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Soviet Soccer Team Beats Israel 2-1; 60,000 Jam Ramath Gan Stadium

A championship Soviet soccer team beat an Israeli team today before some 60,000 fans who jammed Ramath Gan Stadium to see the second of two matches in a regional elimination contest for the forthcoming Melbourne Olympic Games.

The score was 2-1, a moral victory for the Israeli team which was beaten by the same Russian team in Moscow’s Dynamo Stadium 5-0 several weeks ago. Most Israelis who were not in the stadium today were glued to radio sets listening to a broadcast of the game.