• Short Summary

    EVERY GREAT SOCCER-PLAYING NATION WILL COMPETE FOR FINAL PLACES IN THE 1966 WORLD CUP BEING STAGED IN ENGLAND.

  • Description

    EVERY GREAT SOCCER-PLAYING NATION WILL COMPETE FOR FINAL PLACES IN THE 1966 WORLD CUP BEING STAGED IN ENGLAND. IF ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD THE INCOME FROM ALL THE MATCHES PLAYED IS EXPECTED TO BE NEARLY GBP2 MILLION.

    TODAY (SATURDAY), AT A F.I.F.A. (FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS) "BUREAU" MEETING IN LONDON, A FOOTBALL WAS CHOSEN FOR USE IN THE FINALS IN JULY NEXT YEAR. NO LESS THAN 150 BALLS -- FROM SEVEN BRITISH AND TWO OVERSEAS MANUFACTURERS -- WERE TESTED.

    SIR STANLEY ROUS, SECRETARY OF F.I.R.A., AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE FEDERATION, MET AT THE WORLD CUP ORGANISATION'S HEADQUARTERS AT THE WHITE CITY TO EXAMINE THE BALLS THAT HAVE BEEN ENTERED.

    THE FOOTBALL LAWS SAY THE BALL MUST NOT BE MORE THAN 28 INCHES (0.71 METRES) AND NOT LESS THAN 27 INCHES (0.68 METRES) IN CIRCUMFERENCE. THE WEIGHT MUST BE NOT LESS THAN 14 OUNCES (396 GRAMMES) AND NOT MORE THAN 16 OUNCES (453 GRAMMES).

    (THE HOST OF OVERSEAS FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS COMING TO ENGLAND FOR NEXT YEAR'S WORLD CUP ARE BEING WARNED TO BE SURE OF HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AS WELL AS MATCH TICKETS. THE PROBLEM OF LOOKING AFTER THE WORLD'S SOCCER SUPPORTERS -- 50,000 ARE EXPECTED IN LONDON ALONE -- IS MADE WORSE BY THE SEASONAL HOLIDAY DEMANDS OF JULY.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAVJR8NKXNH4OKM5VOXZQLWH8W
    Media URN:
    VLVAAVJR8NKXNH4OKM5VOXZQLWH8W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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