Brazil Claims Four Titles At The World Futsal Cup VII

Brazil sent an unprecedented 12 teams to the World Futsal Cup VII in Barcelona and it paid dividends as their clubs won four out of the five titles with locals FC Barcelona claiming the remaining cup. From the moment the championships kicked off with the opening ceremony it was a real festival of futsal which only ended once the clubs began their journeys home.

These fascinating championships saw over 1000 goals scored over the four days of competition and five age categories. Clubs from across the world had accepted the unique and rare opportunity to test their ability against some of the best youth teams and players anywhere on the planet. The level of play witnessed on court reflected this.

Every team competed in five games which provided a strong challenge with the possibility of facing a Japanese team one moment and then a side from England in your next fixture. The players and coaches were required to quickly adapt to different styles of play and strategies as every game counted.

After the initial group phase all the teams qualified for the semi-finals in either the Gold or Silver Division, meaning they were just two victories away from returning home with silverware. The overall winners of the championships, those taking the five titles in the Gold Division, were Sport & CIA, FC Barcelona, Magnus Futsal, Rio De Janeiro Futsal Academy and SC Corinthians.

As well as the futsal experience, the participants were also able to enjoy mixing with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and making new friends as all the teams were accommodated together in the two official tournament hotels. The championships ended with the obligatory party for the participants to cement the new relationships they had formed and to relax and reflect after an intense few days of high level futsal.

Every year the World Futsal Cup has grown and drawn more interest from clubs and fans of the sport around the world. 2019 is sure to continue this trend and preparations, both for the clubs hoping to qualify and the organizers, will soon begin for the World Futsal Cup VIII. Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for more information and updates.


The History & Future of The World Futsal Cup

The World Futsal Cup VII will take place between 27-30 December 2018 as some of the strongest youth teams worldwide congregate near Barcelona to determine who is the best of the best. This article will take a look at what has taken place so far in the history of one of the world’s strongest and most prestigious youth competitions.

The championships first took place back in 2012 in the historic Spanish town of Toledo, a key location in Spanish futsal history. Local club Caja Toledo were one of the founding members of the Spanish League in 1989, becoming champions a few years later and was the former team of local boy Javier Lozano, 2-time World Cup winning coach with Spain and current Spanish League President.

The next year the tournament moved north to Blanes, a town on the picturesque Costa Brava, where it remains today. It provided the perfect combination of offering the tranquility of the Mediterranean coast whilst being a short trip to Barcelona, a hotbed for both soccer and futsal. Further, it had the attraction of a world class indoor arena considered one of the best in the whole of Spain and perfectly suited for a championships of this stature. It offers six full size futsal courts all with ample spectator seating.

One of the biggest sporting institutions in the world, FC Barcelona, have been the undoubted force in World Futsal Cup history having participated from the beginning. After claiming two trophies at that first edition six years ago, they have gone on to win 15 of the total 26 trophies that have been contested. Rivas ’95 from Madrid and Santos from Brazil are the only other clubs to have won more than one title.

The tournament attracts clubs from all over the globe having featured participants from futsal powerhouses such as Brazil, Italy, Russia and Colombia. These have been complemented by those from less established futsal nations such as Australia, USA, England, Japan and, debuting in 2018, Germany.

Only three countries outside Spain and Brazil have had champions being USA with World United, England through Ole Futsal Academy and Holland and their representative FC Marlene. Spain's domination will be under threat in this year’s edition as Brazil have sent an unprecedented 13 teams to compete against the host’s representatives as well as strong sides from other nations.

This event is not only about teams but also player development and the success of developing nations in claiming individual awards shows that, although they may not have the strength in depth of Brazil and Spain, they are more than capable of producing outstanding individuals. In 2017, 7 of the 15 individual awards went to players from countries outside those two powerhouses.

But the World Futsal Cup is not about the past, it is about the future. It provides a platform for young talent to learn from competing against the best in an elite environment and showcase their ability in front of crowds that include key figures from the professional game. It is an event where history is written but, more importantly, we glimpse the future of the sport.


With dominant Barça and Santos making a double, World Futsal Cup VI has the great champions

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Finals are always amazing games and the decisions of the World Futsal Cup VI, played on this Saturday, didn’t disappoint. We had high scores, tight games, penalty shootout and many good plays.

