In the end, even the last tactical tricks are useless. Swiss coach Angelo Chirenzi replaced his goalkeeper in the penalty shootout, to no avail. This Saturday evening proves once again how close luck and misfortune are.
Maybe it was Glenn Hodel’s evening. Coming from the bench, the Swiss attacking man evokes a fine performance on the sand. Through a trilogy, he puts Switzerland on the supposed path to victory.
Switzerland plays a big role in the style of the beach soccer stronghold. The ball rotates from the head to the next thigh and from there to the foot of the star Stankovic. He completes the dream set with an overhead kick. Magic in Moscow. Shortly before the end, Switzerland leads 5:3.
The bitter final stage for Switzerland
The magic disappears when the Russian-born referee kills Swiss Messif with a red card. difficult decision. The cards sit loosely. Shortly thereafter, Rossi also receives a ticket to take a shower.
Skewers of equal length on both sides. The home advantage becomes the deciding factor. The Russians equalized 19 seconds before the end, driven by the enthusiasm of the crowd. A static shock in the Swiss camp.
Overtime becomes a game of hide and seek. Nobody wants to put the cards on the table and make the first mistake. At some point someone has to play the role of bad luck. Hit the Swiss stone man. He is the only one who misses a penalty.
On Sunday, the Swiss team will play the bronze medal match against Senegal.
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