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    In East Berlin's Werner-Seelenbiner Hall on Thursday (February 28), the Soviet Union and East Germany both had good wins in the opening round of the World Handball Championships.

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    In East Berlin's Werner-Seelenbiner Hall on Thursday (February 28), the Soviet Union and East Germany both had good wins in the opening round of the World Handball Championships.

    East Germany beat Japan 31 points to 16 while Russia beat the United States 40 points to 11. Both teams were playing in he tough Group C.

    In the other three groups Czechoslovakia beat Iceland and Denmark beat West Germany in Group A; Rumania beat Poland and Spain beat Sweden in Group B; and Yugoslavia beat Rumania and Hungary beat Algeria in Group D.

    SYNOPSIS: In East Berlin's Werner-Seelenbinder Hall on Thursday, the eighth World handball Championships began with a match between the-hosts, East Germany, and Japan. The Germans in light shirts, attacked from left to right.

    Early in the game, the Japanese surprised the Germans by dominating the play.

    Hanawa soon put the Japanese one up.

    But a few minutes later, during East Germany's first serious attack, a Japanese defender was penalised. The Germans made no mistake with the penalty.

    With the scores level, the Japanese staged a series of attacks on the German goal. Kikuchi put his team two up.

    Early in the second period, the Japanese team lost its cohesion. The East Germans began to overwhelm the Japanese goal mouth. Goals came in rapid succession. By full-time, the Germans had won thirty-one to sixteen.

    Another match in Group C -- the same group as East Germany -- was between the U.S.S.R. in dark shirts and the United States -- playing from right to left. The Russians dominated from the start.

    The young Russian team gave the Americans no time to recover the skill that had got them through the qualifying rounds.

    In the second half, the Russians continued their attack on the American goal.

    A final penalty gave the Russians a crushing win of forty points to eleven. After the performance, the Russians are rated one of the favourites to win the Championship in the finals on March tenth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73K8XLDW5D1GBBZ1J09HUQ12T
    Media URN:
    VLVA73K8XLDW5D1GBBZ1J09HUQ12T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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