Titi Borruto: “We came to Lithuania to play for the title”

Titi Borruto: "We came to Lithuania to play for the title"

The Argentine Futsal National Team defeated Brazil 2 to 1 with a goal and a half of theirs. Is that Cristian Titi Borruto is like that character in the famous Woody Allen movie, in which Leonard Zelig, who appeared in the most important scenes in history.

Well that’s Titi, a cute madman, a creative on the pitch and very introverted off it. And a little was clear in the note he gave to the official Fifa site after getting, for the second time in a row, in a World final. The appointment is on Sunday, at 14 in Argentina, at the Kaunas Arena.

“We came to Lithuania for the title,” confesses the Buenos Aires native, born on June 7, 1987 in Dock Sud. It was a nightmare for Brazil’s defense and he prefers to digest first the great Argentine victory before thinking about the final match: “Let’s go to think about who is our turn and then we will set up the game for the final. Now we have to rest, reload and wait to see who the finalist is. Whatever it is, we are going to play as we know how. “

And Argentina will play the Futsal World Cup final again as it happened five years ago in Colombia 2016. And in the celebrations were surprised to see how ‘Titi’ found it difficult to join in the hugs and songs of his companions. Reflecting his more introverted nature, part of his thoughts were elsewhere when the horn signaled the end of the semi-final. “I have some things in my head, problems …, and I’m not much to celebrate,” he tells us with glassy eyes. The death of her mother-in-law a few months ago hit hard on the family. But Titi does not hide, it is like on the field, life may kick him, but he is going to ask for the ball again, to face it, in a duel where he does not skimp on energy.

“I have to get excited. I have been fighting for a long time with this goal, that of reaching the final.” Although it may be difficult for him to accept it, Borruto was the star of Argentina in the first half, giving his team a clear advantage. It could have been with a double, but the first goal, which was called his, pushed him over the line Constantino Vaporaki. But it’s something that the Italian Italservice Pesaro player doesn’t care at all: “It does not matter whose goal it is, personally I am not interested in scoring them, what matters to me is that we win. Be it from Constantino or mine, winning is the most important thing.”

There is a fact that stands out and that shows that, although he does not care about the goals as he tells us, Borruto is already part of the history of the Argentine team. In his fourth World Cup he celebrated his fourth goal in Lithuania on Wednesday, which added to the other four shouts from Colombia 2016 and the five from Thailand 2012 (in 2008 he did not score), they raise his count to 13 wearing the Albiceleste shirt.

“I played with ‘Gallego’ (Carlos“ El Gallego ”Sánchez, up to here he was the top Argentine gunner) in Napoli and in the 2008 World Cup, but I have no contact with them, with those older ones. I was a newcomer in that final phase “, confesses Borruto honestly, although he does smile when adding a small reflection: “I’m very happy with the 13 goals and being the top scorer in history. It’s something that, although I’m not looking for it, it works for me.”

It cost, but in the end Borruto is going to say goodbye with more than one smile. It is not for less. Goals, history of Argentina, second consecutive final and the opportunity to add another star to the chest. But first it has another priority: “I’m looking forward to talking with my kids and friends. And then celebrating with the kids when we go to dinner.” And for this celebration he has a small wish that Matías Lucuix and his coaching staff will surely allow him: “For my part, it would be nice to be able to have a glass of beer tonight,” he concludes.

This is how the semifinals are played

Brazil 1 – Argentina 2

Portugal – Kazakhstan (Thursday 09-30, 2pm)

This is how the quarterfinals were

Brazil 1 – Morocco 0

Argentina 1 – Russia 1 (5-4 Argentina in penalty shootout)

Spain 2 – Portugal 4

Iran 2- Kazakhstan 3

This was the round of 16

Russia 3 – Vietnam 2

Venezuela 2 – Morocco 3

Kazakhstan 7 – Thailand 0

Argentina 6 – Paraguay 1

Brazil 4- Japan 2

Uzbekistan 8 – Iran 9

Portugal 4- Serbia, 3

Spain 5- Czech Republic 2

Group phase results

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

Sources: Telam, @Argentina and Fifa.com

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