特级做人爱c级日本After failing to grace the podium two years ago in the Bahamas, European teams were back with a bang at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019™, where Portugal took top honours followed by Italy and Russia.
特级做人爱c级日本Of the top three finishers at Bahamas 2017, two (Brazil and Tahiti) failed to reach the semis in Paraguay, while the third (Iran) did not even qualify for the tournament.
Brazil's quarter-final elimination was unquestionably one of the biggest surprises of the tournament, with the defending champions near universal favourites for the title.
Instead it was Portugal who went all the way to secure their second title in just four years. The difference on this occasion was that the driving force was no longer Madjer, Belchior or Alan, but the likes of Andrade, Jordan and the brothers Be and Leo Martins, who all came of age and formed the backbone of a team overflowing with experience.
"The key was to play the big games well," Jordan, one of three Portuguese players to receive individual awards, told sqjyjg.com.
Italy and Russia go close
Italy特级做人爱c级日本 underlined their emergence as a beach soccer heavyweight by reaching the semi-finals for the third consecutive edition, progressing to the final on this occasion.
Despite the goalscoring prowess of Gori and Emmanuele Zurlo, the Azzurri still came up short, but the future looks promising – especially with the arrival of 19-year-old Josep Gentilin. "We'll have our revenge," Zurlo told sqjyjg.com.
After barely making it though the group stage, Russia特级做人爱c级日本 then starred in two of the best games of this World Cup: in the quarter-final followed by in the semis.
There is no denying that Russian beach soccer has again risen to power. After not qualifying for Bahamas 2017, three players who had not been in the squad for Portugal 2015 stood out: goalkeeper Maksim Chuzhkov and pivots Fedor Zemskov and Boris Nikonorov. As a youngster, Nikonorov admired the very team-mates he is now playing with.
More outstanding performers
Inspired by Player of the Tournament Ozu Moreira, Japan特级做人爱c级日本 took Portugal all the way to penalties in the semi-finals. And while they also lost the play-off for third place to Russia, the country equalled their previous best performance at a World Cup from 2005.
Displaying good technique and physical strength, Senegal confirmed they have closed the gap on the top sides, although they will need to fine-tune the tactical side of things to go even further.
Tactical astuteness and youthful talent made Uruguay the surprise team of the tournament, pointing to a very promising future.
The same could be said of United Arab Emirates, who demonstrated remarkable progress despite not reaching the quarter-finals, and hosts Paraguay特级做人爱c级日本, who, but for the narrowest of group stage defeats, could themselves have been among the top eight.
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🔢 Final Standings
1 - Portugal
2 - Italy
3 - Russia
4 - Japan
🥇 adidas Golden Ball: Ozu Moreira
🥈 adidas Silver Ball: Jordan
🥉 adidas Bronze Ball: Be Martins
🧤 adidas Golden Glove: Andrade
👍🏽 Fair Play Award: Senegal
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⚽️ Top goalscorers
🥇 adidas Golden Scorer: Gori (16 goals)
🥈 adidas Silver Scorer: Emmanuele Zurlo (10 goals, 1 assist)
🥉 adidas Bronze Scorer: Fedor Zemskov (10 goals)
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