• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: World soccer champions Argentina continued their recent run of poor results with a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Czechoslovakia in Buenos Aires on Wednesday (11 November).But with the World Cup in Spain only seven months away, both sides were hoping for a good result to increase confidence among their players and supporters.

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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (VISNEWS - JORGE CASAL)

    GV Argentina on attack, No. 10 floored in penalty area, referee orders play on
    GV Camera crew on side of pitch
    Czechoslovakia attack, shot from edge of penalty area for first goal
    GV Crowd
    GV Argentina attack, tame shot from striker
    GV Argentina build attack from own half, ball clear by Czech defence
    GV Crowd
    GV Second Half: Attack by Argentina, goalkeeper saves
    GV Crowd
    GV Confusion in Czech defence, Argentina equalise

    Background: INTRODUCTION: World soccer champions Argentina continued their recent run of poor results with a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Czechoslovakia in Buenos Aires on Wednesday (11 November).But with the World Cup in Spain only seven months away, both sides were hoping for a good result to increase confidence among their players and supporters.

    SYNOPSIS: The most notable aspect of this game was the absence of Argentina's star attraction, Diego Maradona, now regarded as the world's best player.He had been suspended by manager Cesar Luis Menotti for missing a training session.The visitors took the lead in the 14th minute through Zdnek Valek.

    Argentina, playing in the black and blue colours, struggled to find the form that won them the World Cup four years ago in front of their own fanatical supporters.Each attack, built carefully from their own half, was smothered by a well-marshalled Czech defence still with a crucial World Cup qualifying game to come against the Soviet Union.

    The home crowd had little to cheer about.At half-time, their heroes were still trailing one-nil.In the second half, the Latin Americans began to play with greater urgency, but an equaliser still eluded them.

    An embarrassing home defeat was only avoided in the 71st minute.Americo Gallego, wearing number five, took advantage of Czech confusion to score the vital goal.
    InitialsBB SPORT: SOCCER Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEL4KUBC34Z3UD729YPWIQJ2KB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL4KUBC34Z3UD729YPWIQJ2KB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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