Kazakhstan claimed a stunning victory and the inaugural EuroCup title by defeating Romania in a nail-biting match that ended with a scoreline of 5-4. This victory helped to ease the heartbreak they had experienced when they were defeated by Brazil in the World Cup last autumn.
Their path to the final was not an easy one, but Kazakhstan demonstrated their strength and resilience by overcoming some tough opponents. In the semi-finals, they beat Croatia 3-2 in a closely contested match, while their run to the final included a fantastic 4-1 win over Hungary.
Tom Nash, the Tournaments Director of ISF, praised Kazakhstan for their impressive performance, saying, “Kazakhstan played some fantastic football throughout the tournament and thoroughly deserve their victory. This has been a wonderful five days of football, and it’s great to see so many teams from across Europe competing at such a high level.”
He also praised the hosts and added: “The facilities in Chisinau and the welcome we’ve received in Moldova have both been incredible, and this tournament is a victory for them too.”
The third-place play-off saw Croatia secure victory over Georgia with a single goal from Haluska. The competition showcased some great football and exciting moments, and fans can now look forward to the upcoming World Cup in Essen, which is just two months away. Fans can stay up to date with all the action by following this link: https://soccafederation.com/.