• Short Summary

    BRAZIL, THE FORMER WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONS, GAINED THEIR FOURTH SUCCESSIVE VICTORY IN GROUP TWO OF THE CURRENT WORLD CUP QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT AT RIO DE JANEIRO ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 21ST) WHEN THEY CRUSHED A WEAKENED COLOMBIAN TEAM TO A RESOUNDING 6 - 2 VICTORY.

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    BRAZIL, THE FORMER WORLD CUP SOCCER CHAMPIONS, GAINED THEIR FOURTH SUCCESSIVE VICTORY IN GROUP TWO OF THE CURRENT WORLD CUP QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT AT RIO DE JANEIRO ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 21ST) WHEN THEY CRUSHED A WEAKENED COLOMBIAN TEAM TO A RESOUNDING 6 - 2 VICTORY.

    THE COLOMBIANS PUT UP A GALLANT FIGHT, BUT WERE NO MATCH FOR THE BRILLIANT BRAZILIANS, LED BY TOSTAO AND PELE. ONLY AN INSPIRED AND ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE BY COLOMBIAN GOAL-KEEPER QUINTANA PREVENTED THE BRAZILIAN SCORE FROM SOARING EVEN HIGHER.

    PLAYING THEIR FIRST HOME GAME OF THE GROUP SERIES AT THE MARACANAN STADIUM, THE BRAZILIANS JUMPED INTO A COMMANDING POSITION WITH THE FIRST GOAL OF THE MATCH, SCORED FOR THEM BY TOSTAO -- WHO LATER WAS TO MAKE THE SCORE 2-NIL IN BRAZIL'S FAVOUR.

    THE OTHER FOUR BRAZILIAN GOALS WERE SCORED BY PELE, EDU, JAIRZINHO AND RIVERINHO. MEZA AND GALLEGO SCORED COLUMBIA'S TWO GOALS.

    IN THIS YEAR'S WORLD CUP ROUND, BRAZIL HAVE SO FAR SCORED 16 GOALS AND CONCEDED ONLY TWO. THEY HEAD THE GROUP WITH A MAXIMUM EIGHT POINTS, TWO MORE THAN PARAGUAY, THEIR ONLY SERIOUS CHALLENGERS FOR GROUP HONOURS.

    THE SAME NIGHT AS THE BRAZIL-COLOMBIA MATCH, PARAGUAY PLAYED AND BEAT VENEZUELA 1-0 IN ASUNCION. IT WAS THEIR THIRD CUP WIN IN FOUR GAMES, HAVING LOST TO BRAZIL THE PREVIOUS SUNDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA90GJXR9MRTGRKK5553P3T69AX
    Media URN:
    VLVA90GJXR9MRTGRKK5553P3T69AX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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