Matías Lucuix: “We have the illusion of playing the seven games again”

Matías Lucuix: "We have the illusion of playing the seven games again"

For the round of 16 of the Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021, Argentina beat Paraguay 6-1 in Vilna. And now in fourth, they will face Russia on Sunday at 12.30 in the city of Kaunas, reissuing the final Colombia 2016, where the South American team ended up being crowned champions.

For the first time in the tournament, the team had to turn a result that ended against the end of the first half, then easily beat a Paraguay that was surprised by the Argentine reaction. And the trainee made his analysis of what happened and also exposes what he wants for what is coming.

– Argentina came out to play it in the opposite field from the first minute, but it was not until the second when the goals and the victory came. Why was Matías like this?

Yes, without a doubt (in the first half) Paraguay was much superior to us in all lines, in defense, in attack and in attitude, in any case, if we got something positive from the first half it was the short result, we could have finished two or three goals down and that would have been good.

– How was the talk at halftime, Argentina redoubled its efforts until it reached the goals?

– At halftime we changed some details, not only in the game but also in the attitude, it was the option, to be brave, go out to play, if we fell, let it go our way, with our values, so we could turn it around and I’m going very happy about that.

– Now, just a few hours to enjoy and then to think about Russia, the reissue of the final match in Colombia 2016, how do you expect the match to be?

– Hard, very hard, here the path was different, we had the opportunity to win it in a game as important as a final and now we will play it in the same way, like a final, like every game that touches us.

– They took a very important step, and even more valuable because of how the game was played …

– Without a doubt, today’s game was difficult, but we have the illusion of getting to play another final, of playing all seven games again and for this we must face the next and each game as if it were a final, because they are. Now it’s time to enjoy a few hours for this victory and get to work for the match with Russia.

Source: @Argentina

This is how the round of 16 pairings were

Wednesday September 22

Russia 3 – Vietnam 2

Venezuela 2 – Morocco 3

Thursday September 23

Kazakhstan 7 – Thailand 0

Argentina 6 – Paraguay 1

Brazil 4- Japan 2

Friday September 24

Uzbekistan – Iran, 11.30am in Vilnius

Portugal – Serbia, 14 at Kaunas

Spain – Czech Republic, 14 in Vilnius


Group A

Kazakhstan 6-1 Costa Rica

Lithuania 1-2 Venezuela

Costa Rica 0 – Venezuela 1

Lithuania 0 – Kazakhstan 3

Egypt 1 – Uzbekistan 2

Venezuela 1 – Kazakhstan 1

B Group

Russia 9- Egypt 0

Uzbekistan 4- Guatemala 5

Egypt 6 – Guatemala 3

Uzbekistan 2 – Russia 4

Guatemala 1 -Russia 4

Costa Rica 6 – Lithuania 2

Group C

Morocco 6-Solomon Islands 0

Portugal 4-Thailand 1

Solomon Islands 0 – Portugal 7

Thailand 1- Morocco 1

Solomon Islands 4 – Thailand 9

Portugal 3 – Morocco 3

Group D

Brazil 9- Vietnam 1

Czech Republic 5- Panama 1

Panama 2- Vietnam 3

Brazil 4 – Czech Republic 0

Czech Republic 1 – Vietnam 1

Brazil 5 – Panama 1

Group E

Angola 4- Japan 8

Spain 4- Paraguay 0

Spain 4 – Japan 2

Paraguay 4 – Angola 1

Japan 1- Paraguay 2

Spain 4 – Angola 1

Group F

Iran 3-Serbia 2

Argentina 11- United States 0

Iran 4 – United States 2

Argentina 4 – Serbia 2

United States 0 – Serbia 7

Argentina 2 – Iran 1

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