The world-famous Liverpool soccer team was held to a 1-1 draw by a select Sudanese eleven in a match in Khartoum on December 20.
1. BBC: TRAVELLING SHOTS Crowds lining Khartoum streets. (2 SHOTS) 0.07
2. SV President Nimeiri. 0.14
3. SVs Liverpool come out on pitch filmed by Sudan TV cameraman. (2 SHOTS) 0.30
4. SV & GV Sudanese TV commentator talking and British fans in crowd. (2 SHOTS) 0.43
5. SV PAN Crowds cheering. 0.50
6. GV Sudanese goal scored by number 7, Suksuk (Sudan TV). 1.07
7. SV President Nimeiri watching match. 1.13
8. GV Dalglish scoring for Liverpool. (Sudan TV) 1.26
9. SV Sudanese cheerleader leading crowd. 1.32
10. SV Players exchanging shirts. 1.38
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Background: KHARTOUM, SUDAN
The world-famous Liverpool soccer team was held to a 1-1 draw by a select Sudanese eleven in a match in Khartoum on December 20. The European Cup favourites were in the country at the personal invitation of the president, Jafaar Nimeiri, who asked them three years ago when he was on a private visit to the UK. The people of Khartoum have seen Liverpool on television many times - courtesy of their TV service which shows matches from the UK every week. This match was televised live, and the thousands packed into the Khartoum Football Stadium roared their approval when their team went ahead early in the second half. Their number 7, Suksuk, beat Grobbelar in the Liverpool goal with a fine shot. President Nimeiri was among the crowd, as were eighty-two expatriate Britons, waving the Union Jack. As the temperature in the stadium began to fall, Liverpool started to apply pressure on the Sudanese defence. They eventually equalised with just four minutes to go, when Kenny Dalglish lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper. After the match, the players exchanged shirts in the traditional fashion, and the fifty thousand supporters went home happy to have seen the game - and one of their favourite television soccer sides.
Source: SUDAN TELEVISION AND BBC