• Short Summary

    In Rio de Janeiro half the population took to the streets on Sunday (21 June) in wild jubilation over Brazil's victory in the World Cup final in Mexico City.

  • Description

    In Rio de Janeiro half the population took to the streets on Sunday (21 June) in wild jubilation over Brazil's victory in the World Cup final in Mexico City.

    Each of Brazil's four goals against Italy was greeted with volleys of firework explosions which shook windowpanes. As soon as the Cup was handed to the Brazilian team thousands blocked main squares and avenues, snake-dancing to the Samba drums.

    Even babies in prams waved tiny Brazilian flags while their parents shrieked "vitoria Brasil--vitoria" with tears of joy streaming down their faces.

    Bras were closed and many extra police were on hand. But they soon abandoned any attempt to keep the streets clear.

    With about two million fans in on the dance the carnival atmosphere is expected to continue until the team arrives home on Tuesday night.

    Brazil's president, General Emilio Garrastazu Medici--phoned congratulations to Pele and the team.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DQ0NGQU6AU1L12KJ0OLZXNEO
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DQ0NGQU6AU1L12KJ0OLZXNEO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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