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13 Jul 2010
Second stage fields France power and a Dutch miracle
France lead a shocking victory over Czech Republic in this second stage of the third day in Bibione, when things become getting clearer in this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifier. Les Bleus, seemingly on their best track again, have restated their pedigree by inflicting a severe defeat to their victims, in this case, the unfortunate Czechs.
Netherlands have been the responsible for the other great moment of theses second four matches. The Dutch have starred in the most unbelievable comeback of the whole tournament, when winning a match they were losing just 40 seconds before final horn. The fixtures so far leave also Poland and Ukraine in the next round.
Last breath comeback gives Netherlands hope
Only a fairy-tale last minute have saved the Netherlands to an unexpected defeat against Bulgaria, which would have put things really difficult for the Orange. An unbelievable comeback has brought the Orange from being one goal down to win the match in less than 30 seconds. Seeing is believing…
Bulgaria became a nightmare for the Dutch since the very beginning of the game, getting ahead on the score two times. Moni scored the opening goal of the match, quckly answered by Geldremalsen. But Filip scored twice to bring the 1-2 in the second period and the 1-3 in the third. Orange fears began becoming true, and time was inexorably going by.
Kokmeijer made the first approach with three minutes, but the game entered the last minute, and everything seemed impossible for the Dutch. Sometimes, though, the impossible happens, and this time luck was on the Orange side to made Liefden get the equalizer. Extra time was a lesser evil for Holland, but fate had a better present for them, instead. Ax achieved the impossible, just seven seconds afterwards, to get three extremely valuable points that, although not making their ticket for next round sure for them, gives Holland many possibilities.
Full-throttle France leave no room for doubts
France seems to be back. Cantona’s boys have showed today their best and have inflicted Czech Republic a severe defeat (11-2) to head for the next round in all strength. Although their dubitative latter performances, Les Bleus keep a huge potential, and they have fielded all the magic and power of their game today. The defenseless Czech could do little in front of the hungry French, and see themselves out of this FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifier.
Things were tight at the end of the first period. Basquaise and Sciortino opened the score for France in the first two minutes, but Kovarik reduced the distance little afterwards. But after the first break on, things became absolutely blue. Francois, Samoun, in the first of his four goals today and Mendy brought the 5-1 up on the scoreboard. Bocek closed the second time shortening the distance, but the French tornado was already to finish the match.
And so it did in the third period, with six goals that smashed the Czech resistance. Samoun, with three new goals, and Francois and Basquasie again gave the score its forceful final look. With this uncontestable victory, the French stay at the top of group F, with a reinforced image for next qualifying round.
Poland makes it too difficult for Norway
The Polish National side has also crossed the barrier towards next round, securing the second place in group G again Norway. Although the score may not point so, Polakowski’s lads have been fairly superior to the Norwegian, reaching a distance of up to six goals at the end of the second period. Saganowski has come straight into the tournament’s top scorers thanks to his 5-goal performance.
When only 3 minutes have gone by, Poland were 3-0 up, and this was to steep a road to walk for the Nordic side. They try, though, but Sorensen’s hit was soon and doubly replied by today’s Polish hero, Saganovski. Salveson tried it again, only to find the same unfair exchange that boosted Poland 8-2 up by the end of second time, with Ziober, Waleszcyk and Saganovski again worsening Norway’s nightmare.
Even though, Kandal’s team fielded their Nordic mind strength to hit three times in the last period, by the goals by Sorens (2) and Andi could just leave the score far from tightness, what leaves Norway out of the race.
Ukraine play their role against Belarus
Ukraine National team have done their work to confirm they are going to be one of the 16 squads to take part in the round of 16 qualifying stage. The Ukrainian, with a victory over neighbours Belarus, have placed themselves, for the moment, on top of their table, awaiting for the Switzerland - Hungary that this afternoon will decide who is to end up as first, second, and third.
Although Iuchanka achieved the equalizer for Belarus after Aranovskiy opening hit in the first quarter, and Iljin did the same with the Ukranian second strike, by Andrii Borsuk, the match had all the time a consistent blue colour. Borsiuk again was in charge of set his team in advantage again, with mate Aranovsky repeating to make it 4-2 before the first break.
After it, there was no chance back for the Belarusian, who saw how Zborovskyi and Pachev would take Ukraine even further on the scoreboard in the second period. Ukraine somehow decreased its pace, and unarmed Belarusian saw hao minutes went by with no chance to their opponent’s goal.