MOSCOW, Jun 14 - R-Sport, Vasily Konov, Jr. Russian national Team on beach football unusual composition at the capital stage of the Euroleague, which was held From 12 to 14 June at the Moscow stadium beach sports " Dynamo ", is not easily able to qualify for the Grand final match.
Taking into account a busy calendar this season, it was decided to reduce the number of qualifying stages to 2. Thus, each of the 12 teams will hold a total of 3 tournaments, the results of which will determine the eight participants in the Estonian Grand final. Russian national team With 4 points became the winner of the group 1, and the teams of Belarus, France and Poland scored 3 points.
in group 2 with an absolute measure won by the Italian Team. Second place went to the team of Portugal (6 points), which, together With the Italians won the permit in Estonia. On the third line resettles the Germans (3), the fourth - the Greeks (0).
in the Metropolitan stage was attended by veterans of the national team of the Russian Federation Ilya Leonov Yury gorchinskiy, Anton Shkarin and Yegor Sikov. The captain's armband in the lack Leonov tried Yury Krasheninnikov. The senior trainer of citizens of Russia Mikhail Likhachev explained the reason for the lack of experienced players Already at the end of the competition." The boys were given the rest, they spent a large number of matches in a short time, for this reason this Composition on Stage was From the beginning conceived back in may, " said the coach of two-time world Champions.
The opportunity to prove themselves got Young players. Thus, in the national team debuted a player Samara "Wings of the Soviets" Nikita Safronov, first played in the Euroleague Alexey Ilinsky from St. Petersburg Crystal." The young guys played that way, as I expected: quite smooth, But not without errors. For such a small number of matches for the national team, they played well. The national team of the Russian Federation pilot called not worth it, but, as they Say Experts, "bastard" can " - said Likhachev.
in the first match of the current winners of the Euroleague resisted the Polish Team. The hosts of the match multiple times had a lead, But an uncompromising opponent repeatedly compared the account. In the end, the poles managed to bring the case to a penalty shootout and won a sensational victory (3: 3, the penalty is 6: 5)." Were We great, just didn't convert our chances, and that is the main reason for the defeat. But to Say that the poles "bounced". This is a fighting team that played defensive football. They have 3 shots - 3 goals, we had more chances, We played better, " said Krasheninnikov.
Angry citizens of Russia for the next day Already served a suspension for removal in the final of the Intercontinental Cup 2014 Alexey Makarov, But without Krasheninnikov, who feel unwell, on all counts team beat France (4: 1)." We led the entire match and account, and on the game itself. The 1st and foremost, We played strictly on defense, and our moments We realized that although We could have two or three goals to score. Overall, the French are serious issues not delivered, " - said Makarov.
Decisive For the citizens of Russia was supposed to be meeting With the Belarusians. Citizens of Russia during the whole tournament were in the role of vengeance, but in a penalty shootout fortune this time turned to face the hosts of the match." With Belarusians was a very tough match, well, we won on penalties in front of our fans. I don't know what to do With (the author of a hat-trick in the gate of citizens of Russia Igor) Bristle, " said Krasheninnikov.- Importantly, We completed the task, But in General you can put the C grade With a plus ".
On June 24 the national team of the Russian Federation are expected to participate in the first European games in Baku, where the task is to win gold medals." We cannot say that We played in the Russian capital, keeping in mind Baku. We had a sporting challenge on the Metropolitan stage, and We did it, But in principle we can say that this tournament was the starting stage of preparation for Baku, " - said Likhachev.
the goalkeeper of citizens of Russia Andrey Suchlicki said instability in the team." The stage was quite nervous, our game was unstable. To talk about the regularity of composition in the context of the team never! For the team of each tournament, every game is important, and you Cannot divide players into old and young, "said the Goalkeeper Moscow" Locomotive ".
goalkeeper of the Russian Federation and "Crystal" Ivan Ostrovsky was named the best goalkeeper of the Moscow stage." I head never scored, I even of the existence of these awards did not know. The main thing - turned out to achieve results, not personal awards. As all 3 games have been very hard. Own game basically decent managed, somewhere helped the Guys. But again, the Main thing - result, " humbly shared their impressions of the goalkeeper.
MVP of the Moscow stage was recognized by the Italian Gabriele Gori. He together With the Belarusian Bristles and the Portuguese jos? Maria Fonsecai With five goals was the best scorer of the match. In the 2nd phase, which will be held in Hungary From 7 to 9 August, will involve teams of Spain, Ukraine, Switzerland and Hungary.