• Short Summary

    THE WORLD CUP: ARGENTINA AND WEST GERMANY BATTLED OUT A GOALLESS DRAW TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A BAD-TEMPERED GROUP TWO MATCH AT BIRMINGHAM.

  • Description

    THE WORLD CUP: ARGENTINA AND WEST GERMANY BATTLED OUT A GOALLESS DRAW TODAY (SATURDAY) IN A BAD-TEMPERED GROUP TWO MATCH AT BIRMINGHAM. ARGENTINEAN HALF-BACK JORGE RAFAEL ALBRECHT BECAME THE FIRST PLAYER IN THE 1966 COMPETITION TO BE SENT OFF.

    ALTHOUGH A DRAW, BOTH COUNTRIES ENHANCED THEIR CHANCES OF QUALIFYING FOR THE QUARTER-FINALS. THE GERMANS SHOWED NONE OF THE FIRE OF THEIR 5-0 WIN IN THE OPENING MATCH AGAINST SWITZERLAND.

    THEY MADE FREQUENT RAIDS INTO THE ARGENTINEAN HALF, BUT THE SOUTH AMERICANS' DEFENCE WAS IMPREGNABLE. HOWEVER, ARGENTINA ALMOST GAVE AWAY TWO GOALS WHEN THEIR DEFENDERS ON SUCCESSIVE OCCASIONS HEADED GERMAN LOBS ONTO THE CROSSBAR.

    WATCHED BY A CROWD OF 46,000, THE SOUTH AMERICANS BEGAN THE SECOND HALF IN AN AGGRESSIVE MOOD. THEY, TOO, HAD THEIR SCORING CHANCES, BUT THE GERMAN DEFENCE WAS JUST AS FIRM. THE MATCH WAS INTERRUPTED BY FREQUENT FOULS AND IN THE 70TH MINUTE WEST GERMANY'S WEBER (NO.6) WAS BROUGHT BY A HEAVY TACKLE BY ALBRECHT (NO.12).

    AS BOTH PLAYERS LAY WRITHING ON THE GROUND, THEIR COLLEAGUES RACED AT EACH OTHER AND JOSTLING BROKE OUT. ARGENTINEAN AND GERMAN OFFICIALS RUSHED ON TO THE PITCH TO CALM THEIR PLAYERS AS THE CROWD BOOED THEIR ANGER.

    FINALLY, THE YUGOSLAV REFEREE, KONSTANTIN ZECEVIC, ORDERED OFF ALBRECHT, WHO EARLIER HAD BEEN WARNED FOR ANOTHER FOUL. REDUCED TO TEN MEN, ARGENTINA ADOPTED GO-SLOW TACTICS TO PLAY OUT TIME.

    (B9TH TEAMS NOW BATTLE FOR A PLACE IN THE QUARTER-FINALS WITH SPAIN. THE FOURTH TEAM, SWITZERLAND, BEATEN IN BOTH ITS MATCHES, NOW HAS NO HOPE OF QUALIFYING.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LKG3AU7F487V0X2O8U2GW8BV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LKG3AU7F487V0X2O8U2GW8BV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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