• Short Summary

    WHEN THE ARGENTINE TAKES PART IN SOCCER'S WORLD CUP FINALS IN BRITAIN NEXT JULY ITS PLAYER EXPECTED TO CREATE MOST HAVOC AMONG THE OPPOSITION IS THE YOUNG UBALDO RATTIN, A CENTRE-HALF WHO CAN ALSO PLAY INSIDE-FORWARD.

  • Description

    WHEN THE ARGENTINE TAKES PART IN SOCCER'S WORLD CUP FINALS IN BRITAIN NEXT JULY ITS PLAYER EXPECTED TO CREATE MOST HAVOC AMONG THE OPPOSITION IS THE YOUNG UBALDO RATTIN, A CENTRE-HALF WHO CAN ALSO PLAY INSIDE-FORWARD. RATTIN IS CONSIDERED THE "PIVOT" OF HIS TEAM.

    THE ARGENTINE ARE REGARDED BY SOME AS THE MOST DEFENSIVE FOOTBALL TEAM IN SOUTH AMERICA AND, APART FROM THE BRAZILIAN HOLDERS OF THE CUP, ALSO THE BEST. A LONDON NEWSPAPER RECENTLY FORECAST THAT THE ARGENTINE COULD BECOME THE FIRST WINNERS OF THE WORLD CUP NOT TO HAVE A GOAL SCORED AGAINST THEM - THEMSELVES NOT SCORING MORE THAN A GOAL A MATCH.

    AT ANY RATE, RATTIN IS EXPECTED TO PLAY A BIG PART IN ANY ARGENTINE VICTORY. HIS CLUB IS THE BOCA JUNIORS, AND HIS INTERVENTIONS HAVE OFTEN RESULTED IN THE CLUB WINNING ITS MATCHES. PLAYING FOR THE ARGENTINE, RATTIN IS ALWAYS WELL PLACED WHEN HIS SIDE ATTACKS AND IS AS SKILFUL AT THE GOAL WITH HIS HEAD AS WITH HIS FEET.

    WHEN THE ARGENTINE PLAYED AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION AT THE RIVER PLATE STADIUM IN BUENOS AIRE LAST YEAR, RATTIN - ON NUMBER FIVE - SHOWED HOW HE COULD BE AT ANY PART OF THE FIELD WHEN NECESSARY, LEADING, PUSHING AND BACKING HIS TEAM. DURING THE SECOND HALF IN PARTICULAR THE PLAY DEVELOPED AND RAN AROUND ITS CENTRE-HALF - A TRUE "NUMBER FIVE PUSH FORWARD".

    UBALDO RATTIN IS MARRIED AND THE FATHER OF TWIN DAUGHTERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEDJPW2EO7FJX8NRO9BJ4EC56
    Media URN:
    VLVADEDJPW2EO7FJX8NRO9BJ4EC56
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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