FC Barcelona, with four titles, was the great winner of this edition, having raised the cup in the categories Alevin, Infantil, Cadete and Juvenil.

In the Benjamin, the champion was Santos, who participated in the competition for the second consecutive year and conquered the trophy again.

See the summary for each category:

Benjamin

Santos did not take notice of City and was already to the halftime winning by 7-1. The pace decreases in the second stage, but the commanders of Felipe Sá still scored three more goals and won by 10-1.

The Brazilian team had the MVP of the competition (Renan) and the goalscorer (Eduardo and Pedro Henrique) of the category.

Alevin

Many turns, speed and excitement. Thus was the duel between FC Barcelona and Olé Futsal. The English team went ahead early but took the equalizer and saw the home team turn 2-1 before the break.

In the second stage, two goals from Olé in sequence left the gym in ecstasy, but Barça did not collapse and turned again, winning by 6-4.

Infantil

The first 10 minutes were balanced but soon FC Barcelona had the control and went into the break winning the Rose City 4-0.

In the second stage, the American team created beautiful plays and scored once, but the day was of the Catalans, who confirmed victory by 7-1.

Cadete

The most exciting game of the day. Rio de Janeiro played closed on defense for 40 minutes with an impressive application, and made life difficult for FC Barcelona, who found themselves behind the scoring in a throw of stopped ball.

The tie of the home team also occurred for a stopped ball, and so we went to the penalties. After two errors of one side and one mistake from another, Barça won by 4-3.

Juvenil

As they do in the entire championship, the Futsal City Atlas has shown its engaging game with many skilled players. With that, they opened the scoring and had good moments in the match.

However, FC Barcelona were more consistent and with great performance of their player with the shirt number 10, won by 6-3, winning the Tetra of the World Futsal Cup VI.

Individual awards

Benjamin
Best goalkeeper: Elijah Gradilla (City Futsal)
Top Scorer: Eduardo and Pedro Henrique (Santos)
MVP: Renan (Santos)

Alevin
Best goalkeeper: Gerard Alvarez Cambini (FC Barcelona)
Top Scorer: Jordi Sanchez (FC Barcelona)
MVP: Prince (Olé Futsal)

Infantil
Best goalkeeper: Pau Lopez (FC Barcelona)
Top Scorer: Marc Paterna and Adrian Tapas (FC Barcelona)
MVP: Kieran Halsinger (Rose City)

Cadete
Best goalkeeper: Marc Vesteen (Rose City)
Top Scorer: Keller Storie (Rose City) and Mauricio Melo (Rio)
MVP: Victor Cabo (FC Barcelona)

Juvenil
Best goalkeeper: Carlos Zarbaburu (Alianza)
Top Scorer: Guilherme Sanchez (C5 Action)
MVP: Anderson Castro (Atlas)


Com FC Barcelona em quatro finais e cinco países representados, World Futsal Cup VI conhece seus finalistas

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A manhã desta sexta-feira foi de definição para os grandes finalistas da World Futsal Cup VI. Time da casa, o FC Barcelona venceu todas as partidas que disputou e estará em quatro finais neste sábado.

Os times que chegaram a decisão também comprovam o que é essa competição. São cinco países representados nas finais. Espanha, Brasil (Rio Futsal e Santos), Estados Unidos (Rose City e City Futsal), Inglaterra (Olé Futsal) e

Colômbia (Futsal City Atlas).

Veja o resumo de cada categoria:

Benjamin

O Santos rapidamente abriu 2 a 0 e teve o controle do jogo diante do Olé Futsal. A equipe brasileira mostrou mais uma vez sua grande técnica e, com jogadas ensaiadas de bola parada, venceu o time inglês por 5 a 2.

A emoção ficou mesmo para a outra semifinal. Também brasileiro, o Sports & Cia começou bem e abriu dois gols de diferença (3 a 1 e 4 a 2). Contudo, o City Futsal nunca desistiu e conseguiu a virada, vencendo por 5 a 4 e contando com grandes defesas do goleiro no fim.

