Surprise of the basic group? Draw of European leaders Romania and Kazakhstan
14.6.2017 / AMF
Brno - Opening days of eighth European championships of mini football hosted in Brno has offered us some surprises.
Beside the first match when Hungary beat the Czech Republic 1:0, started tournament by whole day program on Saturday midday. What was the surprise? For sure, the lost Germany 3:4 with Bulgaria or a high score of Slovakia team 5:0 against Spain, Russia 0:1 Turkey or Croatia with France 1:2 haven´t been expected. Great emotions woke up duel Montenegro with Serbia ended up by draw 1:1.
The second day of European Championship offered draw 1:1 between Poland and Bulgaria, Spain beat Turkey after big fight 3:2 and Slovakia after great first match lost with Russia. In vague performance, continued Germany with final score 1:2 with Ukraine.
But the biggest surprise brought results of existing European champions. Six times winner of tournament Bulgaria played without score with Portugal and last year champion Kazakhstan finished a match with Greece by draw 1:1. In a Czech group A finished both matches the same: Hungary smashed Israel 6:0 as well as Latvia.
The third day brought the biggest goal difference in match Croatia 11:0 Belgium. In group F Slovenia beat France 2:1. The best position in a group before last day of the basic group had Slovenia with two wins.
In group E won Montenegro 3:1 Italy and second won stole Bosnia & Herzegovina against Serbia 2:0. The first position in group A confirmed Hungary by a match with Latvia 2:1.
Group B won Bulgaria with the last match against Ukraine 2:1. Germany finally beat Poland 1:0, but it was not enough to get to a play-off. The second place was occupied by Poland with four points.