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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg free press May pages 4968 saturday plus the ultimate sports nothing comes close to the world cup by Barry Horn Dallas morning news Mexico City the world is getting together preparing for an intimate Little soccer tournament called the world More than billion people Are expected to spend a goodly portion of june watching the tournament on Twenty four 52 12 stadiums in nine mexi can cities from Monterrey to mexi co it All begins today with game Between Bulgaria and in Mexico cites aztecs it All culminates with game the championship which will be played at the same site 29 Days from the world cup of Al Campe Onato Del Mundo de la Coupe Dii die fuss certainly attracts More attention than any other sporting event in our uni including the it May attract More attention than two billion people tuned in in december to watch the world cup draw and the 1982 world played in was watched on television by one fourth of the worlds Popula More than franchise a world cup team is More than a it is language and Cus history and ancient Good or it becomes the ultimate Symbol of us versus heres what world cup mania caused the last time in when the tournament was played in Spain o in Kuala ant corruption officials arrested 33 government workers and their friends for illegally watching the France Czechoslovakia match at a satellite base in the Middle of the d in 16 people huddled into one room to watch a game and the floor injuring 14 of the soccer d in after its favorite sons had beaten the despised argentin two people died and thousands were injured after the people took to the streets to d a few Days later when Brazil along with is the Only country to have won the cup three times was eliminated by the ital Ian the family of coach Tele Santana was forced to seek police Protection after receiving threaten ing Telephone shot himself Din authorities reported that a 26yearold Man shot himself in the head be cause the National team had been d in authorities reported that moments after Carlos cazely missed a penalty kick in that coun try 10 loss to two fans died of heart attacks in front of their d in Safet a member of the National re turned Home after his country had been eliminated to find that angry fans had burned his most prize Possession his d in West policeman Alexander Kluemper took his frustrations to after West Germany was he filed suit against the National team accusing it of damaging the pres Tige of his the West German team preferred Kluempers action to that of fans who surrounded the hotel of their Solonge favorite sons after a 21 loss to Algeria and Burn them Only the italians left Spain in in Case your memory is a Little Italy is the defending world cup having beaten West in the championship the italian hero was Paolo who two months before was permit Ted to return from a two year sus pension imposed by the italian soc cer federation for his reported involvement in an illegal gambling it was a shrewd move by the italian federation Rossi was Brilliant in cup scoring six goals in final three this world cup will be the 13th it began in 1930 and it will Mark the first time that a country has repeated As the mexicans put on the 1970 cup As that this cup is being played in the americas should have a significant bearing on its no european team has Ever won a world cup in a championship staged in the mean Only one no european Brazil at the 1958 cup in has Ever won the world title in Call it a Home hemisphere penalty shot missed two fans expired it also helps to play five times Uruguay in Italy in England in West Ger Many in and Argentina in 1978 the Home team has captured the Mexico has been seeded in what is considered by experts to be the weakest of the six four team groupings that Lead to the neither Paraguay nor Iraq is considered much of a the first round will be contested among six groups of four teams in each one team is seeded so that it will have the advantage of play Reg each of its three round Robin games in the same the unseeded teams Are forced to play each other in differ ent the top two teams in each As Well As the top four third place will Advance to the Quarter it is at that stage that the tournament becomes a Singlee Limi nation Maple Leaf Longshot London bookmakers have made Brazil an 114 betting can Ada is at the other end of the tout a 10001 the first round draw placed can Ada in a difficult group with skilled improved Hungary and the mysterious soviet manage coach Tony waiters has somehow managed to retain his senses during a four month Prepa ration period when his top players were not always available for train the preparations leave a lot to be desired and Ive been through a unique a 49 year old transplanted englishman Canada faces a tremendous Chal Lenge in the first the top two teams from each of six groups will Advance to the second round along with four wildcard waiters figures it will take two and possibly three Points for Canada to move to the next its not an impossible but in its an improbable one for France is rated As one of the Best teams in the Hun Gary has Given indications of mov ing Back into the upper Echelon and the soviets will be the Odds Are stacked against but even a tie against world class opposition would Bol Ster the games image in the future is whats in the Back of waitress borrowed time were living on borrowed time in waiters we must get our own professional league off the ground if we Hope to come anywhere near a world cup goaltender Paul of port has a Bright fun As does Central defender Randy of both performed admirably in a 10 loss last weekend to a English the rest of the Canadian team is mainly a mixture of professionals from club teams scattered around the Ian Bridge plays in Swit