The week started in the capital of the seventh raffle at the club world championship on beach football. The beginning of the tournament by Russian teams got a shock: “Spartak” defeated the Swiss “grasshopper” (8:1), and “the locomotive” left no chance to the Turkish “Alanyaspor” – 14:4.
A few words about the competition. From 2011 to last year the tournament was held in Brazil only. But in 2019, as in the current club world Cup is taking Russia.
– Russia is one of those countries where it is best understand that beach soccer is much more than solely a summer sport. The previous draw was very successful. Moscow – the perfect place for our game, – said the head of the world organization of beach soccer Joan Cusco.
For the main trophy of struggle lead eight of clubs. Six of them represent Europe, including “the locomotive” with “Spartakom”. Also in the competition participated in by Brazilian “Flamengo” and the Japanese “Tokyo Verdy”. All these teams are divided into two groups. The top two from each group progress to the 1/2 finals.
Chronologically, the first of our teams the tournament started “Spartak”. The highest achievements at world club championship “red-white” have achieved in the past year, when the Muscovites reached the semifinals, but lost to him in Italian “the Crook”. In the match for third place Spartak had a setback: this time they upset Flamengo.
Who knows, maybe this year’s tournament, “red-white” will be able to get to the finals and even win it. The chances of the team, of course. Especially considering what is Fedor Zemskov. The star of the Russian national team scored a poker match with the “Grasshopper” and is not going to stop there.
– I have already said in one interview that when you were on the chest of the Spartak diamond, there is only one task – to win and lift the Cup over his head. The local goal is to win the next match against Flamengo. It must be done quietly, not to make any drama, cutting and to prepare for the semi-final, – quotes the words Zemskova official site of the club world Cup. – I would be happy to meet in the finals with Lokomotiv. With many guys from the club we played together for the national team. I have a lot of friends. Can’t root against them and want them in the finals. And then let the best man win.
“Locomotive” is not just defeated “the Goal” but also rewrote two records of the tournament. Never has one team failed to score 14 goals in one meeting. In addition, the match with the Turkish club became the most successful in the history of the FIFA club world Cup.
On the club world Cup involved eight teams: six from Europe, one from Asia and South America
One of the heroes of the meeting was the player of “Locomotive”, the leader of the national team of Iran, Amir Akbari. By the way, for Akbari this match was the debut in the capital club.
– Happy for the first time to enter the sand in the form of “Locomotive”. The opening game of the tournament is always very important. But we need to forget about tonight and think about Levante. As for my transfer to Lokomotiv, I was last year invited to play for the club at the club world Cup, but then had problems with visa and I could not come, – said Akbari.
The matches of the second round of the group stage club world Cup took place on Thursday evening. “The locomotive” met with the Spanish “Levante” and “Spartacus” with Flamengo.