The 36th U17 European Championship ongoing in Fanano (Italy) is going to reach the end of the group stage. Today, the last four games of the first phase will be played, defining the pairings for the semifinals for the 1st/4th place, for the 5th/8th place and the final for the 9th/10th place.
Spain, Italy, Portugal and France will be the teams playing to be European champion, Spain being 1st and Italy 2nd in group A. The positions in group B will be determined tonight by the head-to-head match between Portugal and France.
In the fourth day of the championship, the victory of Spain over Italy 5-4 has been the most relevant result. In a “Palaghiaccio” full of people, both teams played at their best, with Spain prevailing in the 1st half (closed ahead 4-1), and Italy recovering in the 2nd, failing the complete come over for only on goal.
Of the most relevance, the victory of England over Germany that can give to the English team the 3rd place in the group in case of victory or tie against Israel today.
In group B, both France and Portugal won their games against Switzerland and Andorra and qualified to the semi finals. For the 3rd place, Switzerland must get a large victory against Austria today to pass Andorra that already played all its matches.
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RESULTS OF WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
Germany – England 2-5
Spain – Italy 5-4
Standing: Spain and Italy 9, England and Germany 3, Israel 0.
France – Switzerland 9-1
Andorra – Portugal 0-3
Standing: France and Portugal 9, Andorra 4, Switzerland 1, Austria 0.
SCHEDULE OF TODAY, THURSDAY AUGUST 3
3.00 PM – Group B – Austria vs Switzerland
5.00 PM – Group A – England vs Israel
7.00 PM – Group B – Portugal vs France
9.00 PM – Group A – Spain vs Germany
All the games will be live on Cerh TV (www.youtube.com/cerhtv) and on Fisr TV (www.fisrtv.it)
Spain-Germany will be live on satellite TV TRC SAT (In Italy: Sky 827 – Free on air all over Europe on Hotbird 13E).