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FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP PORTUGAL 2015
12 Jul 2015

Russia close on quarters, Barea on brink

The European champions await the next group matches as does Madgascar with both still not knowing their fate


FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holders Russia held off a fightback from minnows Madagascar to close on the quarter-finals and continue their quest to retain the title.

 

The Russians got off to a flying start in the opening period, with a goal from Ilya Leonov and two from Kirill Romanov putting Mikhail Likhachev's side in a commanding position. However, strikes from Bernardin Rasolomandimby and Tokindrainy Randriamampandry gave the African minnows some hope before Yury Krasheninnikov's rather fortuitous fourth for Russia sealed the win.

 

Leonov added to his goal in the opening match against Paraguay while Romanov's double saw him pick up his third and fourth goals of the tournament to set Russia seemingly on the road to victory. 

 

However, Madagascar displayed the same fighting spirit they showed in their opener against Tahiti, first reducing the deficit to just one and then holding the 2013 champions scoreless for over 25 minutes before conceding a fourth, a clearance from the Barea goalkeeper which crashed in off the Russian No5 'Krash'.

 

Both sides will await the the outcome of Tahiti against Paraguay later. Russia could be on their way to the knockout phase while Madagascar might be facing an early elimination.

 

(Source: FIFA.com)

RESULTS & SCHEDULE
February 12, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 3 2 0 1 13 11 2 6
Lokomotiv LOK 3 2 0 1 25 15 10 6
Levante1 LUD 3 1 0 2 19 16 3 3
2019 alanya belediyespor ABS 3 1 0 2 15 30 -15 3
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 2 1 0 17 7 10 8
Braga SCB 3 2 0 1 18 13 5 6
Flamengo FLA 3 1 0 2 11 13 -2 3
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 3 0 0 3 8 21 -13 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Grasshopper club zurich GCZ 4 - 8 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Play-off for 5th Place
Levante1 LUD 7 - 2 GCZ Grasshopper club zurich
Flamengo FLA 6 - 5 ABS 2019 alanya belediyespor
Levante1 LUD 5 - 4 FLA Flamengo
Semi-finals
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 7 SCB Braga
Spartak logo copia web SPK 3 - 1 LOK Lokomotiv
Play-off for 3rd place
Tokyo verdy emblem 2020 TKV 2 - 6 LOK Lokomotiv
Final
Braga SCB 8 - 3 SPK Spartak logo copia web
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