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Euro Beach Soccer League Superfinal - Lisbon
28 Aug 2010

Portugal will fight to keep the EBSL Cup at home. France to contest Turkey to skip relegation


Israel gets the second place in Group B (Promotion Final)

After Turkey achieved yesterday the frst place that gives acces to the promotional final in Group B, Israel and Azerbaijan contested today to earn the chance to fight for the final third place in the European Beach Soccer League. Finally, the Israeli were the ones to gain this opportunity, after their 3-1 victory to Azerbaijan in a really leveled game.

Both teams displayed a hard fight on the beach soccer stadium in Lisbon, what left the score untouched until the end of the second period. It was Yatim to put Israel in advance thanks to a great combination move with captain Iloz. Badash would put them further in the third period, and the match took a real Israeli colour. A great goal by Huseynov restored Azeri’s expectations, but Iloz ended them again with a superb attempt after the goal’s kick off.

Israel, then, will have the chance to fight for the Division B third final place, whereas Azerbaijan, who have led a remarkable season, will try to keep the fifth place in the 2010 EBSL table.

Goals: 1-0: Yatim, min. 2 (2); 2-0: Badash, min. 4 (3); 2-1: Huseynov, min. 3 (3); 3-1: Iloz, min. 3 (3)

 

France gets into the Promotion Final

Les Bleus will have the chance to defend their Top-Flight role in the EBSL Promotion Final that is taking place in Lisbon Tomorrow. In a really exciting match, The French beat Hungary to confirm their first place in Group A. Although the final score was 7-2, the match was far more leveled than what the numerical difference may point. Only a high-pace last period merited France such an inflated victory.

Cantona’s side jumped onto the sand in the same concentration and mentality that they displayed yesterday. They know they cannot commit a single mistake if they want o keep their place in the privileged division, and this is exactly what they project. Basquaise brought the first proof, when putting the French ahead in the first minutes of the first period, which they ended 1-0 up. Too short a distance it was, as Fekete proved in the first seconds of the second time, raising the equalizer with a great goal.

Samoun made the following step for Les Bleus only a minute afterwards but Fekete was not to let their opponents fly and leveled the score for the second time. The draw seemed to be destined to remain, at least, until the beginning of the third period, but, with the whistle ready to blow, François achieved the 3-2 for his side. The desperate attempt by the Magyar to book the precious tickets was punished with four new French hits, that set even clearer that France is to contest Turkey to keep their Division A place.

Goals: 1-0: Basquasie, min. 6 (1); 1-1: Fekete, min. 11 (2); 2-1: Samoun, min. 10 (2); 2-2: Fekete, min. 4 (2); 3-2: François, min. 0 (2); 4-2: Basquaise, min. 7 (3); 5-2: Pagis, min. 2 (3); 6-2: Mendy, min. 1 (3); 7-2: Samoun, min. 1 (3).

 

Switzerland will fight for the bronze

Switzerland has beaten Spain to keet the second place in Superfinal Division A, and they will fight tomorrow for the third place in the European Top-flight division this season. Although Spain leveled the first Swiss advantage, Schirinzi’s team was superior all over the match, and they managed their advantage unbroken to keep the points.

The Alpine captain, Leu, put his squad ahead in the third minute of the game, and it was not until the beginning of the second period that Amarelle could raise the 1-1. Little afterwards, though, bomber Stankovic restored the Swiss advantage with the first of his doublet today and Spacca increased the gap to make Switzerland reach the last break two goals up.

Spaniards found it hard to react, and although Javi Torres, first, and Juanma, afterwards, began cutting that distance the Alpine answered every Spanish hit, to keep them far on the scoreboard. With the time almost finished, Spacca made the Spanish wound a little deeper with his second goal today and finished a match that gives his country the chance to fight for the bronze medal.

Goals: 1-0: Leu, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Amarelle, min. 11 (2); Stankovic, min. 9 (2); 3-1: Spacca, min. 5 (2); 3-2: Javi Torres, min. 8 (3); 4-2: Samuel, min. 6 (3); 4-3: Juanma, min. 5 (3); 5-3: Stankovic, min. 3 (3); 6-3: Spacca, min. 0 (3)

 

Highly talented Portugal makes way to Superfinal

Hosts Portugal have earned a place in the Superfinal after an amazing talent display against current EBSL Champions Russia. The clash between these two beach soccer monsters has become an exceptional spectacle with all the best of this sport. Alien Madjer, with a brilliant hat trick, was the main protagonist of a showdown that Lisbon spectators will last to forget.

