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13 Sep 2017

MFC Spartak defend Bulgarian title

Spartak prevailed in a cross-Varna derby against FC Odessos to retain the trophy.


MFC Spartak (Varna) remain Bulgarian beach soccer champions after claiming the title on Sunday and will once again represent their country at the Euro Winners Cup in 2018.

Spartak successfully defended their title a year on from the 2017 success, with Simeon Hristov's men defeating their cross-city rivals FC Odessos, also of Varna, 6-2 in the finals on the sand of the city's Asparuhovo district at the weekend.

MFC Spartak took an early led in the first period as unanswered goals from Philip Filipov, Ivan Martinov and Stanislav Djambazov helped amass a three-goal advantage.

Christian Todorov provided a response for Odessos but Filipov's second made it 4-1 in the second period.

Once again, Odessos battled to regain control as Milen Stefanov added his side's second, but Pavel Adamov and Filipov made added one more apiece to seal the third title in MFC Spartak's history.

In the battle for third, it was the team from the Sports Association of the Ministry of Interior who defeated FC Rousse 7-4 to finish in the bronze medal position. 

The trophy was awarded by the new chairman of the Bulgarian Football Association's Beach Football Committee, Nikolay Chernev, with Ivan Ivanov from Odessos named Best Goalkeeper and Filip Filipov from MFC Spartak finishing as top scorer.

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Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Division A - Group 1
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Portugal POR 3 3 0 0 18 14 4 9
Spain ESP 3 2 0 1 18 11 7 6
Swizerland SUI 3 1 0 2 17 21 -4 3
Poland POL 3 0 0 3 15 22 -7 0
Division A - Group 2
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Russia RUS 3 3 0 0 12 6 6 9
Italy ITA 3 2 0 1 19 13 6 6
Belarus BLR 3 1 0 2 8 10 -2 3
Ukraine UKR 3 0 0 3 7 17 -10 0
Division B - Group 1
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Estonia EST 3 3 0 0 11 5 6 9
Greece GRE 3 2 0 1 13 9 4 6
Bulgaria BUL 3 1 0 2 8 9 -1 3
Romania ROM 3 0 0 3 7 16 -9 0
Division B - Group 2
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Turkey TUR 3 2 1 0 13 8 5 8
Hungary HUN 3 2 0 1 18 13 5 6
England ENG 3 1 0 2 10 12 -2 3
Moldova MOL 3 0 0 3 7 15 -8 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Romania ROM 3 - 5 MOL Moldova
Poland POL 4 - 4 (1 - 2) (PSO) UKR Ukraine
Play-off for 5th Place
Bulgaria BUL 3 - 5 ENG England
Swizerland SUI 6 - 4 BLR Belarus
Promotion Final
Estonia EST 2 - 4 TUR Turkey
Play-off for 3rd place
Greece GRE 1 - 3 HUN Hungary
Spain ESP 2 - 2 (0 - 2) (PSO) ITA Italy
Superfinal
Portugal POR 1 - 3 RUS Russia
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