• Short Summary

    Despite overcast skies and unseasonal cold weather, football fans from West Germany and Holland were already out on the streets of Munich and congregating outside the Munich Olympic Stadium in the early hours of Sunday morning for the 1974 World Cup Final between their two teams.

  • Description

    Despite overcast skies and unseasonal cold weather, football fans from West Germany and Holland were already out on the streets of Munich and congregating outside the Munich Olympic Stadium in the early hours of Sunday morning for the 1974 World Cup Final between their two teams.

    In Munich City, the main station was the congregating point for West German fans arriving from all parts of the country to cheer on their national team. Using the station s their base, a large number wandered off in to the City to enjoy the local sights and the traffic free streets.

    Both in the City and outside the Stadium, ticket touts were busy from first light with experts predicting that tickets for the final would sell for between 800 and 3000 DM each.

    At the Stadium, the Cup Final atmosphere already dominated the area. With the majority of the fans travelling out on the subway, the grounds around the stadium soon filled with fans discussing the game, buying souveniers, haggling over tickets and all patiently waiting for the gates to open.

    In the background, Police in light green jackets slowly set up the triple checkpoints that will be used to screen all the spectators as they enter the grounds of the Stadium. Other armed police strolled through the gathering crowd as final preparations went on for what may well prove to be one of the finest and hardest fought World Cups in the history of the competition.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA6YKMBXVWO9W0I1RYYAMXUZFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6YKMBXVWO9W0I1RYYAMXUZFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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