• Short Summary

    WORLD SOCCER CUP FINALISTS FRANCE LOST 3-0 TO BELGIUM AFTER GIVING A POOR DISPLAY IN THE INTERNATIONAL MATCH IN PARIS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    WORLD SOCCER CUP FINALISTS FRANCE LOST 3-0 TO BELGIUM AFTER GIVING A POOR DISPLAY IN THE INTERNATIONAL MATCH IN PARIS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    THE FIRST TEAM WERE BOOED OFF THE PITCH BY A DISAPPOINTED CROWD AT THE PARC DES PRINCES STADIUM FOLLOWING THEIR SURPRISE DEFEAT BY AN INSPIRED BELGIAN EFFORT.

    FRANCE, WHO HAVE ONLY ONE MORE WARM-UP INTERNATIONAL AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION IN MOSCOW IN JUNE, WILL THEN PLAY IN GROUP ONE IN THE FINALS TOGETHER WITH ENGLAND, URUGUAY AND MEXICO.

    BELGIUM, WHO FAILED TO QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CUP FINAL, OWED THEIR VICTORY LARGELY TO A SUPERB PERFORMANCE BY INSIDE-LEFT PAUL VAN HIMST. HE MADE THE FIRST TWO BELGIAN GOALS AND HIT THE POST WITH A SIZZLING SHOT ON THE RUN IN THE SECOND HALF.

    THE FRENCH ATTACK WAS ASTONISHINGLY WEAK AND THEIR DEFENCE WAS TORN WIDE OPEN BY THE FAST-RUNNING BELGIAN FORWARDS. BEFORE YESTERDAY'S MATCH FRANCE HAD STAYED UNBEATEN IN FIVE MATCHES -- BUT ONLY ONE OF THOSE MATCHES DID THEY SCORE MORE THAN ONE GOAL. NOW FRENCH TEAM MANAGER HENRI GUERIN MAY HAVE TO THINK AGAIN ABOUT HIS WORLD CUP LINE-UP.

    BELGIUM, WHO WERE ON THE ATTACK RIGHT FROM THE START, NEVER ALLOWED FRANCE TO RECOVER, AND WENT ON FROM THEIR HALF-TIME LEAD OF 1-0 TO THEIR FINAL CRUSHING WIN. ONLY THE CLASSY FRENCH CAPTAIN MARCEL ARTELESA EMERGED FROM THE GAME WITH HIS REPUTATION ENHANCED.

    THE BELGIAN SCORERS WERE: RAOUL LAMBERT (20 MINUTES); JACKIE STOCKMANN (73 MINUTES) AND ALBERT THIO (90 MINUTES).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5SHUK0WKCMMGKFFFC83BVD82I
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SHUK0WKCMMGKFFFC83BVD82I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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