European Motoball Championship at Kovrov (Russia) – Day 7

BELARUS Juniors 1-3 FRANCE Juniors
France juniors played good game and were more composed team than their opponents. They scored three goals, conceded only one and won third place. Belarus played well, but were let down but their defense.

RUSSIA Juniors 5-1 GERMANY Juniors
Russia scored their first goal in the first quarter, while Germany wasted 11 meters penalty. Later Russian juniors intensified the attacks and claimed their first European Juniors Motoball Championship title.

Germany scored a nice goal in the first quarter, but made problems for themselves with getting yellow/red card for one of their players and green card for another one. Belarus used this situation well and scored equalizer. But Germans recovered well in the second quarter with two fast goals, and their goal-machine started the demolition – 14 goals from Die Mannschaft and 2 from Belarus was an outstanding show for the crowd.

In a very tight first quarter Russia were able to score one goal, while France efforts were not accurate. In the second one full stadium cheered three times for the hosts – three goals. In the second part of the game France still couldn’t find their feet, wasting chance by chance, while Russia added one more goal and defended the title of European Motoball Championship. The supporters were just amazing, not even for their team, but for guest teams also. This perfectly organized event finished with a beautiful awards ceremony. FIM Europe officials and event organizers did outstanding job.

From the start of the Junior European Motoball FIM Europe 1st Deputy President Martin de Graaff was present at this great Motoball event.
«Four Junior country teams played for the first time for the official European Motoball Championship and the future Motoball players showed what they can do», stated Mr de Graaff.
«In many exiting matches the two best teams played for the Final this morning. In the afternoon the National teams played for the third and fourth position. After this, the Final between Russia and France took place in the evening.
«This European Motoball Championship was excellent, organized by the staff from Kovrov, by FIM Europe and the Motoball Commission the with a great help and daily interest and presence of the local and regional authorities.
«During the complete week the weather was very good and the races were attended by many spectators, and today the beautiful grandstand was full», concluded Martin de Graaff.

At this link the Opening Ceremony and all the games:


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