Russian national mini-soccer team to face Ukraine in semi-finals of UEFA Futsal Championship

3 February 2022, 11:08 AM

The Russian national futsal team beat Georgia 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Futsal Championship, advancing to the semi-finals, where it will face Ukraine.

Despite being overall favorite, the Russian team only managed to score its first goal in the 23rd minute, thanks to forward Artem Niyazov.

Nevertheless, a minute later the Georgians leveled the score – forward Bruno Branco got in the goal for his side.

However, the Georgians failed to capitalize on that momentum, and the Russians were able to re-establish control, with defender Ivan Chishkala putting the Russians ahead, and sealing the deal with another goal in the final moments of the game.

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Having reached the semi-finals, Russia is now slated to face Ukraine.

In the other semi-final of the championship, Portugal will face the winner of quarter-final Spain - Slovakia.

The semi-finals of Euro 2022 will take place on Friday, Feb. 4.

Match Stats:

Russia - Georgia 3:1

Goals: Niyazov, 23, Chishkala, 28, 40 - Branco, 24

The day before, the Ukrainian national team defeated Kazakhstan with a score of 5:3 and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Futsal Championship for the first time since 2005.

In the final group round, the Ukrainian national team lost to Portugal (0:1), but reached the quarter-finals after Serbia's victory over the Netherlands (3:2) thanks to having the best goal difference in the group.

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