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June 18, 1982 - Image 14

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CHILE'S CARLOS HUMBERTO CASZELY, left, flies over his Austrian opponent Josef Degeorgi, who kicks the ball away during yesterday's World Cup
game between Austria and Chile in Oviedo, Spain. Austria went on to win, 1-0.

Tiny Kuwait battles
Czechs to 1-1 draw

MADRID (AP) - Tiny but oil-rich
Kuwait, whose players have been of-
fered a fortune just to reach the secon-
d phase of the World Cup finals, yester-
day made a sensational debut in the
world's biggest soccer tournament.
The Kuwaitis, who will each receive
$200,000 if they advance to the second
round, held vastly experienced
Czechoslovakia - the Olympic cham-
pions - to a1-1 draw in Valladolid.
AUSTRIA defeated Chile 1-0 in a
Group 2 match in Oviedo, while Nor-
thern Ireland and Yugoslavia tied 0-0 in
a Group 5 contest in Zaragoza.
The Czechs, two-time World Cup run-
ners-up and playing in the finals for the
seventh time, held on grimly at the end
as the Kuwaitis signalled their arrival
as an international soccer force with a
well-disciplined showing.
ANTONIN Panenka gave
Czechoslovakia the lead with a 21st
minute penalty shot, but Faisal al
Dakhil equalized with a stunning long
range shot 13 minutes into the second
The Kuwaitis then proceeded to
frustrate the lackluster Czech attack
with a well-worked offside trap and
finished the match the stronger team.
Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazilian
coach of the desert nation, which has a
camel as its mascot, said after the
game, "The result was a surprise, but
we showed everyone it should not have
been a surprise - we created the better
KUWAIT, WHICH now faces France
and England in its remaining Group 4
games, became the fourth World Cup

debuting country to record an im-
pressive result.
In other games this week, Cameroon
held Peru to a 1-1 tie, Honduras drew 1-1
with host Spain and Algeria upset
European champion West Germany 2-1.
Austria's 1-0 triumph over Chile in
Oviedo Thursday made it more difficult
for European champion West Germany
to qualify from Group 2.
THE GERMANS, who lost 2-1 to un-
derdog Algeria, now need to win both
their remaining games against Austria
and Chile in order to stand a chance of
Walter Schachner, the Austrian
striker who plays for Cesena in Italy,
was a one-man show against the
Schachner scored the only goal of the
game in the 21st minute of a rugged en-
counter, heading home a cross by Ber-
nd Krauss. He also kept goalkeeper
Mario Osben alert with several other
shots that missed the mark.
THE SOUTH Americans threatened
in the opening half but faded after the
Austrians scored. Their best chance to
score was a first half penalty - but
Carlos Caszely powered the ball wide of
both goalkeeper Friedl Koncilia and the
Austrian Coach Georg Schmidt
promised that his team would be even
more impressive in its forthcoming
"We can play better and will demon-
strate that," Schmidt said.
Northern Ireland's scoreless draw
with Yugoslavia was one of the dullest
games in the finals to date.

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