• Short Summary

    ISRAEL EMERGED AS STRONG TITLE CONTENDERS WITH A 6-1 VICTORY OVER HONG KONG IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUND OF THE ASIAN SOCCER CUP FINALS IN TEHERAN ON SUNDAY (12 MAY) FOLLOWING A 1-1 DRAW BETWEEN BURMA AND TAIWAN ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

  • Description

    ISRAEL EMERGED AS STRONG TITLE CONTENDERS WITH A 6-1 VICTORY OVER HONG KONG IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUND OF THE ASIAN SOCCER CUP FINALS IN TEHERAN ON SUNDAY (12 MAY) FOLLOWING A 1-1 DRAW BETWEEN BURMA AND TAIWAN ON THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    THE DRAW BETWEEN BURMA AND TAIWAN WAS A FAIR OUTCOME TO A RATHER SCRAPPY GAME PLAYED IN LIGHT DRIZZLE BEFORE A SPARSE CROWD.

    BOTH TEAMS PLAYED ATTRACTIVE MID-FIELD FOOTBALL BUT FAILED TO CREATE OPENINGS NEAR THE GOAL. MANY ATTACKING MOVES BROKE DOWN WHEN PLAYERS WERE TRAPPED OFFSIDE AND NEITHER GOALKEEPER HAD MUCH TO DO.

    BURMA OPENED THE SCORING IN THE 14TH MINUTE WITH A SHOT FROM CENTRE-FORWARD HLA HTAY WHICH LEFT TAIWAN'S GOALKEEPER KWOK CHAU MING UNSIGHTED BY A WALL OF PLAYERS. IN THE SECOND HALF TAIWAN PRESSED HARD FOR AN EQUALISER. IT CAME IN THE 68TH MINUTE AFTER A BREAKAWAY BY THEIR CAPTAIN, WONG CHI KEUNG.

    IN THE FAST, BRUISING ISRAEL-HONG KONG MATCH THE LIGHTWEIGHT HONG KONG TEAM ALLOWED THEIR TALLER, STRONGER OPPONENTS ONLY A ONE-GOAL LEAD AT HALF-TIME.

    ISRAEL'S INSIDE-FORWARDS HIT FIVE GOALS IN A 15-MINUTE SPELL SHORTLY AFTER THE INTERVAL AS THE HONG KONG DEFENCE BEGAN TO TIRE.

    SCORERS FOR ISRAEL, WITH TWO EACH, WERE GIORA SPHIEGEL, MORDECAI SPHIEGELER AND MOSHE ROMANO. YUAN KUAN YICK REPLIED FOR HONG KONG IN THE 75TH MINUTE.

    HONG KONG BEATEN BY IRAN IN AN EARLIER PRELIMINARY MATCH APPEARS TO BE OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR HONOURS. ISRAEL, THE HOLDERS, NOW SHARE THE LEAD WITH IRAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9QG2DRSOKXS3RC896IDFWWXH1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QG2DRSOKXS3RC896IDFWWXH1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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