• Short Summary

    Soccer, and France, who are still trying to qualify for the 1978 World Cup finals, have travelled to South America o gain further international experience.

  • Description

    Soccer, and France, who are still trying to qualify for the 1978 World Cup finals, have travelled to South America o gain further international experience.

    SYNOPSIS: In their first game -- on Sunday (26 June) -- France, playing from right to left in the white shorts, met Argentina, the hosts for the World Cup finals. The visitors soon had the Argentine defence under pressure, but poor finishing prevented them scoring.

    France currently lead their European qualifying group with three points from three matches, but have only one match left o play. Argentina, as the host nation, have already qualified for the finals, but are playing a series of friendly internationals in preparation.

    The French forwards were not the only ones guilty of poor shooting. Argentina missed an easy goal from a free kick just outside the penalty area.

    Both sides found it hard to keep their feet on a slippery pitch, and both attacks suffered. Here were glimpses of good midfield play, but often the good work was wasted through poor forward work.

    The bad shooting and good goalkeeping combined to give a scoreless draw which left the 60,000 crowd dissatisfied with the home side's performance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9AWV60ZFVT2JJ6OSN4KZW9YZ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AWV60ZFVT2JJ6OSN4KZW9YZ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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