• Short Summary

    Yugoslavia clinched a place in the finals of the World Cup soccer championship with a convincing one-nil win over Spain at Frankfurt in West Germany on Wednesday (13 February).

  • Description

    Yugoslavia clinched a place in the finals of the World Cup soccer championship with a convincing one-nil win over Spain at Frankfurt in West Germany on Wednesday (13 February).

    Playing before a crowd of 62,000, almost half of them Spanish or Yugoslav nationals, Yugoslavia dominated the game with fast accurate passing and constant attack.

    Commentators described Spain as slow and highly vulnerable to Yugoslavia's counter-attacks.

    The winning goal came in the thirteenth minute when Hajduk Bulgan over-lapped his Spanish opponents on the right flank and passed the ball to Zel Katalinski who attempted a header into the net. He was thwarted by Spanish goalkeeper, Jose Iritar, who then fumbled and dropped the ball giving Katalinski a second and successful attempt.

    There were strong nationalistic overtones throughout the game, with Spanish and Yugoslav supporters firing sky rockets from the packed stands. Finally the chaos brought the game to a complete halt as authorities broadcast a plea for order.

    Yugoslavia will now compete in Group Two of the World Cup play-off facing either Scotland, Brazil or Zaire. The championships begin in June.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8LRW0180UI44W5N8FEV6H6AU1
    Media URN:
    VLVA8LRW0180UI44W5N8FEV6H6AU1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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