• Short Summary

    Five British players reportedly arrived in Johannesburg on July 13 for a two-week, six match charity tour.

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    1.
    TV Black team scoring a goal against white team in 1975 (2 shots)
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    2.
    TV PAN 2ND TV White team watch as riot police come on to pitch (2 shots)
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    3.
    TV Injured policeman and referee carried from field (2 shots)
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    4.
    CU PAN Sir Stanley Matthews coaching black youths in 1975
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    5.
    TV & CU South Africa's 5-0 win over Argentina in 1976 (3 shots)
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    CU FIFA Vice President Harry Canan (centre) watches same match from stands
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    TV South African multi-racial team scores against Rhodesia (1977)
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    GV & CU Black youths being coached by Willie Young before British tour called off in 1981 (3 shots)
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    GV PAN DOWN EXTERIOR South Africa's National Soccer League headquarters in Johannesburg
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    10.
    CU Raymond Heck speaking
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    SPEECH TRANSCRIPT FOR SEQ 10: HECK: "Well, football in south Africa is not here to die and we believe that football must progress in South Africa. We believe we have done everything to fulfil the conditions laid down by the world congress of FIFA in 1976, and obviously we are to ensure that South African football does survive."





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    Background: Five British players reportedly arrived in Johannesburg on July 13 for a two-week, six match charity tour. They are said to be former England striker Brian Greenhof, former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Milja Aleksic, Derby Country's Barry Powell and Jimmy Gordon, and an unnamed British black player. The Argentine internationals, Oswaldo Ardiles and Mario Kempes, are also to join the 18-man squad. South Africa was banned from FIFA, international soccer's controlling body, in 1976 because of its apartheid policies, and FIFA has warned that players who take part in the tour will face reprisals. Soccer has a big following in South Africa, in spite of that country's reputation as a rugby nation, and is especially popular among non-whites. Before 1976, the game was segregated - and in 1975, when an all-black team , the game was hard and tough,with violence breaking out, and an invasion of the field by riot police. An injured policeman and the referee had to be carried from the field. South Africa has attracted some big names, including legendary England player Sir Stanley Matthews, who visited South Africa in 1975 to coach young black players -- he was aged 60 at the time. One year later, South African soccer was desegregated, and the new multi-racial team pulled off one of its biggest coups ever with a 5-0 win over Argentina, who became world champions two years later. In 1977, a multi-racial South African team again proved their prowess with a 7-0 win over Rhodesia. Both teams and the crowd were multi-racial,but black players heavily outnumbered whites. In 1981, a number of British players arrived in south Africa, but their tour was called of because of international pressure. Among the tourists was Willie Young, Scotland international and former Arsenal player, now with Nottingham forest. South African reports say the current tour is being sponsored by South African Breweries, who underwrote the controversial 1981 cricket tour, but the company has refused to comment on this. The tour will also provide plenty of
    headaches for FIFA,like vice president Harry Canan,of Ireland. The Football Council of South Africa FIFA legal adviser, Raymond Heck, who is organising the tour from his office, said he was fighting for the future of soccer in South Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6RJ1LBXW72UL7XI0W6JF59124
    Media URN:
    VLVA6RJ1LBXW72UL7XI0W6JF59124
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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