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WRG2017Rink Hockey: Spain-Portugal is the Final of the World Championship in Nanjing

  • News: Rink Hockey
  • Date: Friday, 08 September 2017

In the semifinals of today, Spain and Portugal conquered the access to the decisive game that tomorrow at 18.30 will close the World Championship. France-Germany will be the final in Firs Cup. Israel won the Confederation Cup.

The results of the semifinals day gave to Spain and Portugal the ticket for the Final of tomorrow. Spain won against Italy 4-0, but the real surprisingly result was the large victory of Portugal over Argentina, the defending champion, 5-0.
Spain first reached the Final. In the semifinal, the team coached by Alejandro Dominguez won against Italy in a clear way with the result of 4-0.
Spain-Italy was a very strategic game, with the defences very well organized that made difficult for both games to attack. The only goal scored during the 1st half went from a tap-in by Adroher after a shot from long distance by Roca saved by Gnata.
Spain doubled at the beginning of the 2nd half with a similar goal, the shot being diverted by Casanovas. Italy only shot to the Spanish cage after the 10th Spanish fouls, but Cocco failed to transform the direct free shot.
Between 18th and 21st minute, Spain closed the match with two more goals scored by Marin and Casanovas.
In the second semifinal, Portugal played definitely its best game during this week and eliminated Argentina, depriving Nicolia & C. the opportunity to defend the title conquered two years ago in France. Portugal won thanks to the three goals scored by Helder Nunes and the double by Reinaldo Ventura. Most of all, Portugal won thanks to the saves of its goalkeeper Angelo Girao who repulsed every attack from Argentinian forwards, particularly during the second half.
Portugal-Spain replies the final played in male under 20, when the Portuguese team won the title. For Spain, this is the third final of three competition after the one in male u20 (lost) and in the senior woman (won against Argentina). The last senior male title won by Spain was in 2013 in Luanda (Angola), while the last triumph of Portugal is dated 2003 in Oliveira de Azemeis (Portugal).
The Final Spain-Portugal is scheduled on tomorrow starting at 18.30 local time and will be broadcasted live on RTP1 (Portugal), Teledeporte (Spain) and streamed online on www.rollergames.tv.
The bronze medal will be assigned in the Final for the 3rd place between Italy and Argentina (14.30 local time, live on www.rollergames.tv).
At 16.30 the Final of the Firs Cup between France and Germany will be played (live on www.rollergames.tv).
Winning against India in the last game played today, Israel won the Confederation Cup and will be awarded tomorrow in Longjiang Gymnasium at 14.00 local time.


RESULTS OF TODAY - FRIDAY, SEMPTEMBER 8th
SENIOR MALE
World Championship - Longjiang Gymnasium
Semifinals 1st/4th place
Spain vs Italy 4-0
Portugal vs Argentina 5-0
Semifinals 5th/8th place
Colombia vs Chile 3-2
Mozambique vs Angola 3-6

Firs Cup
Semifinals 1st/4th place
Germany vs Austria 8-1
Netherlands vs France 2-9
Semifinals 5th/8th place
Macao vs Egypt 10-9 after extra time
South Africa vs USA 6-3

Confederation Cup - Tech University Gymnasium
Japan vs New Zeland 5-1
Australia vs Taipei 6-0
Israel vs India 8-2

Classifica Final
Israel 13, India 10, Japan 9, Australia 8, Taipei 3, New Zeland 0

SCHEDULE FOR TOMORROW - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
SENIOR MALE
World Championship - Longjiang Gymnasium
Final 7th/8th place
8.30 CST - Chile vs Mozambique
Final 5th/6th place
10.30 CST* - Colombia vs Angola
Final 3rd/4th place
14.30 CST* - Italy vs Argentina
Final 1st/2nd place
18.30 CST* - Spain vs Portugal
* live streaming on www.rollergames.tv

Firs Cup
Final 7th/8th place - Tech University Gymnasium
10.30 CST - Egypt vs Usa
Final 5th/6th place - Tech University Gymnasium
12.30 CST - Macao vs South Africa
Final 3rd/4th place - Longjiang Gymnasium
12.30 CST* - Austria vs Netherlands
Final 1st/2nd place - Longjiang Gymnasium
16.30 CST* - Germany vs France
* live streaming on www.rollergames.tv

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