• Short Summary

    A three-day FIFA congress in Brazil earlier this month confirmed Argentina as host of the 1978 world football cup finals.

  • Description

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    SV FIFA representatives coming down aircraft steps and being greeted (3 shots)
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    SV Construction sign
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    GV Stadium site
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    Builders at work (3 shots)
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    GV earth removers working (3 shots)
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    GV workers on site (4 shots)
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    GV FIFA party arrive at site
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    CU ZOOM UP TO Herman Neuberger having site described to him (2 shots)
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    GV FIFA party walking about site (3 shots)
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    Initials RH/1829 RH/JB/PNG/1846


    SPORT: FOOTBALL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A three-day FIFA congress in Brazil earlier this month confirmed Argentina as host of the 1978 world football cup finals. Economic difficulties and political instability in Argentina had increased speculation over the past two years that the venue might be changed.

    Before they made their mind's up FIFA officials visited the building site of anew soccer stadium in Argentina. The stadium is being built at Mendoza, about 750 (about 1200 kilometres) miles from Buenos
    The officials were led by Herman Neuberger - Chairman of the World Cup Organisation Committee.

    The Mendoza stadium, when completed, will be part of a large sports complex. It will have a total capacity of 60,000 seats 10,000 of them under cover. Parking facilities will be available for 8,000 cars.

    Major facilities are being planned to cope with the television and radio coverage of the World Cup. These will include special broadcasting 'cabins' and ten film processing laboratories.

    The investigation team also visited a number of new stadia around the country before reporting on Argentina's preparations. They said that the preparations had exceeded previous expectations.

    SYNOPSIS: International Football Federation officials have confirmed Argentina as host for the 1978 World Cup finals. The confirmation came after the federation had received a report on Argentina's preparations, from Harman Neuberger - Chairman of the World Cup Organisation Committee. He led a recent visit to new stadiums being built in Argentina.

    One stadium is being built at Mendoza 750 miles from Buenos Aires. It will be part of a large sports complex when it is completed. It will hold 60,000 people and have parking facilities for 8,000 cars.

    Major facilities are being planned to cope with the television and radio coverage of the World Cup. There are also provisions for ten film processing laboratories.

    Argentina's economic difficulties and political instability had increased speculation that the venue of the 1978 finals might be changed because the stadiums wouldn't be ready on time.

    The job of the visiting officials was to judge the preparations for the World Cup and for Mr Neuberger to report back to the main body of the football federation.

    FIFA held a three-day congress in Brazil after Mr. Neuberger's trip. In his report, Mr. Neuberger said that preparations had exceeded previous expectations and gave Argentina a "clean bill of health". The report was approved by the congress and Argentina was confirmed as host for the 1978 World Cup.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73V02U84RL6R5EM1YQT9U4TH7
    Media URN:
    VLVA73V02U84RL6R5EM1YQT9U4TH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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