Terry Moore in Northern Igor Vrablic in Belgium and Paul James in the strength of Canada is on the Back line with defenders Bruce Wil Bobby Moore and the Midfield has a Good runner in James and a hard Tacker in Gerry the weakness in the Canadian team is on waiters favors an alignment with two forwards or strikers supported by four players in the strategy has led to speculation that it will be difficult for Canada to score in battered Mexico puts on its Best by Suzanne Bilello Dallas morning news Mexico City mounted poli Cemen patrol the entrances to mex Ico cites aztecs much of the ruin caused by septembers earthquakes has been re placed by new paving or Small the major North South free Way has been marked off with new directional Walls throughout the capital have been painted with the flags of 24 the word Bienvenido is Mexico is embracing and Brac ing for the 1986 world the quadrennial soccer Champi the worlds largest and most popular sports begins amid a global preoccupation with the International political and sports spotlights Are turning brightly on which has been beset by economic woes and the aftershocks of two Earth quakes that devastated the capital and killed More than peo playing Host to the cup has provided the for the troubled country to capitalize on world attention to boost its faltering world cup committee officials estimate that the viewing audience internationally for the 52 matches involving the 24 National teams will total about nine billion by far the largest audience for any sporting and As visiting journalists Are chronicling the the mexican government will receive air time during All the Broad casts to promote More than foreign fans expected to spend about each will come to Mexico to View the far More than the who came the last time Mexico held the in in hundreds of thou Sands of mexicans Are expected to attend the tournament which will be played in nine cities Mexico Mon Ciudad Neza Hual several of the teams have already arrived in and More journalists and soccer aficionados Are arriving every and while Many of the three Mil Mexico City final so Mcc Ladbroke of the ingredients age May be a big comeback after disastrous 82 by playing close to Home could country advantage but defence is scoring May be a goal ending Back line a Surprise team could has to prove it can play to potential when it attack in search of a weak attack adequate Hurt with loss of Best goalkeeper magic of the 50s has Given Way to but can aging players perform soviet of Little draw into the toughest of but who minding the but defence is physical but lacks scoring team that lacks a Surprise team in Spain in defence but still has a Way to of such As scoring and open attack could leave it but would do better on lion tickets have been world cup officials say some seats Are still available for games in the tickets Are sold in four games for prices ranging from to per All tickets for the games in the two Mexico City stadiums the olym Pic stadium and aztecs Are sold although newspaper ads have offered tickets for the aztecs stadium for As much As sharpshooters stationed on Airport roof sales have been said Octavio a spokesman for the world cup Security measures Security during the world cup is being supervised by Mexico department of the which oversees police the govern ment has released few details on the heightened Security but officials have stated that there will be sufficient Security through out the cup the world cup is one of the most important events in the world in terms of the number of fans and spectators throughout the said there has to be adequate and to make that Security More than mexican officials have sought help from an array of International police organizations the and Security companies that worked at the 1984 los Angeles olympic a Force of Security guards has been trained just for the and sharpshooters already Are stationed on the roof of Mexico cites International the City has also made huge efforts to present a Good physical image to soccer rubble from earthquake damage has been feverishly attacked Over the last eight construction Crews at times working around the clock to Clear away debris from the heavily travelled parts of the there is human too an estimated people Are still Liv ing on the streets because of the earthquakes the government has made sin Cere efforts to resettle these but some have saying that authorities Are simply trying to get rid of them so they wont be an embarrassment for visiting soccer fans and journalists stroked while the tourist May be the Prin Cipal object of the governments the International journalist will not be there is a smart new four Storey press Centre in the cites fashion Able Polanco and one of its features is project a program financed by several private sector Amigo offers positive articles about Mexico to the foreign the available through an ism computer come with photo graphs and Are free of the stories which Are in Spanish and English Range from features on mexican Fauna and archaeology to profiles of leading National Fig if you Are interested in any of these said one of the guides instructing reporters on the use of the you can just use there Are no you can use it As your own when asked if that meant reporters could put their own names on the she that exactly that the controversial such As electoral politics and narcotics Are not while the economic Outlook is not the brightest and the time would seem to be Ripe for Low there will be few bargains for services in Mexico during the month of the cup the government has sanctioned the increase of hotel prices in the cities by double or triple the Normal rate to an average of about a the Price of services should Cor respond to the said Mario an official in the tourism

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