• Short Summary

    Soccer, and on Saturday Italy became the 15th team to qualify for the World Cup Finals with an effortless win against Luxembourg.

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    Soccer, and on Saturday Italy became the 15th team to qualify for the World Cup Finals with an effortless win against Luxembourg.

    SYNOPSIS: Playing at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy scored their first goal in the fourth minute of the game. Luxembourg had kicked off. Italy were awarded a free kick and from it came the first nail in Luxembourg's coffin, hammered in by Roberto Bettage.

    Seven minutes later, Luxembourg goalkeeper Jeannot Moes misjudged Gentile's deep and high cross from the left. The ball seemed to be going out of play but pulled back enough for Francesco Graziani to head into an empty net.

    Relaxed by the early goals they needed to assure themselves a place among the 16 finalists in the World Cup to be played in Argentina, Italy seemed almost disinterested wasting both passes and chances at will.

    Italy kicked off in the second half and Luxembourg pushed forward and won their first corners of the match. However they were sadly outclassed despite their brave defence.

    Twelve minutes into the second half, a long shot from Cuccureddu was only half cleared and Italy's Franco Causio picked it up to shoot home from range, giving Italy the game three-nil.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA693E9JOKH24LNOJ7EZ88RDZKA
    Media URN:
    VLVA693E9JOKH24LNOJ7EZ88RDZKA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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