World Championship in football for athletes with cerebral palsy (CP) is taking place in Sevilla,Spain from 4th to 20th of July
In their second match, the Russian national team looked strong against Canada, and claimed a 4-0 victory
There was a lot of action in the game starting from first half. Russians took the lead on 8th minute with a goal from Marat Eloev (9), waiting only 2 minutes for taking a 2-0 lead by the effort from Alexey Borkin (10). On the 30th minute Marat Eloev made it 3-0, leaving no chance to Canada already in the first half.
However, Canadians showed strong resistance in the second half. But their effort became useless as Alexey Borkin scored his second of the match and made it 4-0 on the board on 60th minute.
Currently Russia leads Group D, having 6 points. Netherlands share the same amount of points, as they defeated both Canada and Thailand 3-0,but have a worse goal difference than Russians. Both, Russia and Netherlands, guaranteed their participation in quarterfinals of the tournament; but the clash for the victory in their group will take place this Thursday (July 11th)
Avtandil Baramidze, head coach of Russian national team, summarized the game:
«Canadian team is not a bad team. We showed some good soccer without stress. On July 11th we are facing Netherlands. I suppose, they are the strongest in our group. We want to thank relatives and friends of the players, our fans and everyone who supports us. We sincerely appreciate your support”.
World Championship already surprised everyone with a sensational loss of Iran, one of the most expected teams to win the tournament, to United States of America in Group C. Americans played a stronger game and defeated Iran 3-2. Even though Iran was winning 2-1 by the end of first half, they couldn’t sustain the pressure from USA.