Alevin

Ambas as semifinais foram bem equilibradas, indo para o intervalo em 1 a 1. Na segunda etapa, o FC Barcelona começou arrasador e abriu vantagem, vencendo por 5 a 2.

Do outro lado, o BNW Boys estava muito fechado na defesa, mas de tanto pressionar o Olé Futsal marcou duas vezes e venceu por 3 a 1.

Infantil

O FC Barcelona não tomou conhecimento do Dina Moscow e venceu por 10 a 0. A grande vantagem foi aberta ainda na primeira etapa, quando o time da casa fez oito gols em sequência.

Com boa posse de bola e muita velocidade, o Rose City bateu o Futsal Dinamo por 4 a 1 e chegou à decisão. O time de Portland controlou o duelo, que ficou em 2 a 0 até os minutos finais.

Cadete

Os japoneses do Badral/RAD começaram bem o jogo e perderam alguns gols claros. Quando o FC Barcelona foi a frente, contudo, teve bom aproveitamento e por isso abriu grande vantagem, vencendo por 9 a 2.

Já os brasileiros do Rio de Janeiro fizeram dois gols em três minutos e com isso tiveram o controle da partida, chegando mais uma fez a decisão após a vitória de 5 a 2.

Juvenil

Talvez a grande surpresas da competição, o Futsal City Atlas mostrou mais uma vez sua habilidade e velocidade. O time colombiano encontrou o difícil Dina Moscow pela frente, mas venceu o time russo por 5 a 3.

Na outra semifinal, os brasileiros do C5 Action fizeram um começo de confronto equilibrado contra o FC Barcelona, mas os espanhois tiveram mais aproveitamento das jogadas ofensivas e venceram por 6 a 3.

Divisão Prata

Pela tarde, tivemos as finais da Divisão Prata. No Alevin, com grandes defesas do goleiro João Paulo, o City Futsal bateu o Blaby Bullets por 4-3, mesmo resultado do emocionante duelo da categoria Benjamin, vencido pelo Carlisle diante do Artos. No Juvenil, os japoneses do Pescadola Machida golearam o Alianza por 8 a 1.

O mesmo Alianza, no Cadete, venceu o Peninsula por 4 a 2 e levou o título para os Estados Unidos. Por fim, a FS5 Academy derrotou o Canet por 5 a 1 e conquistou a taça da categoria Infantil.


With FC Barcelona in four finals and five countries represented, World Futsal Cup VI knows the finalists

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The morning of this Friday was of definition for the finalists of the World Futsal Cup VI. The home team FC Barcelona won all their matches and will be in four finals this Saturday.

The teams that came to the decision also prove what this competition is. There are five countries represented in the finals. Spain, Brazil (Rio Futsal and Santos), United States (Rose City and City Futsal), England (Olé Futsal) and Colombia (Futsal City Atlas).

See the summary for each category:

Benjamin

Santos quickly opened 2-0 and had control of the game against Olé Futsal. The Brazilian team showed again their great technique and, with good plays of stopped ball, beat the English team by 5-2.

The emotion was more present in the other semifinal. The Brazilian Sports & Cia started well and opened two difference goals (3-1 and 4-2). However, City Futsal never gave up and got the turn, winning by 5-4 with great saves of his goalkeeper in the final minutes.

Alevin

Both semifinals were balanced, going into the halftime at 1-1. In the second half, FC Barcelona started very well and opened the score, winning by 5 -2.

On the other hand, BNW Boys were very closed in the defense, but after so much pressure Olé Futsal scored twice and won by 3-1.

Infantil

FC Barcelona did not take note of Dina Moscow and won by 11-0. The big advantage was opened in the first half when the home team made eight goals in a row.

With good ball possession and a lot of speed, Rose City beat Futsal Dinamo by 4-1 and went to the decision. The Portland team controlled the duel, which was 2-0 until the final minutes.

Cadete

The Japanese Badral /RAD started the game well and lost some clear goals. When FC Barcelona went ahead, however, it was very effective and therefore opened a big advantage, winning by 9-2.

The Brazilians from Rio de Janeiro scored two goals in three minutes and with that they had the control of the game, coming to another decision after the victory of 5-2.