As expected, the battle between two of the strongest teams in the globe was absolutely leveled. The Portuguese talent and the Russian physical strength and efficiency faced in a match that would perfectly suit any big tournament final. So, the score remained untouched until the second period, when Makarov put the Russian soldiers ahead, something the Lusitanian team and fans feared much. But Portuguese star Madjer soon ended the suffering with one of his left-foot lashes strait into the Russian goalmouth.

However, that was not enough for the Iberian magician. Two minutes later, a brilliant move of the Portugal’s number seven ended again in Bukhlitskiy’s net, completing the comeback for host side. Belchior extended the advantage to boost local expectations in front of a devoted crowd. But the soviet troops did not desperate in front of the Portuguese sweet moment, and Gorchinskiy brought nervousness back again with the Russian second goal.

That was the moment for Madjer’s bazooka again. Conceding a free kick to the talented forward past half line is almost conceding a goal, as he himself proved in the second minute of the third period. His missile went again straight to the Russian goalmoth, just as if it was remote controlled, and gave two goals rent again. And this time, there was no possible counteraction by Likhachev’s lads: there was too much magic to fight against.

Goals: 1-0: Makarov, min. 10 (2); 1-1: Madjer, min. 8 (2); 1-2: Madjer, min. 6 (2); 1-3: Belchior, min. 5 (2); 2-3: Gorchinskiy, min. 2 (2); 2-4: Madjer, min. 10 (3)

 

 

 

Match results and schedule

 

Date                       Match    Time (local)          Matches

 

Thu 26.08.10         1            13:15                     ISRAEL  3-3 (2-3)  TURKEY

                               2            14:30                     FRANCE  10-4  ENGLAND

                               3            15:45                     RUSSIA  6-4  ROMANIA

                               4            17:15                     SWITZERLAND  6-8  ITALY

                                                                                                                                        

Fri 27.08.10           5            13:15                     AZERBAIJAN  4-5  TURKEY

                               6            14:30                     HUNGARY  5-3  ENGLAND

                               7            15:45                     SPAIN  5-6  ITALY

                               8            17:15                     PORTUGAL  6-1  ROMANIA

                              

 Sat 28.08.10          9            13:15                     ISRAEL  3-1  AZERBAIJAN

                               10          14:30                     FRANCE  7-2  HUNGARY

                               11          15:45                     SWITZERLAND  6-3  SPAIN

                               12          17:00                     RUSSIA  4-2  PORTUGAL

 

 

Matches for tomorrow

 

Sun 29.08.10         13          10:00                        ENGLAND vs. AZERBAIJAN

                                                                              Promotion Final 5th & 6th Place Match

                                                                             

                               14          11:30                        ROMANIA vs. SPAIN

                                                                              Superfinal 5th & 6th Place Match

                              

                               15          13:00                        FRANCE vs. TURKEY

                                                                              PROMOTION FINAL

                              

                               16          14:30                        HUNGARY vs. ISRAEL

                                                                              Promotion Final 3rd & 4th Place Match

                              

                               17          15:45                        RUSSIA vs. SWITZERLAND

                                                                              Superfinal 3rd & 4th Place

 

18          17:00                        PORTUGAL vs. ITALY

                                               SUPERFINAL

 

 

Group standings 

Promotion Final 

 

Group A 

                                   P         G.D. 

FRANCE                  6          +11

HUNGARY               3          -2

ENGLAND                0          -8

 

Group B

                                   P         G.D.

TURKEY                   5          +1

ISRAEL                     3          +2

AZERBAIJAN          0          -3

 

 

Superfinal

Group A

                                   P         G.D.

PORTUGAL             6          +7

RUSSIA                    3          0

ROMANIA                 0          -6

 

Group B

                                   P         G.D.

ITALY                        6          +3

SWITZERLAND      3          +2

SPAIN                       0          -5

RESULTS & SCHEDULE
November 06, 2018 - November 10, 2018
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Brazil BRA 3 3 0 0 24 8 16 9
Egypt EGY 3 2 0 1 15 17 -2 6
Uae UAE 3 1 0 2 7 16 -9 3
Spain ESP 3 0 0 3 12 17 -5 0
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Iran IRN 3 3 0 0 15 5 10 9
Russia RUS 3 2 0 1 22 12 10 6
Tahiti TAH 3 0 1 2 15 17 -2 2
Usa USA 3 0 0 3 10 28 -18 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Tahiti TAH 6 - 7 UAE Uae
Play-off for 5th Place
Tahiti TAH 1 - 9 ESP Spain
Uae UAE 3 - 5 USA Usa
Spain ESP 3 - 4 USA Usa
Semi-finals
Brazil BRA 5 - 5 (1 - 3) (PSO) RUS Russia
Iran IRN 3 - 1 EGY Egypt
Play-off for 3rd place
Egypt EGY 3 - 5 BRA Brazil
Final
Iran IRN 4 - 2 RUS Russia
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