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The "Phantom Game" in General Pinochet's Chile

How an international football match was played at a stadium being used as a torture centre in 1973.

In November 1973, Chile played an international football game at the National Stadium in Santiago even though it was being used as a torture centre following General Pinochet's coup. Chile were due to face the Soviet Union, but the USSR boycotted the match, which the Chileans ended up playing against no opposition in a virtually empty stadium. Robert Nicholson talks to the Chilean captain, Leonardo Veliz. The programme is a Whistledown Production.

PHOTO: General Pinochet's troops guarding the National Stadium in Chile in 1973 (Getty Images)

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