• Short Summary

    No-one is happy with the condition of the pitch at Limassol's Tsirion Stadium, where England and Cyprus will play their return European Championship soccer match on Sunday (11 May).

  • Description

    1.
    SV Union Jack flying alongside flag of Cyprus
    0.06

    2.
    GV PAN Football stadium
    0.18

    3.
    SV Man with roller rolling turf PAN TO dried up football pitch (2 shots)
    0.34

    4.
    GV PAN FROM Water spray TO men working on goal net (3 shots)
    0.48

    5.
    TV Cyprus team onto pitch and crowd looking on
    1.00

    6.
    SV Team practising with footballs (4 shots)
    1.28

    7.
    SV England's team manager Don Revie heads English tem from aircraft on arrival in Cyprus (3 shots)
    1.47



    Initials BB/1835 GB/AW/BB/1850


    SPORT: SOCCER

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: No-one is happy with the condition of the pitch at Limassol's Tsirion Stadium, where England and Cyprus will play their return European Championship soccer match on Sunday (11 May).

    It's the first time the new stadium has been used, and large bare patches on the pitch will make the playing surface extremely uneven and slow.

    England's team manager, Don Revie, will delay naming his final side and forming their tactics until he has carried out a minute inspection of the ground.

    Unrest and rioting on Cyprus caused the transfer of the teams' first meeting in this year's championship, from Nicosia to Wembley, where England were untroubled to run out winners 5-0.

    Groundsmen and troops have been working round the clock to improve the condition of the pitch for the Limassol match, but it has been a hopeless task. After this game, the grass will be dug up ... and new seeds will be sown.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADFHP1NMOL6M7YRAC46Z9881EL
    Media URN:
    VLVADFHP1NMOL6M7YRAC46Z9881EL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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