• Short Summary

    BULGARIA JOLTED WORLD CHAMPIONS ENGLAND BY HOLDING THE HOME TEAM DOWN TO A 1-1 DRAW IN AN INTERNATIONAL MATCH PLAYED AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

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    BULGARIA JOLTED WORLD CHAMPIONS ENGLAND BY HOLDING THE HOME TEAM DOWN TO A 1-1 DRAW IN AN INTERNATIONAL MATCH PLAYED AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY). BOTH GOALS CAME DURING THE FIRST HALF.

    BULGARIA, PLAYING ONLY THEIR SECOND GAME AGAINST THE SENIOR ENGLAND SIDE, TOOK THE LEAD AFTER 33 MINUTES WHEN CENTRE-FORWARD GEORGI ASPAROUKNOV RACED THROUGH TO SCORE WITH A FINE SHOT FROM 15 YARDS (METRES).

    ENGLAND EQUALISED THROUGH WORLD CUP STAR GEOFF HURST WITHIN THREE MINUTES, AND DESPITE MANY CHANCES OF CRUSHING THE BULGARIANS FAILED TO SCORE AGAIN.

    AFTER A HECTIC START, IN WHICH ENGLAND APPEARED DOMINANT, BOTH SIDES SETTLED DOWN TO RELAXED FOOTBALL. BULGARIA HAD SOME ANXIOUS MOMENTS MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST HALF WHEN THE BALL BOBBED ABOUT DANGEROUSLY IN THEIR AREA, BUT ASPAROUKOV'S GOAL GAVE THEM A MEASURE OF CONFIDENCE. AFTER HURST HAD EQUALISED, ENGLAND MADE CONCERTED EFFORTS TO GO AHEAD BUT WERE CONTINUALLY BAULKED BY FINE SAVES FROM THE BULGARIAN GOALKEEPER SIMEON SIMEONOV WHO BAULKED THREE CANNONBALL SHOTS FROM CHARLTON AND TWO FROM PETERS.

    ENGLAND DICTATED THE SECOND HALF, WITH FRANCIS LEE - MAKING HIS INTERNATIONAL DEBUT - PROMINENT ON THE RIGHT WING AND COMBINING CLEVERLY WITH COLIN BELL. BUT THE GALLANT BULGARIAN DEFENCE HELD OUT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FPW9W49FUMQNHUYU3N3CBE5E
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FPW9W49FUMQNHUYU3N3CBE5E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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