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Russia downs Kazakhstan in Futsal Euro third-place match

IANS  |  Ljubljana (Slovenia) 

came away with the bronze from the Euro third-place match thanks to the one-and-only goal of the game by at minute 29, which eased some of the pain of not making it into the final after taking second place three straight times - in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

The Russian team bounced back from its defeat against in the semi-finals -- from which bounced into the championship final against -- to take charge of a match in which the Kazakhs tried to make history but couldn't, reports

Their failure to pull off any scoring shots, the diligence of Russian and the double-yellow-card expulsion of in the final minutes were decisive for the Russian victory.

Douglas himself could have tied it up when committed a foul against him but his penalty kick went high and that practically signed his dismissal from the Euro third-place match, because when he later fouled Lima, Spanish referee flashed his second yellow card.

Douglas's expulsion left his team with one less in the final minutes of the game that marked the farewell of Brazil's from Kazakhstan, a who saw how his team gave its all for a tie that was never achieved, and how kept Lyskov and from building on Russia's minimum lead.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 13:54 IST
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