• Short Summary

    BRAZILIAN OFFICIALS WATCHED ANXIOUSLY TODAY (SUNDAY) AS THEIR STAR-FORWARD, PELE, BEGAN HIS BID TO GET FIT FOR THE VITAL WORLD CUP MATCH AGAINST PORTUGAL ON TUESDAY (19 JULY).

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    BRAZILIAN OFFICIALS WATCHED ANXIOUSLY TODAY (SUNDAY) AS THEIR STAR-FORWARD, PELE, BEGAN HIS BID TO GET FIT FOR THE VITAL WORLD CUP MATCH AGAINST PORTUGAL ON TUESDAY (19 JULY).

    WITH ALL FOUR SIDES IN THE NORTH WEST GROUP HAVING ONLY ONE GAME TO PLAY, BRAZIL ARE LOCKED IN SECOND PLACE WITH HUNGARY. THEY HAVE TWO POINTS AND EXACTLY THE SAME GOAL AVERAGE.

    BRAZIL, THE CUP HOLDERS AND HOTLY TIPPED TO RETAIN THE TROPHY, WENT DOWN IN A SHOCK DEFEAT BY HUNGARY (3-1) LAST WEEK. PELE WAS NOT PLAYING; HE'D BEEN INJURED IN AN EARLIER MATCH.

    TODAY, PELE TRAINED APART FROM IN HIS TEAM MATES AT THE BOLTON FOOTBALL CLUB GROUND, IN NORTHERN ENGLAND. HIS INJURED RIGHT KNEE APPEARED TO SHOW NO ILL EFFECTS. LATER, HE ACTED AS GOALKEEPER WHILE THE OTHER BRAZILIANS TOOK PART IN A ONE-HALF-ONLY PRACTICE MATCH.

    GENERAL OPINION IS THAT BRAZIL WILL FIND IT DIFFICULT TO BEAT PORTUGAL - AT PRESENT RIDING ON THE CREST OF SUCCESS - WITHOUT PELE ON TUESDAY. HIS ABSENCE FROM THE GAME AGAINST HUNGARY LAST FRIDAY MADE BRAZIL AN ORDINARY SIDE.

    IF HUNGARY WIN THEIR MATCH AGAINST BULGARIA ON TUESDAY - AND THEY ARE TIPPED TO DO SO - BRAZIL WOULD HAVE TO GAIN A THREE-GOAL MARGIN AGAINST PORTUGAL TO QUALIFY FOR THE QUARTER-FINALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83P3GK3ARRQC13VKUMANN0O5L
    Media URN:
    VLVA83P3GK3ARRQC13VKUMANN0O5L
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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