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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 05, 1998
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(Studio: Gene Randall) Problems about getting to World Cup soccer games in France reported; pressure on France to let more tickets go to non-French reported; scenes shown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of people praying for their soccer team.

(Paris: Jim Clancy) Labor dispute in France and strikes among various unions and industries reported. [US soccer player Alexei LALAS - says he is excited to be at the World Cup.] [FIFA General Secretary Sepp BLATTER - says football (soccer) games will go on.]

(Studio: Gene Randall) Interview held with "Newsweek International" editor Michael Elliott. [ELLIOTT - says French workers are good at striking during high-publicity times and sorting things out at the last minute; talks about difficulties of getting tickets; names power house teams; says World Cup TV viewing can outdo Olympic viewing; gives travel tips to people going to France.]

Clancy, Jim;
Randall, Gene

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