The European Football Championship 7x7 for persons with cerebral palsy ended in the Netherlands.
The match between the national teams of Russia and Ukraine for the title of the European Champion was finished with the victory of the Russian team with a score 3-2.
All three goals in the gates of the Ukrainian team have been scored by Aleksey Borkin (on the 23, 30 and 62 minutes). From the side of the Ukrainian team the goals were scored by Taras Lulko (on the 25 minute) and Sergey Bedenok (on the 31 minute).
The Russian football team have several times met with the Ukrainian at the finals of the Paralympic Games. The two national teams struggled for the golden medals in the years 2000, 2008 and 2012. The Russians had the successed twice (years 2000 and 2012).
Moreover, the National Ukrainian team is the Champion of the 2016 Paralympic Games and a current world champion.
The bronze medal was won by the National team of Ireland by defeating the National team of the Netherlands with a score 2-1.
European Champions became:
- Georgi Albegov (Moscow Region/Leningrad Region),
- Danila Belov (Nizhny Novgorod Region),
- Aleksey Borkin (Nizhny Novgorod Region),
- Soslan Gazdanov (Republic Northern Osetia-Alania),
- Marat Eloev(Republic Northern Osetia-Alania),
- Leonid Ilyichev (Nizhny Novgorod Region),
- Vyacheslav Larionov (Nizhny Novgorod Region / Moscow Region),
- Sergey Materukhin (Moscow Region),
- Dmimtri Minenko (Moscow Region),
- Roman Pesotskyi (Nizhny Novgorod Region),
- Vladislav Raretskyi (Moscow Region / Nizhny Novgorod Region),
- Aslan Tibilov (Republic Northern Osetia-Alania),
- Guram Chkareuli (Republic Northern Osetia-Alania),
- Andrey Shimanov (Tula Region / Moscow Region).
Head Coach of the National Team, Honored Coach of Russia Avtandil Baramidze
The RPC congratulates the football team 7x7 for persons with cerebral palsy with a victory in the European Championship and wishes great successes in the future contests!
Football for persons with cerebral palsy (known also as football 7x7) is a variation of football for persons with neurological diseases. The sport is recognized by FIFA and was included in the program of the Paralympic Games from 1984 until 2016. The matches are taking place on a field sized 75x55 meters, gates 5 meters m in width, 2 meters in height. The match consists of two halves of 30 minutes each.