Quarter-finals of the tournament that qualifies for the Fifa World Cup: a victory is enough for Del Duca’s blues to hit the target. It starts at 7.15pm
Italbeach at the decisive turning point: access to the next beach soccer World Cup is all played in the match against Spain of tomorrow. After the victory with Germany (3-1), the third consecutive one in the world qualifiers underway in Nazarè (Portugal), the national team is preparing to make the final effort. The sand of the Estadio do Viveiro tomorrow at 7.15 pm (live channel 202 of Sky Sport) will host the quarter-final between the Azzurri of Emiliano del Duca and the Roja led by Cristian Mendez: whoever wins gets to the semi-finals of this tournament and takes one of the four seats available on the plane bound for Moscow where, from 19 to 29 August, the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup will be played. days add up to three more won last weekend in the European qualifying tournament. All tied up with Gabriele Gori’s 300 goals in blue. A clear path for the Azzurri Vice World Champion team (Paraguay in 2019), which has every intention of taking a step further in the next edition.
The voices of the protagonists
Tomorrow will not be an easy match, confesses Emiliano Del Duca: “A tough team – underlines the coach – which combines physical qualities with a high technical level. Among them, the number 10 Diego LLorenc, – an international star, Golden Ball of the discipline in 2017 – beacon of a group whose ability allows their game many tactical solutions. I remember the last meeting in Dubai, in 2019 during the Intercontinental Cup: it was a real battle, which we won 8-7 after several reversals. Thinking about how we started – adds Del Duca – I am very satisfied with the growth we have had. Until now, only victories and with the Spaniards we want to extend the streak ”. The confirmation also comes from Josep Jr Gentilin, 21 (the youngest of the group), born in Vicenza, divided between Italy and Rio where he plays with Vasco De Gama with whom he won the beach soccer championship last year: ” In Dubai I played that game and I also scored a goal – declares Josep – but it was tough. They are very, strong, more or less the same players as then, tomorrow will be another battle, ”. The Azzurro in the two competitions (2 in the European qualifiers and 4 in the world ones) has so far scored 6 goals that he dedicates to the whole team: “All together, in these days, we are growing as a group and this has allowed me to do what I did. I feel good, like never before, but compared to my teammates, I have been lucky enough to play in this last year. Tomorrow, against the Spaniards, we will all fight together until the end because we want this World Cup ”.
Spain finished second in group C of these qualifiers, behind Belarus with whom yesterday they lost the clash for the first place in the group 4-3. In the previous two games, he had beaten Norway 8-0 and Poland 7-6. The Spaniards’ palmares in the world championship tournament counts three second places (2003-2004-2013).
Belarus-Germany, 15.30 (16.30 Italian)
Switzerland-Ukraine 16.45 (17.45 Italian)
Italy-Spain, 6.15 pm (7.15 pm Italian), Sky Sport channel 202
Portugal-Azerbaijan, 19.30 (20.30 Italian)
June 24 – 5:20 pm
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