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Beach Soccer World Cup Finals: Russians laud national team’s triumph

Beach Soccer World Cup Finals: Russians laud national team’s triumph


The Russian players successfully defended their title with a 5-1 rout of Spain in the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in Papeete, last Sunday. The rise to the top was absolutely not an easy journey for Russia, but the success in the tournament was more than enough to make up for the team’s rigid trainings and massive challenges before they reached the top spot and won the trust of online betting enthusiasts over.


The earlier frames of the war in the sand rendered the sides naive after no goals were scored, until Anton Shkarin of Russia netted the match’s first goal 30 seconds into the second period. An attempt by Spain’s Juanma to equalize the opening score narrowly failed, and was even more put on the rocks when Kirill Romanov doubled the lead for his side a few minutes later. A third goal was scored by Yury Krasheninnikov with a neat move up-field.


Spain’s Llorenç Gomez delivered their first (and later on, their only) goal in the tourney in the 23rd minute, just after teammate Raul Merida created an unsuccessful header. In the 30th minute, Krasheninnikov scored his second goal for Russia, just enough to reclaim the side’s three-goal lead over the Spaniards.


While Krasheninnikov scored the most goals for his team, Dmitry Shishin stole most of the attention after scoring the troupe’s fifth and final goal just ten seconds before the match’s closing. Along with his clean and powerful scoring instincts in the previous rounds, his sweeping inning in the dying seconds of the finale earned him the Golden Scorer Award for the tournament.


The next (eighth) edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup is set to take place in 2015 at the Canide beach in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.


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