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    Well-known British soccer broadcasting personality Jimmy Hill has signed a contract with Saudi Arabia to create and build up a soccer team for the country.

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    Well-known British soccer broadcasting personality Jimmy Hill has signed a contract with Saudi Arabia to create and build up a soccer team for the country.

    SYNOPSIS: The contract was signed in London over the weekend between Hill and Prince Faisal representing Saudi Arabia. It gives him at least 25 million pounds sterling and the right to establish and entire soccer programme. He's also to hire a manager, with a tax-free salary of about 45 thousand pounds and another 15 Britons as coaches, referees and administrators. Hill explains why he has been hired and how good the Saudis are at soccer.

    In this match, Saudi Arabia was beaten by Qatar one-nil. It was part of the Gulf tournament and was played in March, this year. In all, seven gulf countries, including Iraq, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates took part.

    Saudi is seen here attacking Qatar's goal mouth, but without success. Hill's team will all be staying in Saudi Arabia for two years and they'll be allowed to take their wives and families with them. But the has warned that it will not be an easy life. At present there are no facilities to work with.

    Hill is a former manager of the Coventry City Club and once played for Fulham. He has written several books on the sport and is now a television commentator.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5LYN7OQVB49MC0F27L8W1WV6X
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LYN7OQVB49MC0F27L8W1WV6X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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    N/A

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