• Short Summary

    West Germany, the World Cup holders, were held to a two-all draw by Greece in Athens when they opened their defence of the European Soccer Championship on Wednesday (20 November).

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    West Germany, the World Cup holders, were held to a two-all draw by Greece in Athens when they opened their defence of the European Soccer Championship on Wednesday (20 November).

    The Germans, including only six of the team who beat Holland 2-1 in the World Cup final in Munich is July, twice came from behind to share the honours in Wednesday's Group Eight qualifying match.

    Greece led one-nil at half time.

    SYNOPSIS: In Athens on Thursday, Greece, in the light-coloured shirts, held World Cup winners West Germany to a two-all draw in the opening round of the european Soccer championship.

    The Germans, who had only six of their World Cup side in the team, lacked cohesion in the first half.

    Greece opened the scoring in the twelfth minute of the match, when Delikaris netted the ball after a corner.

    Down one-nil into the second half, the Germans were more settled, and spirited play forced the Greeks into costly errors.

    From this corner, and the resulting confusion around the Greek goalmouth, Cullmann fired neatly into the nets to bring about the equaliser.

    But it didn't take the Greeks long to put themselves back into the match.

    They took the lead again when Eleftherakis scored.

    That goal stung West Germany into renewed attacks.

    The equaliser came only minutes before full time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8IM6H2LHORZZV813LSGSJ6Y33
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IM6H2LHORZZV813LSGSJ6Y33
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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