Juvenil

Perhaps the great surprise of the competition, Futsal City Atlas once again showed the skills and speed. The Colombian team fight against the hard Dina Moscow but beat the Russian team 5-3.

In the other semifinal, the Brazilians of C5 Action made a balanced start against FC Barcelona, but the Spanish took more advantage of the offensive plays and won by 6-3.

Silver Division

In the afternoon, we had the finals of Silver Division. Pescadola Machida, from Japan, was the champion of Juvenil with a great win by 8-1 against Alianza. In the Alevin, City Futsal beat Blaby Bullets by 4-3 with great saves of goalkeeper João Paulo. In the Benjamin, we had an emotional game between Carlisle and Artos, with a winning of the English of Carlisle by 4-3.

Alianza won in the Cadete, beating Peninsula by 4-2. To finish, the FS5 Academy won against Canet by 5-1 in the Infantil category.


Fans are prized with 428 goals on the Thursday of World Futsal Cup VI

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A whole day of games and many, many goals. More precisely, 428 balls in the net we had in this this Thursday of the World Futsal Cup VI, with two rounds that began at 9am and ended at 9pm.

On Friday, we will have the semifinals. Top rankings make the Gold semifinals, while the worst runners make the Silver semifinals. Finalists begin to be set at 9am.

Santos (Benjamin), Sports & Cia (Benjamin), Olé Futsal (Alevin), FC Barcelona (Infantil), Futsal Dinamo (Infantil), FC Barcelona (Cadete), Rio Futsal (Cadete) and C5 Action with the only one with 100% of the points.

Pedro Henrique (13 goals - Santos - Benjamin), Ian Charles (9 goals - BNW Boys - Alevin), Mauricio Melo (12 goals - Rio Futsal - Cadet) and Guilherme Sanches (10 goals - C5 Action - Juvenil) are the goalscorers of the respective tournaments. In the Infantil, we have four players tied with five goals each.

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Morning results:

Benjamin
Carlisle 2 x 0 Blanesport
Artos 0 x 23 Sports & Cia
Ole Futsal 10 x 1 Canet
Santos 11 x 1 City Futsal

Alevin
Blanesport 1 x 10 Olé Futsal
City Futsal 0 x 4 Hyper DC
Blaby Bullets 2 x 8 FC Barcelona
Nagoya Oceans 1 x 5 BNW Boys

Infantil
Dina Moscow 5 x 2 Blanesport
FS5 1 X 12 FC Barcelona
Rose City 6 x 2 Melbourne Brazil
Futsal Dinamo 6 x 3 Canet

Cadete
Barcelona 11 x 0 Galaxy
Rose City 6 x 3 Peninsula
Badral 3 x 1 Alianza
Rio Futsal 31 x 2 Blanesport

Juvenil
C5 Action 24 x 0 Blanesport
Pescadola Machida 5 x 5 Dina Moscow
FC Barcelona 15 x 0 Freelance Futsal
Futsal City Atlas 10 x 1 Alianza

Afternoon results:

Benjamin
City Futsal 8 x 1 Blanesport
Carlisle 1 x 20 Santos
Artos 1 x 14 Olé Futsal
Canet 0 x 16 Sports & Cia

Alevin
Nagoya Oceans 1 x 8 Blaby Bullets
City Futsal 6 x 3 Blanesport
FC Barcelona 4 x 4 BNW Boys
Ole Futsal 6 x 1 Hyper DC

Infantil
FS5 1 X 5 Rose City
Dina Moscow 2 x 3 Futsal Dinamo
Canet 5 x 3 Blanesport
Melbourne 0 x 17 FC Barcelona

Cadete
Rio Futsal 5 x 1 Badral/RAD
Alianza 8 x 1 Blanesport
Peninsula 4 x 0 Galaxy
FC Barcelona 9 x 0 Rose City

Juvenil
Barcelona 3 x 3 Futsal City Atlas
Freelance Futsal 4 x 4 Alianza
C5 Action 2 x 0 Pescadola Machida
Blanesport 2 x 19 Dina Moscow


Torcedores são premiados com 428 gols na quinta-feira da World Futsal Cup VI

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Um dia inteiro de jogos e muitos, muitos gols. Mais precisamente, 428 bolas nas redes tivemos nesta quinta-feira da World Futsal Cup VI, com duas rodadas que começaram às 9h e terminaram às 21h.

