Archive for October 15th, 2018

Portugal and Japan to tussle for gold

**THE DAY REPLAYED – **Japan pulled off the upset of the Girls's Youth Olympic Futsal Event Buenos Aires 2018 by knocking out Spain within the semi...

 

**THE DAY REPLAYED – **Japan pulled off the upset of the Girls’s Youth Olympic Futsal Event Buenos Aires 2018 by knocking out Spain within the semi-finals to arrange a gathering with Portugal, who thrashed Bolivia.

Spain dominated possession however discovered their path to purpose blocked again and again by a strong Japanese defence, earlier than seemingly paving the way in which for victory by ultimately breaking the impasse simply earlier than half-time.

That proved to be a false hope, nevertheless, as Japan stored their form however nonetheless managed to show the sport on its head because of objectives from Miu Maeda, Ichika Arai and Sara Oino. The supporters filling the stands started to sense that the title favourites have been on the ropes. 

Spain tried all the things and even performed with a fly keeper for the final seven minutes. They did scale back the deficit with seconds left on the clock, however in the end ran out of time and can now contest the bronze medal match.

Within the first recreation of the day, Bolivia’s hopes of reaching the ultimate didn’t final lengthy. The South People took an early lead in opposition to Portugal via a purpose by fan favorite Maria Galvez and held their very own for a lot of the primary half, however had no response as soon as the Europeans discovered their rhythm and went in 6-1 down on the break. 

Fifo excelled and hit the goal six instances, whereas Marta Pereira (two objectives, three assists) and Marta Texeira (three objectives, one help) additionally stood out.

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