• Short Summary

    West Germany - runners up to England in the 1966 World Football Cup - arrived in Mexico City today (May 19) to begin their final preparations for the 1970 World Cup competition.

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    West Germany - runners up to England in the 1966 World Football Cup - arrived in Mexico City today (May 19) to begin their final preparations for the 1970 World Cup competition.

    With typical Ge man punctuality, the Lufthanse jet touched down at Mexico City Airport on the minute and the players left the flight to receive Mexican sombreros and a welcome from a Mexican mariachi band which played them into the terminal.

    One time holders of the Jules Rimet trophy, the West Germans just checked through Mexico City airport before boarding another flight to the provisional city of Leon where they will play their first game on June 3 against the team from Morocco. To claim a place in the Quarter Finals, the Germans will have to secure major points from their games with Morocco, Peru and Bulgaria.

    In fact, the West Germans are among the strongly fancied teams to reach the World Cup Final and many are wondering of there will be a repeat of the 1966 Wembley final when they went down to England in extra time.

    The main problem for the Germans in seeking to regain the trophy they won in 1954 has been the counter claims of club and country. Couch Helmut Schoen has had a difficult time getting his team together against the counter claims of First Division Club managers.

    But, despite this handicap, the West Germans came through their World Cup Group strongly and finally qualified with a 3-2 win over Scotland in Hamburg last October.

    With some of the older stars now fading from the picture, West German hopes will be pinned on younger newcomers HOTTGES (SHOT 12 ROLL ONE), FICHTEL (SHOT 15 AT DESK ROLL ONE) and MANGLITZ (SHOT ONE ROLL TWO)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SO8FJ33XPX4CE36AHL071DEM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SO8FJ33XPX4CE36AHL071DEM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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