• Short Summary

    The Australian soccer team, likely representatives of the Pacific zone in the 178 World Cup championship, drew with Israel 1-1 in a friendly match in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (3 November).

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    The Australian soccer team, likely representatives of the Pacific zone in the 178 World Cup championship, drew with Israel 1-1 in a friendly match in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (3 November).

    SYNOPSIS: The Australians wearing yellow shirts (playing from right to left) met the Israeli team during a mini world tour. It was the Israelis who took the initiative in the first half.

    Just before half-time Israel's Gideon Danty scored bringing his team into the lead at one nil.

    The Australians are relatively unknown on the international soccer scene. But in 1974 they surprised everyone by making it to the finals of the World Cup. The one highlight of the second half was a goal by Australia's Peter Wilson.

    Towards the end of the second half the crowd in Tel Aviv was getting restless. The game was mostly dull and at one point the crowd began a slow handclap to show their disapproval. An Israeli player was badly fouled by an Australian at one point and the referee issued a warning card. By this time many of the 5,000-strong crowd were starting to go home. Australia lost their best player after the 174 World Cup. He was Adrian Alston, now a rising star with Cardiff City in Britain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7QHH9X3XAEB8KJLOVKDIZCAFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7QHH9X3XAEB8KJLOVKDIZCAFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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