- 20-06-2022, 13:49
The qualifying tournament for the World Footvolley Championship in Batumi, Georgia has concluded.
On the second day of the competition, the final match took place to determine the winner of the mix (female / male. The struggle of the first and second Israeli teams for the gold medal was observed in an aesthetic game. The second team - the pair of Shalus / Amelia - became the party that celebrated the victory in the end due to the determined game.
The Azerbaijani team consisting of Fayar Huseynov and Namig Isgandarov, which passed the group stage, failed to overcome the Turkish barrier in the quarterfinals.
Along with the Turkey, Brazil, Iran and Israel have qualified for the semifinals of the tournament, which is held under the auspices of the International Footvolley Federation.
In the semifinals, the Turkish national team, consisting of Cemil Kor and Rahman Yezdani, despite serious resistance to the Latin Americans, finally reached the final.
The other team that made it to the finals was the Israeli national team, which won the sympathy of sports fans with its game from the start of the tournament under the slogan "Road to Baku".
The Shalush / Buscape duo literally "sweated" the Brazilians Shavit and Diego Maradona in the final. Faced with serious opposition, the Brazilian national team lost in the first set on Batumi beach. In the second set, Shavit and Maradona, who wanted to change the course of the game, partially achieved this by moving the set to extra points. However, the tireless Israelis increased the pressure in the tie-break and brought their opponent to his knees.
During the final match, a large number of fans gathered in the stands and watched a real footvolley show. Blocks, shark attacks, smart head shots, etc. The audience in the resort town watched with amazement and pleasure.
The Turkish national team, which won the third place in this tournament and entered the rankings in futsal for the first time, also won the sympathy of sports fans with its game.
Before the award ceremony of the tournament, the President of the International Football Federation Vusal Khalilov presented a special gift to the child who was selected as the best volunteer.
It should be noted that the next qualifying tournament for the World Footvolley Championship will be held from June 30 to July 3 in Arsuz, Turkey.