Crushing victory of “Gazprom-Ugra”
The Russian and Croatian national teams played a duel, which did not reveal the winner 2-2. This result allowed our team to reach the Elite qualification round of the World Championship from the first place in the group. Both teams had fulfilled their main task by the beginning of the reporting match: they secured their […]
The Russian and Croatian national teams played a duel, which did not reveal the winner 2-2. This result allowed our team to reach the Elite qualification round of the World Championship from the first place in the group.
Both teams had fulfilled their main task by the beginning of the reporting match: they secured their participation in the Elite stage of the World Championship qualifying tournament. Only the final placement in the first two positions of the quartet was decided. This fact did not affect the mood of the teams, and from the first minutes, the game started at the highest speed. By the 5th minute, the ball hit the gate twice: first after Asadov’s shot and almost immediately – after the counterattack of the hosts and Suton’s attempts.
The Croats, supported by the full Dubrovnik hall, put pressure on them and guarded them with the slightest mistake: in the middle of the half, their activity resulted in a series of unpleasant episodes in the possession of Georgiy Zamtaradze, while Sergey Skorovich asked for a timeout. That’s where the first goal came from: Danil Davydov, having received a pass on the barrel, used the maximum of the difficult episode: he managed to push the ball past both the defender and the goalkeeper. A minute later the score grew. Shisterov gently threw the ball from out at Janar Asadov who scored from the first touch.
The end of the half was full of struggle – the Croats did not think to give up. On 20 minutes after the penalty Jelovcic reduced the gap. We could have answered – but Asadov hit the bar for the second time, correcting a strong shot by Romulo.
Intensive and open futsal continued after the break, the players left almost no time and space for each other to think about the situation, which led to frequent losses. In an equal and dense struggle, the duel reached the 36th minute, when Mato Stankovic threw the fifth fieldman into the fight. His wards moved the ball well and made almost no mistakes in those episodes that would have allowed them to score an empty goal. The hosts were rewarded for their efforts: Tikhomir Novak received the ball from the goalkeeper’s line and shot the target on 38 minutes. The result 2-2 was a natural result of the match. The Russian national team outpaced Croatia due to additional indicators and from the first place in the group entered the Elite qualification round for the World Championships.
It will be held in late January – early February 2020: 16 European national teams will be divided into four groups. The first places will receive direct vouchers to the world championship, four second places will hold an additional stage of the playoffs and will identify two more representatives at the UEFA World Cup. The Elite Round draw will take place on 7 November.
Recall that the final stage of the World Cup will be held in Lithuania in September 2020. The Russian national team is the current vice-champion of the planet.
Crushing victory of “Gazprom-Ugra”
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