• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Denmark pulled off the international soccer upset of the year on Wednesday (3 June) when they beat Italy 3-1 in a World Cup qualifying match in Copenhagen.

  • Description

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    GV Danish attack on goal. Shot saved by Italian goalkeeper Zoff
    0.11

    2.
    SV Two Danish players talking to each other
    0.16

    3.
    SV & GV Italian throw-in and shot for goal, Danish goalkeeper saving (2 shots)
    0.21

    4.
    SV Players from both teams returning to positions.
    0.29

    5.
    GV Danish free-kick, and they attack for Roentved to score
    0.53

    6.
    SV Danish players congratulating each other
    0.56

    7.
    GV Danish free-kick, then Arnasen scores goal (2 shots)
    1.07

    8.
    GV Danish players back up field
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    GV Italy's Graziani taking free kick and scoring first goal
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    10.
    GV Players taking up positions
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    11.
    GV Denmark attack goalmouth and Bastrup scores
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    12.
    SV Two Danish players roll on ground congratulating each other
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    13.
    GV Danish attack and Zoff saves
    1.58

    14.
    SV Danish player holding his head after near miss
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    EUROVISION TELERECORDING
    SPORT: WORLD CUP SOCCER

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Denmark pulled off the international soccer upset of the year on Wednesday (3 June) when they beat Italy 3-1 in a World Cup qualifying match in Copenhagen. All four goals came int he second half.

    SYNOPSIS: The forceful Scandinavians caught Italy by surprise. Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff had to leap about in the early stages as Italy, who had not previously conceded a goal in their group, strove to put their game together.

    But the Danish keeper was also in such good form that neither side could penetrate in the first half. Still, it had been a worrying 45 minutes for the Italians against a country whose international record has always been inferior to their own. They had not shown the thrust or assurance of a team that always expects to stake a genuine claim for the Jules Rimet trophy each four years.

    It took until the 58th minute to break the deadlock. A Danish free-kick, and Roentved put his side one-nil ahead from a corner, giving Zoff no chance to intercept. A first blood to Denmark was something few people in the crowd of 35,000 had predicted. A setback for Italy but, as yet, no cause for strong alarm.

    Three minutes later, they were more than disconcerted. Even as the Italians were recovering their poise, Frank Arnesen fastened onto a free kick and had Denmark's second goal in the net. Suddenly, the Danish team was full of heroes.

    In the 67th minute, Italy pulled back one goal. Francesco Graziani netted from a free kick. He'd scored both goals in Italy's win over Denmark last November.

    Fate had not yet finished its afflictions on Italy for the evening. Four minutes from the end, Lars Bastrup scored Denmark's third goal with a fierce shot.

    The scoreline was too much for the Danes to take calmly. And they looked capable of making the result even more lop-sided and startling. It proved a busy and unsettling night's work for Italy's veteran goalkeeper, Zoff, and an unexpected chance for the Danes to overshadow their opponents even in a department where the Italians normally shine -- histrionics.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4SFZSXDGQ89AB8FZMCOQUV62S
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SFZSXDGQ89AB8FZMCOQUV62S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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