A record soccer crowd for Japan, 65,000 people saw All-Japan defeated three-one in their friendly match against the Untied States team, Cosmos of New York, on Wednesday (September 14).
TV ZOOM OUT AND PAN: All-Japan, in dark blue shirts and playing right to left, kicking off against New York Cosmos of USA, in all-white strip, in soccer match in Tokyo, and retaining possession of ball until Cosmos's player intercepts.
TV: Cosmos number 6 passing to number 16; number 16 evading two tackles and passing to Giorgio Chinaglia, and Chinaglia scoring goal.
LV: Scoreboard showing Cosmos 1, Japan nil.
LV PAN: Cosmos attacking long, low shot at goal parried by All-Japan goalkeeper; ball rebounding to Nadrenko Topic, Topic scoring Cosmos' second goal; and Pele embracing Topic.
LV: Scoreboard at half-time showing Cosmos 2, All-Japan nil.
GV: All-Japan attacking in second half but shot at goal going wild.
GV PAN: Cosmos attacking and awarded corner-kick.
GV: Pele heading wide of goal off corner.
SV: Crowd cheering
GV PAN: Cosmos goal-keeper Erol Yasin saving penalty kick.
GV: Cosmos number 14, Nelsi Morias, scoring team's third goal.
LV: Scoreboard showing Cosmos 3, All-Japan nil.
GV: Referee signalling end of game.
GV: Scoreboard showing sign 'Sayonara (farewell) Pele'.
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Background: A record soccer crowd for Japan, 65,000 people saw All-Japan defeated three-one in their friendly match against the Untied States team, Cosmos of New York, on Wednesday (September 14). The game was billed as a 'Sayonara to Pele' - a farewell match for the Brazilian star who's been playing for Cosmos this season, and is leaving them to go back home.
SYNOPSIS: All-Japan, in the dark blue - playing right to left, kicked off against the visitors, who were playing their last in a series of games there. But the inferior home side quickly lost possession of the ball.
A neat series of Cosmos passes in the 16th minute set up Italian Giorgio Chinaglia for their first goal - and he made no mistakes.
Cosmos one, All-Japan nil - and the visitors pressed ahead. A 23rd minute attack was parried once but Yugoslav Nadrenko topic picked up the rebound to score. Pele was quick to congratulate him.
All-Japan tried to rally in the second half, but repeatedly failed.
It was the biggest audience at the stadium since the 1964 Olympic Games there, but even the huge partisan crowd failed to swing the game in All-Japan's favour. A corner to Cosmos.
Super-star Pele, who's something of a hero even in Japan, failed his fans - but they still cheered.
Cosmos' Turkish goalkeeper Erol Yasin did sterling service for the Americans.
Nelsi Morias of Brazil made it three-nil for Cosmos - aptly named for their cosmopolitan make-up. It came in the 81st minute.
All-Japan's only goal came from Keizo Imai three minutes later - but it was too close to the end of the game for any significant counter-attack.