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    COLOMBIA/NEW YORK, USA/ZURICH, SWITZERLAND/MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, famous for his diplomatic shuttle missions in the Middle East, is leading a new diplomatic mission aimed at making the United States the host country for the final round of the 1986 World Cup.

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    OCTOBER 1982 - COLOMBIA: (VISLIB):
    1. SV Colombian President Belisario Betancur speaking (SPANISH SOT) 0.16
    1975 - U.S.A.:
    2. SV (SLOW MOTION) Pele scoring goal for New York Cosmos (3 shots) 0.31
    1978 - U.S.A.:
    3. GV Geiorgio Chinaglia scoring a goal for New York Cosmos 0.37
    RECENT - U.S.A.:
    4. SVs U.S. sponsored commercial to get US to be able to host the 1986 World Cup (5 shots) 0.57
    MAY 18, 1979 - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND:
    5. SVs President of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Joao Havelange speaking (FRENCH SOT) (2 shots) 1.27
    APRIL 14, 1983 - MEXICO CITY, MEXICO:
    6. GV Aztec stadium in Mexico City 1.36
    7. GVs & SVs FIFA committee inspecting the stadium (5 shots) 2.10
    8. GV & SV FIFA committee inspecting the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City (3 shots) 2.25
    MAY 1983 - U.S.A.: (BBC):
    9. SV Henry Kissinger speaking (SOT) 2.58
    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE NINE):
    KISSINGER: "I am going tomorrow to Stockholm. I, frankly, am not very optimistic, because it seems to me that some preliminary decisions have already been made. But I hope that we will be given a chance to present our case and to be given an equitable chance at this, and either we will be awarded the games or at least that people will delay a decision and send an inspection team here to look at our facilities and then make a judgement after they have visited all the concerned countries."
    InitialsJE/BB

    SPORT: WORLD CUP FOOTBALL
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: COLOMBIA/NEW YORK, USA/ZURICH, SWITZERLAND/MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

    Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, famous for his diplomatic shuttle missions in the Middle East, is leading a new diplomatic mission aimed at making the United States the host country for the final round of the 1986 World Cup. He has flown to Stockholm where on May 20 soccer's governing body, the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) will announce the new host country. The United States became interested after Colombia, which was to have hosted the event, pulled out last year. The Colombian President, Belisario Betanour, said that his country could not afford the additional costs of building new soccer stadiums and providing the facilities for the tournament. Soccer is a relatively new sport in the USA but its clubs have already spent millions of dollars on importing the great starts. For instance the New York Cosmos have hired Pele from Brazil and Geiorgo Chinaglia from Italy. The clubs' backers hope that a World Cup tournament in the US would popularise the sport and television commercials have been made to attract sponsors and generally advance the US case. But the Americans' argument has so far failed to impress FIFA and a sub-committee has dismissed their claims and Canada's. The committee members said that the stadiums were too far apart in the USA and Canada offered too few -- nine instead of 12. The committee said they would recommend Mexico, which has already staged the finals in 1970. Mexico met all the requirements, said the committee members, and after inspecting the Mexican facilities, including the Aztec stadium and the Olympic stadium in Mexico City, they did not even visit the USA and Canada. In the beginning of this year the US soccer federation asked Dr. Kissinger to help persuade FIFA to changed its mind. Dr. Kissinger, who was a keen goalkeeper as a young man in Germany, told reporters before he left for Stockholm that he was not optimistic. But he wanted to ask for the decision to be delayed to give the USA at least a fair chance. But it seems that
    , after many diplomatic successes, Dr. Kissinger could suffer a defeat on the football field.

    Source: REUTERS LIBRARY AND BBC

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VQF2XE6WF6QDBA9YPPWDRZEQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VQF2XE6WF6QDBA9YPPWDRZEQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:59:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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