Yugoslavia clinched a place in the finals of the World Cup soccer championship with a convincing one-nil win over Spain at Frankfurt in West Germany on Wednesday (13 February).
GV Yugoslavia kicks off (light shorts) playing right to left (2 shots)
GV PAN Ball up field towards Spanish goal, general play, goal-keeper picks up (2 shots)
SV PAN Yugoslavia possession, No. II centres, ball kicked across goal out of play
GV PAN Ball centred, goalkeeper & No. 5 go for ball, goal-keeper drops ball and No. 5 scores
GV Spain attacks, Yugoslav goal-keeper saves
GV Yugoslavia attacks, Spanish goalkeeper saves
GV Corner to Yugoslavia, Spanish defence clears upfield
GV Spain attacks Yugoslav goal, ball cleared
CU & GV Thruw-in, Spain attacks, Yugoslavia clears
MV ZOOM OUT End of game, Yugoslav supporters, flags and cheering
SV Yugoslav player hoisted by supporters
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Background: Yugoslavia clinched a place in the finals of the World Cup soccer championship with a convincing one-nil win over Spain at Frankfurt in West Germany on Wednesday (13 February).
Playing before a crowd of 62,000, almost half of them Spanish or Yugoslav nationals, Yugoslavia dominated the game with fast accurate passing and constant attack.
Commentators described Spain as slow and highly vulnerable to Yugoslavia's counter-attacks.
The winning goal came in the thirteenth minute when Hajduk Bulgan over-lapped his Spanish opponents on the right flank and passed the ball to Zel Katalinski who attempted a header into the net. He was thwarted by Spanish goalkeeper, Jose Iritar, who then fumbled and dropped the ball giving Katalinski a second and successful attempt.
There were strong nationalistic overtones throughout the game, with Spanish and Yugoslav supporters firing sky rockets from the packed stands. Finally the chaos brought the game to a complete halt as authorities broadcast a plea for order.
Yugoslavia will now compete in Group Two of the World Cup play-off facing either Scotland, Brazil or Zaire. The championships begin in June.