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.
TOP VIEW PAN France playing from right to left and wearing white shorts kick off and attack down right wing after midfield play.
GV France continue attack, cross ball and Argentine goalkeeper punches away ball.
LV AND TOP VIEW Crowd watch midfield play. (2 shots)
LV AND TOP VIEW Crowd watch as Argentina take free kick outside penalty area and Argentine forward misses easy goal chance, goalkeeper part clears, and then collects cross from Argentine player. (2 shots)
GV TOP VIEW PAN Crowd watch as Argentina attack down middle and ball crosses goalmouth. (2 shots)
LV AND TOP VIEW Crowd watch as Argentina take corner and France bring ball upfield. (2 shots)
TOP VIEW Linesman moving with paly.
TOP VIEW France attack down right wing where ball is crossed and French forward hits ball onto goal post and another French player shoots rebounding ball wide.
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Background: 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.