• Short Summary

    PELE, THE "KING" OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL, WAS SENT OFF THE FIELD DURING A MATCH BETWEEN HIS OWN TEAM SANTOS AND CRUZEIRO ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description


    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GAME WITH GOALS SCORED BY BOTH TEAMS; PROCOPIO LYING INJURED; PLAYERS, CAMERAMAN AND OFFICIAL SWARM OVER GROUND; PELE WALKS OFF.




    Initials MM/VS/AS/SGM


    SPORT: SOCCER

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    Background: PELE, THE "KING" OF BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL, WAS SENT OFF THE FIELD DURING A MATCH BETWEEN HIS OWN TEAM SANTOS AND CRUZEIRO ON WEDNESDAY. PELE WAS SENT OFF FOR FOULING CRUZEIRO DEFENDER PROCOPIO WHO HAD MANAGED TO KEEP PELE PINNED DOWN AND VIRTUALLY OUT OF THE GAME WHILE CRUZEIRO BEAT SANTOS 6 GOALS TO 2. PROCOPIO WAS ALSO SENT OFF.

    THE MATCH WAS THE FIRST LEG OF BRAZIL'S CUP FINAL AND SANTOS WERE THE FAVOURITE TO WIN. BUT WITH PELE KEPT INACTIVE BY PROCOPIO'S SKILFUL COVERING, CRUZEIRO SCORED FIVE GOALS IN THE FIRST HALF. SANTOS FOUGHT BACK AGAINST HUMILIATING DEFEAT AND MANAGED TO SCORE TWO GOALS BEFORE CRUZEIRO SCORED AGAIN.

    IT WAS THEN THAT PROCOPIO WAS INJURED. PLAYERS, CAMERAMEN AND OFFICIALS SWARMED ABOUT THE FIELD. THE REFEREE ORDERED BOTH PELE AND PROCOPIO OFF THE FIELD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXF9L8G6XUF4QQFTBLX2NLI2N
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXF9L8G6XUF4QQFTBLX2NLI2N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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