• Short Summary

    GREECE WON A THREE-GOAL LEAD OVER GREAT BRITAIN IN THE SECOND LEG OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFYING TIE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), PLAYED AT THE NEW KARAISKAKI STADIUM, PIRAEUS.

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    GREECE WON A THREE-GOAL LEAD OVER GREAT BRITAIN IN THE SECOND LEG OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFYING TIE YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), PLAYED AT THE NEW KARAISKAKI STADIUM, PIRAEUS. THE GREEK SIDE HAD AN UNEXPECTEDLY EASY VICTORY AND QUALIFIED FOR THE NEXT ROUND - AGAINST CZECHOSLOVAKIA. MOST MEMBERS OF THE GREEK TEAM WERE PROFESSIONALS AND THE CHANCES OF THIS WINNING TEAM CONTINUING AS AN OLYMPICS SIDE ARE REMOTE. THE GREEK COUNCIL OF STATE HAS UPHELD A DECISION OF THE GREEK OLYMPIC COMMITTEE DISQUALIFYING THE GREEK FOOTBALL FEDERATION AS AN AMATEUR ORGANISATION BECAUSE IT HAD FAILED TO DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN AMATEURS AND PROFESSIONALS.

    IN YESTERDAY'S MATCH, THE GREEKS SWEPT FORWARD FROM THE KICK-OFF SCORING THEIR FIRST GOAL WITHIN THREE MINUTES. FROM THEN ON, THEY HELD THE INITIATIVE, SUFFERING ONLY A BRIEF SETBACK WHEN BRITISH CENTRE-FORWARD BUCHANAN SCORED AN EQUALISER. ONE MINUTE AFTER THE RE-START, GREECE DREW AHEAD AGAIN AND CONTINUED A FIERCE OFFENSIVE, NETTING TWO MORE GOALS, UNTIL THE FINAL WHISTLE.

    NEARLY 20,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE MATCH WHICH STARTED WITH ONE MINUTE'S SILENCE IN MEMORY OF THE LATE KING PAUL OF GREECE. THE FLAGS OF BRITAIN, ISRAEL (THE REFEREE WAS AN ISRAELI) AND GREECE FLEW AT HALF-MAST AND THE GREEK PLAYERS WORE BLACK ARMBANDS.

    THE TWO TEAMS WERE:
    GREECE: PASCHALIS: KAMPOURLAZOS, VASSILEIOU; MAVRIDES, LIAROS, SOURMPIS; KYRIAKOU, PAPAZOGLOU, PAPAIOANNOU, SKEVOFYLAX, POMONES.

    GREAT BRITAIN: KENNEDY: MARTIN, ROBERTSON; ASHWORTH, LAW, TOWNSEND; CAMPBELL, LINDSAY, BUCHANAN, QUAIL, HARVEY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADY65HQ7H1YZVP58N7JER9KGAT
    Media URN:
    VLVADY65HQ7H1YZVP58N7JER9KGAT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1964
    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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