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Romania and Georgia reach final of IBSA Blind Football European Qualifier

Date: April 8, 2017

Category: Football

Today is the final day at the IBSA Blind Football European Qualifier and European Championships Division 2 in Bacau, Romania.

At the end of a very successful tournament involving seven countries, the hosts will face Georgia in the final at 17:30 local time. Romania defeated the Czech Republic 4-1 in the semis thanks to four goals from star striker Kovacs, while in the other semi-final Georgia overcame Greece 1-0 in a penalty shoot-out following a 0-0 draw.

Caption: the Czech Republic (left) and Romania (right) line up before yesterday's semi-final.

At 15:30 Greece and the Czech Republic will play for 3rd and 4th place, while this morning Albania will take on Ireland for 5th and 6th place.

The final and the 3rd-4th place play-off will be streamed live on Exclusiv TV Romania.

Caption: the Georgian team celebrates qualification for the final and Berlin 2017.

Qualification for the final means that Romania and Georgia are now also headed to Berlin, Germany, in August to play in the IBSA Blind Football European Championships. 

Full results 

Monday April 3rd
Romania 2 (Tiberiu, Kovacs)
Ireland 0
Tuesday April 4th
Georgia 7 (Shakanashvili, Basilashvili [2], Margvelashvili [4])
Albania 0
Czech Republic 2 (Valer [2])
Moldova 1 (Cripolapov)
Wednesday April 5th
Romania 0
Georgia 5 (Margvelashvili [2], Basilashvili [3])

Ireland 1 (McCarthy)
Albania 0
Greece 1 (Chatziapostolidis)
Czech Republic 2 (Valer [2])       
Thursday April 6th
Ireland 0
Georgia 1 (Basilashvili)
Romania 6 (Kovacs [2], Nistor, Cucu, Botez [2])
Albania 0
Greece 5 (Topali [3], Siotas [2])
Moldova 0

Friday April 7th
Semi-final 1
Georgia 0
Greece 0
(Georgia wins penalty shoot-out 1-0)
Semi-final 2
Romania 4 (Kovacs [4])
Czech Republic 1 (Valer)

For more information and photos from the tournament visit the IBSA Blind Football Facebook page.


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