• Short Summary

    IN FLORENCE LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY), ENGLAND WERE BEATEN 1-0 BY YUGOSLAVIA IN THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP.

  • Description

    IN FLORENCE LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY), ENGLAND WERE BEATEN 1-0 BY YUGOSLAVIA IN THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP. THE ONLY GOAL WAS SCORED IN THE 87TH MINUTE.

    A DULL, FOUL-STREWN MATCH CULMINATED IN AN EXPLOSIVE FINAL FIVE MINUTES, THE CLIMAX BEING REACHED WHEN DZAJIC SLAMMED HOME A HIGH DROPPING CROSS FROM PETKOVIC. THIS GOAL SETTLED THE MATCH AND EARNED YUGOSLAVIA A PLACE IN THE FINAL AGAINST ITALY, TO BE PLAYED IN ROME ON SATURDAY.

    AFTER BEING UNBEATEN FOR FIVE YEARS ON THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT, ENGLAND HAVE NOW LOST TWICE IN SUCCESSIVE GAMES -- ON SATURDAY THEY WERE BEATEN 1-0 BY WEST GERMANY IN A FRIENDLY MATCH IN HANOVER.

    SYNOPSIS: BUT ENGLAND WAS DESTINED TO LOSE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO SUCCESSIVE GAMES, AFTER BEING UNBEATEN FOR FIVE YEARS ON THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT. ON SATURDAY, THEY WERE BEATEN 1-0 BY WEST GERMANY IN A FRIENDLY MATCH IN HANOVER, POSING A PROBLEM FOR SELECTORS IN THEIR EFFORTS TO FIND A TEAM CAPABLE OF RETAINING THE WORLD CUP IN MEXICO IN 1970.

    TOWARDS THE END, IT SEEMED THAT THE MATCH WOULD FOLLOW THE PATTERN OF THE EARLIER SEMI-FINAL BETWEEN ITALY AND THE SOVIET UNION AND GO INTO EXTRA TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJI7SNS0KP62JZ4WCHJD01AH0
    Media URN:
    VLVABJI7SNS0KP62JZ4WCHJD01AH0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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