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    WITH FREEZING CONDITIONS IN BRITAIN, SPORT HAS BEEN BADLY HIT.FOOTBALL FIXTURES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED FOR?

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    Background: WITH FREEZING CONDITIONS IN BRITAIN, SPORT HAS BEEN BADLY HIT.FOOTBALL FIXTURES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED FOR MORE THAN THREE WEEKS.ONE FOOTBALL CLUB, CHELSEA, TIRED OF TRYING TO GET THEIR PITCH FREE OF SNOW AND ICE, AND WORRIED BY THE LACK OF PRACTICE, FLEW TO MALTA ON TUESDAY.

    THE TEAM PLAYED A MATCH WITH A MALTA TEAM, THE HIBERNIANS, ON WEDNESDAY.BEFORE THE MATCH THEY HAD A WORK-OUT ON THE FIELD -- THEIR FIRST CHANCE SINCE January 5.

    TEMPERATURES IN MALTA ARE MORE THAN 60 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, COMPARED WITH BELOW-FREEZING CONDITIONS IN LONDON.THE DECISION TO MOVE THE TEAM TO THE MEDITERRANEAN CAME AFTER TEAM MANAGER TOMMY DOCHERTY INSISTED THAT THE PLAYERS WERE UNABLE TO GET MATCH-FIT.

    IN THE MATCH WITH HIBERNIANS, CHELSEA WON, 1-0, BUT ONE OF THEIR PLAYERS, KEN SHELLITO, WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH SUSPECTED TORN LIGAMENTS IN THE RIGHT ANKLE.THIS MAY COST THE BRITISH TEAM A VALUABLE PLAYER FOR AT LEAST TWO MONTHS.

    WITH FURTHER MATCHES CANCELLED FOR NEXT SATURDAY, THE DECISION TO FLY THE TEAM HOME ON FRIDAY MAY BE POSTPONED.THE FOOTBALL POOLS ARE TO BE "FORECAST" THIS WEEK BY A TEAM OF EXPERTS.THEY WILL AWARD POINTS ON THEIR DECISION OF HOW THE POSTPONED MATCHES WOULD HAVE ENDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3K5QEN3T42SNPGTCT0UZ0B7QC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3K5QEN3T42SNPGTCT0UZ0B7QC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
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    N/A

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