 4-1 GOAL VICTORY OVER WALES IN A WORLD CUP QUALIFYING SOCCER MATCH.

  • Description

    PLAYING ON HOME GROUND IN ROME TODAY (TUESDAY), ITALY SCORED AN EASY 4-1 GOAL VICTORY OVER WALES IN A WORLD CUP QUALIFYING SOCCER MATCH.

    ITALY PLAYED STYLISH, FAST FOOTBALL THROUGHOUT, AND WALES NEVER REALLY SEEMED LIKE GETTING ON TOP. THE STATE IS NOW SET FOR THE DECISIVE GROUP THREE MATCH WITH EAST GERMANY ON NOVEMBER 22. WALES FINISHED THEIR QUALIFYING STINT WITHOUT A SINGLE POINT FROM FOUR MATCHES.

    A CROWD OF 90,000 WILDLY CHEERING FANS LOOKED ON AS ITALY TOOK THE EARLY INITIATIVE WITH CONCERTED ATTACKS ON THE WELSH GOALMOUTH. AFTER TWO NEAR MISSES, ITALY SCORED THE FIRST GOAL, RIVA TAKING THE KICK AFTER 31 MINUTES.

    IN THE SECOND HALF, WALES MADE AN ATTEMPT TO FIGHT BACK, BUT HAD AN UNLUCKY SHOT AT THE ITALIAN GOAL. THEN A SECOND-HALF SWITCH IN WHICH SANDRO MAZZOLA REPLACED PIETRO ANASTASI AS CENTRE-FORWARD BROUGHT QUICK REWARD WHEN MAZZOLA NETTED ITALY'S SECOND GOAL IN THE 56TH MINUTE.

    ITALY'S MARCH TO VICTORY WAS TEMPORARILY THWARTED WHEN MIKE ENGLAND NETTED THE LONE WELSH GOAL IN THE 68TH MINUTE.

    THE ITALIANS QUICKLY RECOVERED, THOUGH, AND RIVA ENDED WELSH HOPES OF A REVIVAL WITH HIS TEAM'S THIRD GOAL AT 73 MINUTES.

    ITALY'S FINAL GOAL, AGAIN KICKED BY RIVA, CAME SIX MINUTES LATER TO CRUSH FINALLY WALES' WORLD CUP CHANGES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3NK0RG71BOAM3MTH14PTNG8Q4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3NK0RG71BOAM3MTH14PTNG8Q4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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