A partir dessa sexta-feira, é mata-mata. Os melhores classificados fazem as semifinais Ouro, enquanto os piores classificados fazem a semifinal Prata. Os finalistas começam a ser definidos às 9h.

Santos (Benjamin), Sports & Cia (Benjamin), Olé Futsal (Alevin), FC Barcelona (Infantil), Futsal Dinamo (Infantil), FC Barcelona (Cadete), Rio Futsal (Cadete) e C5 Action (Juvenil) são os únicos com 100% de aproveitamento até agora.

Pedro Henrique (13 gols – Santos - Benjamin), Ian Charles (9 gols – BNW Boys – Alevin), Mauricio Melo (12 gols – Rio Futsal - Cadete) e Guilherme Sanches (10 gols – C5 Action – Juvenil) são os atuais artilheiros dos respectivos torneios. No Infantil, temos quatro jogadores empatados com cinco gols cada.

Resultados da manhã:

Benjamin
Carlisle 2 x 0 Blanesport
Artos 0 x 23 Sports & Cia
Ole Futsal 10 x 1 Canet
Santos 11 x 1 City Futsal

Alevin
Blanesport 1 x 10 Olé Futsal
City Futsal 0 x 4 Hyper DC
Blaby Bullets 2 x 8 FC Barcelona
Nagoya Oceans 1 x 5 BNW Boys

Infantil
Dina Moscow 5 x 2 Blanesport
FS5 1 X 12 FC Barcelona
Rose City 6 x 2 Melbourne Brazil
Futsal Dinamo 6 x 3 Canet

Cadete
Barcelona 11 x 0 Galaxy
Rose City 6 x 3 Peninsula
Badral 3 x 1 Alianza
Rio Futsal 31 x 2 Blanesport

Juvenil
C5 Action 24 x 0 Blanesport
Pescadola Machida 5 x 5 Dina Moscow
FC Barcelona 15 x 0 Freelance Futsal
Futsal City Atlas 10 x 1 Alianza

Resultados da tarde:

Benjamin
City Futsal 8 x 1 Blanesport
Carlisle 1 x 20 Santos
Artos 1 x 14 Olé Futsal
Canet 0 x 16 Sports & Cia

Alevin
Nagoya Oceans 1 x 8 Blaby Bullets
City Futsal 6 x 3 Blanesport
FC Barcelona 4 x 4 BNW Boys
Ole Futsal 6 x 1 Hyper DC

Infantil
FS5 1 X 5 Rose City
Dina Moscow 2 x 3 Futsal Dinamo
Canet 5 x 3 Blanesport
Melbourne 0 x 17 FC Barcelona

Cadete
Rio Futsal 5 x 1 Badral/RAD
Alianza 8 x 1 Blanesport
Peninsula 4 x 0 Galaxy
FC Barcelona 9 x 0 Rose City

Juvenil
Barcelona 3 x 3 Futsal City Atlas
Freelance Futsal 4 x 4 Alianza
C5 Action 2 x 0 Pescadola Machida
Blanesport 2 x 19 Dina Moscow


Ex-jogador da seleção brasileira cria empresa para ajudar jovens atletas e forma time para torneio na Espanha

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É comum que alguns jogadores de futebol e de futsal, ao deixarem a carreira de atleta, iniciarem o trabalho como agentes. No caso de Ciço, porém, esse processo sofreu algumas alterações. O ex-jogador da seleção brasileira, que ainda está em atividade, iniciou há um ano a C5 Action, empresa que busca se diferenciar das demais.

“Pesquisamos antes e vimos que estava faltando empresa mais completa, com nutrição, fisioterapeuta, médico, psicólogo e aulas de inglês. E desde dezembro de 2016 começamos nosso trabalho e é isso que oferecemos aos atletas. Felizmente todos estão contentes com esse início,” disse o jogador.

Para fechar 2017, a C5 Action está na Espanha participando da World Futsal Cup VI, campeonato que reúne alguns dos melhores times do mundo, como Santos, FC Barcelona e Dina Moscow.

