• Short Summary

    Soccer, and in one of the final run-up matches, to the American Cup, Brazil overwhelmed Uruguay by five goals to one, in Rio's giant Maracana Stadium.

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    Soccer, and in one of the final run-up matches, to the American Cup, Brazil overwhelmed Uruguay by five goals to one, in Rio's giant Maracana Stadium.

    SYNOPSIS: The first goal, though, went to Uruguay. Centre forward Victorino scored 21-minutes into the first half.

    The lead was short-lived. Four minutes later Brazil's defender Edinho struck a long shot that beat Uruguay's goalkeeper for the equalising goal.

    Ten minutes later came Brazil's second goal, scored by the game's star, centre forward Socrates.

    Brazil's third came two minutes later, scored this time by winger Nilton Batata, from a pass by Zico.

    Seven minutes from the end of the first half, Socrates scored his second, half Brazil's fourth goal...this time with a header.

    The pace of the game fell away in the second half. Brazil's manager, Claudio Coutinho, had been hoping for stronger opposition than Brazil had met earlier in the month, with 6-0 win over Uruguay. Four minutes from the end Brazilian substitute Eder, took advantage of a defensive mistake to score the only goal of the half. For Brazil, it was an easy victory. For Uruguay's manager, Raul Betancor - evidence of how far his young team, whose average age is only 22, has to go before they reach world class again.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAUWIPMTIK5NHIVGRVNQE162GT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUWIPMTIK5NHIVGRVNQE162GT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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