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Battle of Montevideo: Celtic Under Seige
Battle of Montevideo: Celtic Under Seige
Battle of Montevideo: Celtic Under Seige
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Battle of Montevideo: Celtic Under Seige

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The 1967 World Club Championship decider between Celtic and Racing Club of Buenos Aires was one of the most violent and controversial matches of all time. Three Celtic players and two from Racing Club were sent off in total. A fourth Celtic player was dismissed but amid the chaos got away with staying on. The game descended into farce, with the Uruguayan police forced to take to the pitch with batons to separate the brawling players. Pictures released of the match met with shock worldwide, but while an embarrassed Jock Stein fined his players, those from Racing Club were rewarded with new cars. This book tells the story of a real clash of soccer cultures when a group of young British men journeyed into the unknown.
LanguageEnglish
Release dateApr 23, 2008
ISBN9780750956765
Battle of Montevideo: Celtic Under Seige

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