“É uma coisa fenomenal, estamos muito contentes de conseguir organizar uma equipe para trazer meninos para um torneio já consolidado internacionalmente. Estou expondo a marca C5 e os meninos mostram no olhar a felicidade de jogar fora do país, então está sendo único estar proporcionando isso para eles. Estamos fechando ano com chave de ouro.”

Sempre combativo com os problemas do futsal, Ciço se mostra otimista quanto ao futuro da modalidade a confiante de que novos gestores irão conseguir fazer com que o esporte evolua.

“Acredito muito nesse esporte, que amo e me deu tudo que tenho. Tenho que acreditar, vai melhorar. Vai mudar de cima para baixo, gestão. O que aprendi fora do país não posso deixar passar. Vou trabalhar para que haja mudanças na forma de se tratar as negociações. Para que haja mudança, as pessoas de cima tem estudar e se capacitar para tal,” finalizou o atleta, que estuda Processos Gerencias e Marketing atualmente.


Brazilian star creates a company to help young players and now make the first international trip to World Futsal Cup VI

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Between the big clubs of World Futsal Cup VI, like Santos, FC Barcelona and Dina Moscow, one club is new for everyone: C5 Action. However, the name behind this team is a real star of the futsal.

Ciço played many years with Brazilian National Team and also in the Spanish futsal. One year ago, he created the C5 Action Company with two friends to help young players and be the agent of them.

“We searched a lot and with my experience I saw that was missing one complete company. The C5 has nutritionist, physio, English classes, doctor and psychology,” said Ciço in an exclusive interview.

The World Futsal Cup VI is the first international experience of the boys of C5 Action and the founder is very happy with this opportunity.

“Its fantastic to bring the boys to here, one fantastic tournament, with good courts, organized and already consolidated. We can see in the eyes of the players that they are excited to be here, so to us this means a lot. We are closing 2017 as the best way.”

Ciço is studying now management and marketing, thinking in improve his company and all the futsal.

“I believe a lot in this sport which gave me everything. We have some problems, but will improve with good management. It’s the second sport most practiced in Brazil, so we have a lot of potential,” finished the Brazilian star.


Que dia! World Futsal Cup começa com ótimos jogos na Ciutat Esportiva Blanes

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A espera acabou, e finalmente a World Futsal Cup VI começou. Todos os 40 clubes jogaram nesta quarta-feira na Ciutat Esportiva Blanes, com uma rodada que começou às 15h00. Durante a manhã, tivemos um seminário de treinamento oferecido por Xavi Closas, treinador do FC Barcelona B.

Tivemos excelentes jogos nas seis quadras do complexo espanhol, com grandes jogadas e belos golos de clubes do Brasil, Espanha, Inglaterra, EUA, Croácia, Rússia, Colômbia, Japão e Austrália.

Nesta quinta-feira, a segunda rodada começa às 9:00 e teremos o dia cheio de jogos, que qualificarão as equipes para as finais Ouro ou Prata.

Aqui estão os resultados desta quarta-feira:

 

Benjamin

Blanesport 1 x 13 Santos

Canet 0 x 2 Artos

City Futsal 13 x 2 Carlisle

Sports & Cia 9 x 2 Ole Futsal

Alevin

BNW Boys 9 x 2 Blaby Bullets

Hyper DC 9 x 1 Blanesport

FC Barcelona 9 x 0 Nagoya Oceans

Ole Futsal 6 x 0 City Futsal

Infantil

FC Barcelona 7 x 3 Rose City

Blanesport 1 x 5 Futsal Dinamo

Canet 3 x 7 Dina Moscow

Melbourne 2 x 6 FS5 Academy

Cadete

Galaxy FC 0 x 8 Rose City Futsal

Blanesport 1 x 9 Badral/RAD

Peninsula 0 x 14 FC Barcelona

Alianza 1 x 3 Rio Futsal

Juvenil

Blanesport 1 x 15 Pescadola Machida

Freelance Futsal 0 x 13 Futsal City Atlas

Dina Moscow 2 x 5 C5 Action

Alianza 0 x 7 FC Barcelona