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CFA Belt and Road International Beach Soccer Championship Haikou 2019
28 Apr 2019

Portugal cruise to CFA Belt and Road Championship title

Narciso’s men put 11 past England on the final day as hosts China beat Czech Republic


Another tournament, another trophy for the Portuguese, as they lift the CFA Belt and Road International Beach Soccer Championship trophy in Haikou in their first appearance in the competition. 

Averaging almost ten goals per game the former world champions saw off a spirited England side on the final day, as the Three Lions came in second.

Madjer claimed the award as the competition’s MVP, while Leo Martins scooped the Top Scorer title, as his personal tally reached nine in just three games.

China’s number one Hanying Nan took home the prize for Best Goalkeeper.

In their last game of the tournament, and chasing a perfect run, Portugal faced England who could claim the top spot with a victory today. Leo Martins’ incredible goal scoring reckon in China continued as he got his side off the mark within the opening minutes and had a brace before the first whistle.

The second period started with England trailing by three goals to one, and Andrade netted not long after the restart to increase the Portuguese advantage to a three-goal cushion.

Aaron Clarke grabbed his second of the game for the Three Lions but Portugal’s super firepower upped their game and the third period started with the scoreline at 8-2. 

Celebrating his hundredth appearance for England, James Temple scored his third of the tournament to pull a goal back but three more goals from Be Martins, Jordan Santos and Madjer took the game out of English hands to claim the trophy for Portugal.

In the day’s other game, China were looking for their first win against Czech Republic who had sunk their English opponents from the penalty spot the previous day.

Liu Ys opened the scoring after a matter of minutes to give the hosts an early advantage. Czech Republic were unable to find a response and went into the second period trailing. 

Liu struck again midway through the match and then completed his hat-trick at the start of the final period. All too late, Martin Dlouhy’s men sprung into action, and it looked as if they were about to turn around a three-goal deficit when Klima and Pekarek struck late on.

But Ramiro Amarelle’s Chinese side held their nerve with the scoreboard reading 3-2 to see the game out and claim a closing victory. 

 

RESULTS (26/04)

England 4 – 2 China

Czech Republic 4 – 10 Portugal 

 

RESULTS (27/04)

England 4(0) – (1)4 Czech Republic 

China 3 - 8 Portugal 

 

RESULTS (28/04)

Portugal 11 - 3 England 

China 3 - 2 Czech Republic 

 

FINAL STANDINGS

1st - Portugal 

2nd - England 

3rd - China 

4th - Czech Republic 

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

MVP: Madjer (POR)

Top Scorer: Leo Martins (POR)

Best Goalkeeper: Hanying Nan (CHN)

 

Find all match results and final standings for the CFA Belt and Road International Beach Soccer Cup 2019 on the Beach Soccer Worldwide website

 

RESULTS & SCHEDULE
November 21, 2019 - December 01, 2019
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Japan JPN 3 3 0 0 14 10 4 9
Swizerland SUI 3 1 1 1 18 17 1 5
Paraguay PAR 3 1 0 2 15 13 2 3
Usa USA 3 0 0 3 10 17 -7 0
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Italy ITA 3 2 0 1 21 10 11 6
Uruguay URU 3 2 0 1 9 9 0 6
Tahiti TAH 3 2 0 1 16 17 -1 6
Mexico MEX 3 0 0 3 3 13 -10 0
Group Stage - Group C
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Russia RUS 3 2 0 1 14 14 0 6
Senegal SEN 3 2 0 1 17 11 6 6
Uae UAE 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3 3
Belarus BLR 3 1 0 2 10 13 -3 3
Group Stage - Group D
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Brazil BRA 3 3 0 0 29 11 18 9
Portugal POR 3 2 0 1 20 11 9 6
Oman OMA 3 1 0 2 9 16 -7 3
Nigeria NIG 3 0 0 3 8 28 -20 0
Quarter-finals
Brazil BRA 3 - 4 RUS Russia
Senegal SEN 2 - 4 POR Portugal
Italy ITA 5 - 4 SUI Swizerland
Japan JPN 3 - 2 URU Uruguay
Semi-finals
Italy ITA 8 - 7 RUS Russia
Japan JPN 3 - 3 (1 - 2) (PSO) POR Portugal
Play-off for 3rd place
Russia RUS 5 - 4 JPN Japan
Final
Italy ITA 4 - 6 POR Portugal
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