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Portugal test into semis, Bolivia trigger an upset

THE DAY REPLAYED. Portugal turned the primary facet to attain the semi-finals of the Ladies’s Youth Olympic Futsal Event Buenos Aires 2018, due to ...


THE DAY REPLAYED. Portugal turned the primary facet to attain the semi-finals of the Ladies’s Youth Olympic Futsal Event Buenos Aires 2018, due to their defeat of Cameroon on the CeNARD Corridor.

Although they failed to achieve the heights of their earlier video games, the Portuguese have been nonetheless in dominant type and have now given themselves two pictures at profitable a medal.

In the meantime, Japan had to work onerous to see off Chile and keep on the right track to qualify from Group D.

Cheered on by their nation’s U-20 facet, who’re making ready for the South American Futsal Championships of their age group, the Chileans put up a stable defensive show however couldn’t hold tempo with their slick opponents.

The day’s massive shock got here on the Foremost Futsal Corridor, the place Bolivia overcame Thailand in a vital match in Group C.

Roared on by round 100 of their compatriots, the Bolivians have been applauded from the courtroom by the massive crowd, most of whom had come to see hosts Argentina within the males’s event.

The scorer of a shocking aim that sealed victory for her facet, Maria Galvez was Bolivia’s standout performer and was ably supported by Kaye Fernandez and Michelle Pacheco.

The win has given the South People real hope of a spot within the semis and an opportunity to battle for a medal.

Trinidad and Tobago fought out an end-to-end encounter with Tonga within the earlier match on the Foremost Futsal Corridor, which went the way in which of the Caribbean facet, due to a four-goal contribution from Afiyah Cornwall.

Each side earned an ovation from the followers, with the winners performing a dance on the courtroom and the losers a haka.

Do you know?

  • Chile’s Grace Mora scored the primary aim by a goalkeeper within the girls’s competitors.
  • Tonga’s Seini Lutu, who was despatched off in opposition to Trinidad and Tobago, was solely 13 when she represented her nation in an OFC U-20 girls’s soccer championship.

What’s subsequent
11 October

  • Japan-Dominican Republic, Group D, Foremost Futsal Corridor
  • Tonga-Spain, Group C, Foremost Futsal Corridor

Spain and Japan will begin as agency favourites to win their matches on Thursday. Ought to they accomplish that, they’ll each go an extended technique to qualifying for the semi-finals from their respective sections.

Rodriguez: I wish to attain the semis or Remaining


James Rodriguez has focusing on serving to Colombia report their best-ever FIFA World Cup™ end in Russia and salivated over a possible conflict with Germany within the knockout section.

A Rodriguez double – embellished by the that mind-blowing FIFA Puskás Award winner – powered Colombia previous Uruguay and into the World Cup quarter-finals for the primary time at Brazil 2014, the place they misplaced 2-1 to Brazil regardless of the purpose that gained their No10 the adidas Golden Boot. And the attacking midfielder sees no purpose Colombia can’t go not less than one higher in Japanese Europe.

“I wish to have a great World Cup and assist my team-mates get to the semi-finals or the Remaining,” Rodriguez informed the Bundesliga’s official web site. “Why not?”

Colombia face Japan, Poland and Senegal in Group H. The prospect of going through Germany, the place Rodriguez has been primarily based in 2017/18 with Bayern Munich, excites the 26-year-old who has already performed membership soccer in six nations. Colombia and Germany may probably meet within the quarter-finals or Remaining.

“It could be nice, mentioned Rodriguez. “However that is a good distance away – we have to take issues step-by-step.”

Rodriguez’s 21 targets in 62 internationals have him third on Colombia’s record of all-time main marksmen, behind Falcao (29 targets) and Arnoldo Iguaran (25).

Rene Higuita, who stored purpose for Colombia at Italy 1990, just lately hailed Rodriguez as “the entire participant” in an unique interview with FIFA.com.

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