Argentina eliminated Russia on penalties and will play Brazil in the semifinal on Wednesday 29 at 14:00 on their way to defend the title of world futsal champion, which they have held for 5 years.
For the round of 16 of the Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021, Argentina beat Paraguay 6-1 in Vilna. And now in fourth, it faces Russia, in the city of Kaunas, reissuing the final Colombia 2016, where the South American team ended up being crowned champion.
Starting at 12.30 pm, Russia 🇷🇺 – 🇦🇷 Argentina, in Kaunas, in a match for the Quarterfinals of the World Cup.
And there are already those chosen by Matías Lucuix for the meeting 👇 pic.twitter.com/1upd6EDRI0
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) September 26, 2021
Brazil waits in the semis, after beating Morocco 1-0, in the first turn.
Argentina seemed to have understood the message that the first half left them against Paraguay and searched with great intensity from the beginning.
It took about four minutes for Russia to come out of the siege and manage to disturb Nico Sarmiento with two shots from long distance, which the Betis aquero solved in a great way.
Averaging the first half, Argentina’s proposal forced Russia to appeal to fouls and the European team went into penalty with its fifth foul. However, the Russian team took care in the hand-to-hand, withdrew a few meters in defense and avoided leaving Argentina the execution of a double penalty.
And so the first half went, with the result nailed 0 to 0.
At the start of the second half, absolute parity was maintained in the game.
After four minutes, captain Leando Cuzzolino opened the game with a precise execution of a free kick.
After the goal, Lucuix’s team settled back a few meters, hoping that Russia would go to look for him with their stars Robinho (between Sarmiento and the stick they avoided a goal from a direct free kick), Eder Lima and Chishkala.
This is how the figure of his last men Pablo Taborda and Damián Stazzone, of his goalkeeper Nico Sarmiento and everything that Titi Borruto did to keep the ball away from his goal grew.
With 6 minutes remaining, Argentina committed its fifth foul and was penalized until the end of the match.
With 5 minutes to go, Artem Antoshkim slipped into the area and deflected the ball to establish a 1 to 1 equality. The play was reviewed in the VAR and the referees gave it valid for the tie at 1.
Rusi hardly returned to attack in the final minutes, and Argentina, who went to look for the second goal, could not get it. Thus with the 1 to 1 stamped the game went to overtime.
The match entered the zone of maximum tension, Russia settled down better at the start of the supplementary, and even had a double penalty that Nico Sarmiento conjured very well.
However, the clearest option of play was Argentina at the feet of Titi Borruto, who defined with a hat on the goalkeeper’s bilge, and went just high.
Again Russia started very strong in the second supplementary second, and looked a lot with Robinho from middle distance. However, nothing changed and the game would be defined with shots from the penalty spot.
Cuzzolino won the toss and chose to kick first.
They executed for Argentina: Lucas Bolo (goal); Santiago Basile (goal); Matías Edelstein (goal), Damián Stazzone (missed), Cuzzzolino (saved by Pusilov); Angel Claudino (goal); Pablo Taborda (goal)
They executed for Russia: Abramov (cut off Sarmiento); Robinho (goal); Eder Lima (goal) Antoshkin (goal); Chishkala (cut off Sarmiento); Asadov (goal); Romulus (Lucas Farach cut him off)
🙌We relive the goals of @ Angelclaudino21, @TitiBorruto, @ CocoBolo5, @SANTIBASILE, @StazzoneDamian and @ pablotaborda86, in a 6 to 1 victory over #Paraguay, for the passage to the quarterfinals of the World Cup @FIFAcom. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/mW6HAoiplY
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) September 23, 2021
This is how the quarterfinal pairings were
Brazil 1 – Morocco 0
Argentina – Russia
Monday 27, in Vilnius
Spain – Portugal (11.30)
Iran – Kazakhstan (14.00)
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 4- Serbia, 3
Spain 5- Czech Republic, 2
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
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
🙌After overcoming the round of 16 phase, the Argentine National Team has already moved to the City of Kaunas, where next Sunday the 26th, at 12.30, it will play against Russia🇷🇺 in the quarterfinals of the 🏆World Cup. pic.twitter.com/Qe3WqcTozs
– Argentina National Team 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) September 24, 2021
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
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
Angola 4- Japan 8
Spain 4- Paraguay 0
Spain 4 – Japan 2
Paraguay 4 – Angola 1
Japan 1- Paraguay 2
Spain 4 – Angola 1
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