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AERIAL VIEW National Stadium
GV Nottingham Forest attacking National goal, but ball shoots over goal, with Fores player who attempted goal running back (2 shots)
GV Forest attacking but goalkeeper saves (2 shots)
GV National attacking in Forest half, pass goes to Waldemar Victorino, who scores goal (4 shots)
GV National attacking, ball in net but goal disallowed (3 shots)
GV Forest attacking, but ball flies past goal
GV SECOND HALF: Uruguay attacking and have another goal disallowed
GV Forest attacking, but goalkeeper saves (2 shots)
GV Cup being presented to National captain (2 shots)
SPORT: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Soccer ... and European champions Nottingham Forest went down one-nil to South American champions National Montevideo of Uruguay for the World Club championship in Tokyo on Wednesday (11 February). It was the first time such a match had been played in a neutral country, and the National Stadium in Tokyo -- venue of the 1964 Olympic Games -- was packed with 62,000 fans.
SYNOPSIS: Nottingham Forest, playing in the dark shirts, attacked from the start.
Another Forest attack, and once again, the National goalkeeper prevents a gaol. Forest fielded a strong team, including England's Trevor Francis and Peter Shilton.
National mounting an attack. In the 10th minute, defender Jose Hermes Moreira crossed from near the corner flag, and striker Waldemar Victorino made no mistake. The goal earned Victorino the man of the match award. His prize was a new car.
National became more confident, and had the ball in the back of the net again. But the goal was is allowed for offside. National came into this match fresh from their national team's victory over Brazil in the Gold Cup tournament final.
Forest produced several good attacking moves in the first half, but were kept out by National's tight defence, or shot wide of goal.
In the second half, National continued to push forward. Once again, they hit the back of the net, but the referee ruled offside.
Nottingham Forest tried to retrieve the match, but were thwarted by National keeper, Rodolfo Rodriquez, who had a fine match.
Forest were still unable to break down the tough South American's defence, and the game ended in a one-nil victory to National Montevideo. Their captain, Victor Esparrago, collected the winners' trophy.