MINSK, 8 September (BelTA) – The futsal tournament has kicked off at the First CIS Games in Kazan, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian U19 national team routed Azerbaijan 6-0 in the Group B opening match. Belarus will next play Kyrgyzstan. In Group A, Russia defeated Moldova 16-3. The group also includes Uzbekistan. The best two teams in each group will advance into the semifinals and the teams, finishing last, will play each other for the final fifth place. The semifinals will be held on 10 September. The final and the bronze medal match are due on 11 September.
The competitions in the capital of Tatarstan serve as a reversal for the Belarusian team ahead of the U19 Futsal EURO 2022 qualifiers. Belarus will face Croatia, Latvia and Azerbaijan in Group 7.