• Short Summary

    THERE WERE WILD SCENES OF JUBILATION AMOUNTING TO A NEAR-RIOT WHEN THE SOCCER CLUB, RACING CLUB, BECAME THE ARGENTINE CHAMPIONS ON SUNDAY BY BEATING SAN LORENZO 2-0 AT THEIR MATCH AT AVELLANEDA, IN BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE.

  • Description

    THERE WERE WILD SCENES OF JUBILATION AMOUNTING TO A NEAR-RIOT WHEN THE SOCCER CLUB, RACING CLUB, BECAME THE ARGENTINE CHAMPIONS ON SUNDAY BY BEATING SAN LORENZO 2-0 AT THEIR MATCH AT AVELLANEDA, IN BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE. RACING CLUB SET A NEW ARGENTINE RECORD BY LOSING ONLY ONE MATCH IN THEIR LAST 38.

    FANATICAL RACING CLUB SUPPORTERS BEGAN THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS BEFORE THE MATCH STARTED, CHANTING, WAVING THEIR BANNERS, AND THREATENING TO SWARM ONTO THE GROUND. DURING THE MATCH, RIVAL FACTIONS SUPPORTING THE TWO CLUBS THREW FIRE CRACKERS, STONES AND OTHER MISSILES ONTO THE GROUND. POLICE HELD BACK THE SURGING CROWD WHILE OTHERS STOOD BY WITH TEAR GAS GUNS AT THE READY.

    RACING CLUB FANS STARTED CELEBRATING THEIR SIDE'S VICTORY EVEN BEFORE THE FINISH, SINGING AND DANCING WILDLY IN THE STANDS. AFTER THE MATCH,THE RACING CLUB TEAM DID AN "OLYMPIC TROT" AROUND THE GROUNDS AS THEIR SUPPORTERS REACHED A STAGE APPROACHING HYSTERIA IN THE STANDS. THE FANS CONTINUED THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS OF JUBILATION IN THE STREETS OF AVELLANEDA, SINGING AND DANCING AND WAVING BANNERS AND UMBRELLAS PAINTED WITH RACING CLUB'S COLOURS.

    (ARGENTINE MAY HAVE THEIR ENTRY FOR THE NEXT WORLD CUP IN 1970 REFUSED, AS A RESULT OF THE MATCH BEHAVIOUR OF THEIR TEAM DURING THIS YEAR'S WORLD CUP SERIES IN LONDON, WHICH WAS WON FOR THE FIRST TIME BY ENGLAND'S TEAM. THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS AFTER THE ARGENTINE-ENGLAND MATCH -- WON 1--0 BY ENGLAND. THREE ARGENTINE PLAYERS WERE SUSPENDED FROM INTERNATIONAL MATCHES FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS FOR ALLEGED MISBEHAVIOUR.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8IW0ULRJAO90SKDEXGU1EAS68
    Media URN:
    VLVA8IW0ULRJAO90SKDEXGU1EAS68
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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