Action Training by Orlando Duarte
Held today, the 25th in the morning, in the pavilion of Gualtar, an action futsal training, taught by Orlando Duarte, a former national selector absolute and university. The action was organized under the World University Futsal Championship taking place in Braga, and had the support of AFBraga.
Russia and Ukraine will face off in the finals
Russia and Ukraine will play for the gold tomorrow. Russia smashed Thailand eight to one today, while Ukraine beat Portugal with a more modest one to nothing. Portugal and Thailand will also be facing each other tomorrow, for the last slot on the podium.
Spain and Brazil will be playing each other again tomorrow, for the fifth spot in the championship. Spain defeated Azerbaijan 4-1 and Brazil beat China with an astonishing score of 13 to nothing.
In the female championship, though Brazil is already champion, the slots for the silver and bronze medals are still open. Spain put itself in a good position to win silver by beating Russia in today's game, 4-2.
Ukraine, Thailand, Russia and Portugal move on to the semi-finals and Brazil womens' team is champion
The competition becomes harder as we come nearer the end on Saturday. Today, the womens' competition already has a winner - Brazil won by beating Spain today only three to two, with the winning goal scored with thirty seconds to play. The match between France and Russia was evenly fought, with Russia only overcoming France in the second half, for a score of 4-2.
In the mens' tournament, today it was decided who moves on to the semi-finals. Brazil played Ukraine and made it tied to half time, but Ukraine scored twice in the second half and won 3-1. In the mean time, Portugal beat China 8-1. The difference was not as large before China decided to play with five, leaving the goal open for Portugal to score four more goals.
Russia and Thailand will also face off in the semi-finals. Thailand beat Spain in an exciting match this afternoon, where Thailand wound up winning 1-0. Russia defeated Azerbaijan four to nothing, in a more one-sided match.