21 Jun 2013
Russian National Championship in full swing!
Lokomotiv reaches Superfinal of the Russian league after winning the first qualifying stage, held in Volgograd
From 5p until 9p on June 19th, 2013 the Volgograd team, also known as Stalingrad, received guests on its home turf. Volgograd supporters packed the stadium, more than 2,500 spectators, and they all very much enjoyed the games. The stadium was at full capacity during the final day. The Russian National Championship is always played with a high level of competition, inviting the world´s best and undisputed leaders.
Defending champions Lokomotiv Moscow gave the rest of the contenders a first feel of how difficult it will be to dethrone him. The Muscovite seized the first ticket to the Superfinal, after clinching eight points in this first stage in the Russian Championship.
On the 26th until the 30th of June, 2013 the second qualifying stage of the Russian National Championship will be held in Samara, a traditional beach soccer city on the east bank of the Volga river. Eight teams will fight to earn one of the coveted tickets to the Russian Beach Soccer League Super Final, which will happen between the 17th and 21st of July in Moscow at the new beach sports center called ?Dynamo?.
Final table after first qualifying stage
1. PFC Lokomotiv (Moscow) ? 8 points
2. PFC Rotor (Volgograd) ? 7 points
3. PFC Krystal (Saint-Peterburg) ? 6 points
4. PFC Dynamo (Moscow) ? 5 points
5. PFC Strogino (Moscow) ? 4 points
6. PFC Krylia Sovetov ? VSB (Samara) ? 3 points
7. PFC Podvodnik (Yaroslav) ? 2 points
8. PFC Delta (Saratov) ? 1 points
Divisions and match schedule:
Group A: PFC Delta (Saratov), FC Krystal (Saint-Petersburg), PFC Dynamo (Moscow) PFC Krylia Sovetov ? VSB (Samara).
Group B: PFC Lokomotiv (Moscow), PFC Podvodnik (Yaroslav), PFC Rotor (Volgograd), PFC Strogino (Moscow).
26 June (Wednesday)
16:00 Match 1. Strogino - Delta
17:15 Match 2. Rotor-Volgograd - Podvodnik
18:30 Match 3. Lokomotiv - Dynamo
19:45 Match 4. Krylia Sovetov ? VSB - Krystal
27 June (Thursday)
16:00 Match 5. Delta - Dynamo
17:15 Match 6. Krystal - Rotor-Volgograd
18:30 Match 7. Strogino - Lokomotiv
19:45 Match 8. Krylia Sovetov ? VSB - Podvodnik
28 June (Friday)
16:00 Match 9. Krystal - Podvodnik
17:15 Match 10. Lokomotiv - Delta
18:30 Match 11. Dynamo - Strogino
19:45 Match 12. Krylia Sovetov ? VSB - Rotor-Volgograd
29 June (Saturday)
16:00 Match 13. 3? ? 4?
17:15 Match 14. 3? ? 4?
18:30 Match 15. 1? ? 2?
19:45 Match 16. 1? ? 2?
30 June (Sunday)
16:00 Match 17. L13 ? L14 match for the 7th place
17:15 Match 18. W13 ? W14 match for the 5th place
18:30 Match 19. L15 ? L16 match for the 3rd place
19:45 Match 20 W15 ? W16 Final
All times are Moscow time (GMT+4)
All matches can be followed live through the website: http://beachsoccerrussia.ru/livetv