• Short Summary

    BRAZIL ARE FAVOURITES TO WIN THE WORLD CUP SOCCER CUP WHEN THE FINALS ARE PLAYED OFF IN ENGLAND IN JULY.

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    MEMBERS OF 45 STRONG BRAZILIAN WORLD CUP SQUAD RELAXING ROUND A POOL IN THE GROUNDS OF THEIR HOTEL AT TERESOPOLIS; BOARDING BUSES TO TRAINING GROUND; PLAYERS TRAINING. PLAYERS SHOWN ON THE FILM INCLUDE GILMAR, THE GOALKEEPER IN BOTH THE 1958 AND 1962 SIDES; ALTAIR, THE FULLBACK, WHO ALSO PLAYED IN THE TWO VICTORIOUS WORLD CUP FINALS; ORLANDO, A FULLBACK WHO WAS IN THE 1958 TEAM; AND LIMA HALF-BACK WHO PLAYS FOR SANTOS, THE BRAZILIAN CLUB.




    Initials AA/V/CT/EC


    SPORT: SOCCER

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    Background: BRAZIL ARE FAVOURITES TO WIN THE WORLD CUP SOCCER CUP WHEN THE FINALS ARE PLAYED OFF IN ENGLAND IN JULY. IF THE BRAZILIANS WIN IT WILL BE THE FIRST TREBLE TRIUMPH IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD CUP COMPLETION. THE BRAZILIANS WILL THEN RETAIN THE CUP PERMANENTLY, BUT THEY HAVE ALREADY SAID THEY WILL PRESENT A NEW TROPHY CALLED THE "WINSTON CHURCHILL CUP". SYNONYMOUS WITH BRAZIL IS PELE, THE WORLD'S GREATEST FOOTBALLER. IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS A DOZEN WORLD CLASS PLAYERS, PELE, THE INSIDE-LEFT, STILL STANDS OUT AS THE EMPEROR OF FOOTBALLERS.

    BRAZIL'S TRAINING APPROACH TO A THIRD WORLD CUP WIN IN TECHNICALLY MASTERFUL. 45 PLAYERS WERE CHOSEN TO FORM THE INITIAL WORLD CUP SQUAD, AND AMARILDO, WHO BRILLIANTLY DEPUTISED FOR THE INJURED PELE IN THE 1962 COMPETITION, MAY BE ADDED TO THE LIST. OF THE 45 PLAYERS ORIGINALLY PICKED, NINE HAVE PREVIOUS WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE. THE TEAM IS MANAGED BY VICENTE FEOLA. HE COACHED THE 1958 SIDE AND WAS ADVISOR TO THE 1962 TEAM. AT 17 STONE (108 KILOS), IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT HE IS KNOWN AS "O GORDO", (THE FAT ONE).

    BACKING THE PLAYERS IS A HUGE ENTOURAGE OF DOCTORS, PSYCHIATRISTS, DENTISTS AND MASSEURS. EVERY PLAYER AS UNDERGONE TWENTY-TWO SEARCHING MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS BY THE 45 DOCTORS.

    THE WHOLE WORLD CUP OPERATION IS UNDER THE COMMAND OF JEAN HAVELLANGE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE BRAZILIAN SPORTS CONFEDERATION. HE SAYS THAT RESEARCH FOR THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION BEGAN THREE YEAR'S AGO WITH A DETAILED STUDY OF BRITAIN'S WEATHER, FOOTBALL FIELDS, AND FOOD. THE PLAYERS ARE ALREADY EATING ENGLISH-STYLE FOOD AS THEY WILL NOT BE TAKING THEIR OWN CHEF. BETWEEN NOW AND MID JUNE THE BRAZILIANS ARE PLAYING TEN INTERNATIONALS. TWO GAMES EACH AGAINST WALES, CHILE, PARAGUAY, POLAND, AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA. THE FINAL CUP SQUAD OF 22 WILL BE NAMED ON JUNE 22ND AND APART FROM PELE, THERE'S LITTLE CERTAINTY ABOUT THE COMPOSITION OF THE REST OF THE TEAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKXBV95W4BW3YO5DI1ITYZRGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVACKXBV95W4BW3YO5DI1ITYZRGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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