• Short Summary

    Israel's World Cup soccer team has gone to Addis Ababa the Ethiopian capital which is 8,000 feet (2,400 metres) above sea level, to get used to playing at high altitude.

  • Description

    Israel's World Cup soccer team has gone to Addis Ababa the Ethiopian capital which is 8,000 feet (2,400 metres) above sea level, to get used to playing at high altitude.

    The World Cup games in Mexico in May and June will be played in cities whose altitudes range from 5,600 feet (1,700 metres) to 8.800 feet (2,680 metres).

    Israel are drawn in group 2 against Uruguay, Italy and Sweden. They play against these teams at two the highest grounds in the competition, Puebla, 7,100 feet (2.160 metres) and Toluca, 8,800 feet (2.680 metres).

    Italy is considered the favourite of group 2, but Uruguay are given a good chance of upsetting them. Israel is given only an outside chance of winning the group - and the competition.

    Israel's all amateur team, was considered outsiders in the World Cup qualifying round.... but they fought their way to the top of group 15, defeating Australia, so reach the finals for the first time....and setting off wild scenes in Tel Aviv where thousands were listening to the match on radios.

    They are training hard in the high altitude of Addis Ababa and aim to give a good account of themselves in the next stage of the world football championships.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABX2XCRCUYXREHO7T8TJ13J1ZG
    Media URN:
    VLVABX2XCRCUYXREHO7T8TJ13J1ZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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