FIFA Must Guide World Club Cup: Rous Call for Inquiry; Victory Without Honour for the Argentines

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Title

FIFA Must Guide World Club Cup: Rous Call for Inquiry; Victory Without Honour for the Argentines

Subject

Coverage of the 1967 Intercontinental Cup

Description

The first article offers an interview between journalist Geoffrey Greene and Stanley Rous, then FIFA President. It discusses the state of the Intercontinental Cup and solutions moving forward to ensure greater sportsmanship and wider participation by other soccer confederations besides UEFA and CONMEBOL. The second article delves into what Greene characterizes as an "ugly, bitter playoff" by continuing to use disparaging comments about Racing players to contrast with the stoic Celtic side that ultimately "had enough of the ruthlessness of the Argentines and matched them in their own type of warfare." The third game and title went to Racing. Afterwards, manager Jock Stein told the British press: "What can I say? We got caught up in a brawl." The article delegitimizes Racing's triumph, calling it "ilicit," "without honour," and a "disgraceful proceeding."

Creator

Geoffrey Green

Source

Page 11

Publisher

The Times (of London)

Date

6-Nov-1967

Contributor

The Times Digital Archive

Format

Digital Archive

Language

en

Type

text

Files

http://animales.rwanysibaja.com/thesis_photos/British_Newspapers/Times_19671106_p11.jpg

Collection

Citation

Geoffrey Green, “FIFA Must Guide World Club Cup: Rous Call for Inquiry; Victory Without Honour for the Argentines,” Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer, accessed June 20, 2024, https://animales.rwanysibaja.com/items/show/3329.