• Short Summary

    THE MEMBERS OF THE SWISS WORLD CUP SQUAD HAVE BEGUN INTENSIVE TRAINING FOR THEIR FIRST WORLD CUP MATCH AGAINST WEST GERMANY AT SHEFFIELD NO TUESDAY.

  • Description

    THE MEMBERS OF THE SWISS WORLD CUP SQUAD HAVE BEGUN INTENSIVE TRAINING FOR THEIR FIRST WORLD CUP MATCH AGAINST WEST GERMANY AT SHEFFIELD NO TUESDAY.

    THE SWISS TEAM IS AMONG THE OUTSIDERS IN THE WORLD CUP PROGRAMME, BUT EXPERTS DO NOT UNDER ESTIMATE THE ABILITIES OF 22 PLAYERS REPRESENTING THE COUNTRY.

    IN 1938 SWITZERLAND REACHED THE QUARTER-FINAL STAGE; IN 1950 IN SOUTH AMERICA THEY FORCED A STRONG BRAZILIAN SIDE TO A DRAW; IN 1954 THEY ELIMINATED ITALY; AND, AGAINST ALL ODDS, THEY QUALIFIED FOR THE 1962 WORLD CUP COMPETITION IN CHILE.

    THE SWISS TEAM IS PROBABLY UNIQUE IN THAT ITS MEMBERS ARE ALL PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS.

    THE TEAM'S TRAINING AND ORGANISATION HAS BEEN IMPROVED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DOCTOR ALFREDO FONI, THE MANAGER, A FORMER ITALIAN INTERNATIONAL PLAYER.

    SWITZERLAND QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CUP BY ELIMINATING NORTHERN IRELAND AND HOLLAND.

    DURING THE WORLD CUP MATCHES SWITZERLAND IS EXPECTED TO ADOPT A FOUR-TWO-FOUR COMBINATION WHICH HAS PROVED SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA89JU6R8QDC1ER6WBL6XJD318F
    Media URN:
    VLVA89JU6R8QDC1ER6WBL6XJD318F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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