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December 20, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pele may not have been a part of Sunday's draw show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but he was center stage earlier in the day at a media breakfast hosted by a World Cup sponsor. The morning's hot topic was Pele's banishment from the draw festivities and, perhaps, future soccer events. The former Brazilian star had been expected to play a prominent role in the draw, but he was forbidden from participating by FIFA President Joao Havelange.
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December 20, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pele may not have been a part of Sunday's draw show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but he was center stage earlier in the day at a media breakfast hosted by a World Cup sponsor. The morning's hot topic was Pele's banishment from the draw festivities and, perhaps, future soccer events. The former Brazilian star had been expected to play a prominent role in the draw, but he was forbidden from participating by FIFA President Joao Havelange.
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SPORTS
April 27, 1989
At least 30 fans were arrested and 23 were injured in clashes before the World Cup soccer qualifying game between the Netherlands and West Germany at Rotterdam, Netherlands.
SPORTS
June 8, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Stanislav Griga, one of Czechoslovakia's forwards, will miss Sunday's World Cup soccer game with the United States because of a one-game suspension. Griga was ejected from the Czechs' scoreless tie against Portugal on Nov. 15, the team's last World Cup qualifying match. Griga, a 28-year-old who plays for Feyenoord of Rotterdam in the Netherlands' first division, has eight goals in 31 international appearances.
SPORTS
July 7, 1998 | Associated Press
German police arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of brutally beating a French policeman after a World Cup soccer game last month. The suspect was arrested at his Hamburg home and taken to Hanover, the prosecutor's office in Hanover said in a statement. The suspect admits being in Lens, where the attack took place, but has denied he beat or kicked the policeman, Daniel Nivel. Nivel was hit on the head with an iron bar and remains in a coma.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 1994 | N. F. MENDOZA
The Civil War is fought on two fronts this weekend, starting with TNT's presentation of the two-part drama "Gettysburg," which was released in theaters last year. Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels and Sam Elliott star, Sunday at 5 and 8 p.m. Part 2 airs Monday. Also, Ken Burns' chronicle "The Civil War," a 1990 documentary, begins Sunday at 8 p.m. on KCET-TV Channel 28 and KPBS-TV Channel 15, and at 7 p.m. on KVCR-TV Channel 24. Domestic violence and the O. J.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1994
The final World Cup soccer game, in which Italy squared off against Brazil, was the most-watched of all the World Cup games on television from June 18 through July 17. Top 10 World Cup events, ranked by average audience percentage: Rank Program Ntwk. Air date Aud. 1 Italy vs. Brazil ABC July 17 9.5 2 Brazil vs. U.S. ABC July 4 9.3 3 Romania vs. U.S. ABC June 26 6.8 4 U.S. vs. Switzerland ABC June 18 5.0 5 Brazil vs. Netherlands ABC July 9 4.1 Tie Romania vs. Sweden ABC July 10 4.
SPORTS
July 25, 1989 | From Times wire services
The postponed World Cup qualifying soccer game between the United States and El Salvador will be played in Honduras on Sept. 17, an official for the sport's international governing body said today. The official, who requested anonymity, said members of the governing body also decided that the final round of qualifying matches in the Asian section of the tournament will take place in Singapore from Oct. 12 to 29.
NEWS
July 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Police fired tear gas at unruly fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed 12 people. Four people were in critical condition and many were injured, hospital officials said. The incident began when fans hurled bottles and other items onto the field at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, after South Africa scored its second goal, taking a 2-0 lead.
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