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    Italy, World Cup Finalists 1970, showed their usual defensive skill as they held England and eventually beat them in a friendly soccer international at Wembley on Wednesday (November 14).

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    Italy, World Cup Finalists 1970, showed their usual defensive skill as they held England and eventually beat them in a friendly soccer international at Wembley on Wednesday (November 14).

    Fabio Capello scored Italy's breakaway goal three minutes from time after English goalkeeper Shilton dropped Chinaglia's strong cross.

    Italy have qualified for next year's world cup and they have not lost for thirteen games or conceded a goal in the last ten. Goalkeeper Dino Zoff once more made fine saves but several English shots scraped the Italian posts, and England might well have had a penalty in the first half when Spinosi held Clarke.

    The few near misses did not worry the Italian defence and England who were knocked out of the World Cup by Poland last month were once more unable to score goals despite long periods of attack.

    SYNOPSIS: Nineteen Seventy World Cup finalists Italy in dark shirts kicked off inn their friendly international against England at Wembley on Wednesday. Italy had not lost for twelve games, but only five sides have ever beaten England at Wembley. England were soon on the attack.

    Poland knocked England out of next year's world cup in a qualifying round last month Italy have an even stronger defence and they are also capable of quick breakaway attacks. This shot stretched England goalkeeper Shilton.

    Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff had not conceded a goal for more than ten games and he showed why as England's Tony Curry hit a powerful shot.

    England's best half chance fell to Colin Bell.

    England might well have had a penalty when Spinosi held Clarke in the first half but there was no score as England started the second half.

    The Italian attack forced Shilton to another fine save.

    Zoff at the other end made an even better save from Hughes.

    Hughes tried again, but with no more success.

    Than as England tried, Italy snatched a late winner. Three minutes from time Chinaglia beat Moore for speed and Shilton dropped the cross. Capello snapped up an easy opportunity.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE685DYD2XDRSCGS5CH2GZTA2I
    Media URN:
    VLVAE685DYD2XDRSCGS5CH2GZTA2I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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