Heraklion Crete, 03/06/2019
9th EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
2nd DAY/GROUP A’/ TURKEY-DENMARK, IRELAND – HUNGARY, ITALY-BELGIUM
The second day of the 9th European Deaf Football Championship was completed few hours ago. All matches began at 6pm at the stadiums of the Pagrition, Gendi Koule and Herodotus. With a difficult first group, all teams tried to edge out. It was a day with many goals, missed chances and a serious injury.
At the Herodotus stadium we enjoyed the Turkish team. A team that has taken the world cup, a team that has conquered the Olympics, a team which is a big bet of the event. And today they conquered Denmark. The Turkish team from first minutes shows us her intentions as it left no phase to be missed. So in 3’ Sanmez manages the first goal with a shot and in the 5 ‘another one shot. In the 27’ Denmark made a try with Syripur’s head we have 2-1. Beyond that, Turkey’s course is upward with Kaya in the 31’ and 45’ with a shot, in 87’ Altin with a shot and the game closes again with Kayas in the 90’. Ultimately, Turkey’s victory remained until the final 6-1 against Denmark.
In Gedi Cule stadium the game between Ireland and Hungary ended 4-0. We did not see any particular phase and also their rhythm for both teams fell after 55’. The goal scored in the first minute of the game, Maguire with a short shot after a corner, in the 15’ Rea with a goal after passing through the goalie, in the 24’ Cassidy, taking advantage of the misunderstanding of Hungarian defense and at 42’ Burn with a penalty kick that Rea won. The Irish team, determined to win, lost two goalposts in 46’ and 49’ from Mourese and Cassidy, respectively.
Finally, at the Pagrition Stadium we watched the match between Italy and Belgium with the first team dominating the whole as it ended with 2-1. The goal scored in the 29’ by Sienna with a shot from the area and placed his second goal at 67’ in a vacant goal.
In 92 ‘ Belgium Verstrate scored a goal with a goal-kick and a great shot.
Unfortunately, on the expiration of the game, the serious injury of Belgian Dierks forced the interruption of the game, and he transferred to the hospital of Heraklion.
Later, the doctors issued a medical notice that there is no cause for anxiety. The President of the Hellenic Sports Federation of Deaf, Iosif Stavrakakis expressed his warm thanks to the medical staff and his gratitude for the utmost attention and support to the Belgian athlete.