5-a-side Soccer / Argentina Perfect in Mundial TLV Play

Four teams from South American powerhouse on scoring leader board for its group.

Yasha Maknouz
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Argentina emerged as the only perfect team at the end of the third round of the Mundial TLV five-a-side soccer tournament, after a sound 10-0 victory over Uruguay.

Four Argentine players are on leader board of top scorers for Group B: Amit Tal with 12, Gaston Nudman with 10, Diego Mayo with nine and Martin Goldman with seven.

Brazil and Uruguay have six points each, with Sweden and Monte Carlo fighting for the last spot available in Group B. The other games of the group saw a good performance by Monte Carlo against Peru, with two goals scored each by Bouaziz and Dahan.

Brazil had a hard time against Sweden, but a great performance by captain Hen Levincron with three goals, and four scored by Nir Tahar-Lev gave three precious points and the second spot on the group chart.
Group A is a tough one, with England leading with seven points, France and Paraguay on four and all teams still competing for the fourth qualifying spot for the playoff phase. In the victory against Paraguay, team captain Motti Colman scored two goals, like Lewis, Zneimer and Hilbert. Gideon Bernstein also put his name on the scorers' board for the final 9-3.

San Marino and Mexico had a very tight game, with the Mexicans leading the entire match and San Marino equalizing at 2-2 in the very last seconds of the game. Jonathan Piazza and Fabio Mieli scored for San Marino, Royie Chen and Dor Leibovitz for Mexico.
In Group C Ecuador is leading with seven points and Venezuela comes next with five. Switzerland, Great Britain and Italy U21 have three points each, while Germany made its first point thanks to a 3-3 draw with Venezuela. Daniele Levanto and David Shauman netted for Germany, while Milhem, Beck and Veisman scored for Venezuela. Veisman took a red card and will miss the game against Italy.

Ecuador won 6-4 in a tough game against Great Britain, with Brumberg and Hilman scoring a brace each, and Goloboff and Salabrerry each scoring a goal. For Great Britain, the scoring came from a hat trick by Omer Peleg and a goal by Shelmerdine.

Italy Under21 lost 1-2 against Switzerland, the goal by Yari Piazza not being enough for the Italians. Mike Langer and Daan Bakker (MVP of the game) scored two great goals for the Dutch-Swiss team.

Group D is by far the toughest one, with all teams having three points each, except Morocco and Israel with 6 apiece.

USA finally got its first victory with a 5-3 triumph over Sudan. Captain Michael Greenberg got a goal as did Steven Senft and Adam Ruimi, to go with a brace by Adam Jaffe.

Italy also earned its first three points against Israel Under21, with a brace by Luca Moresco and a great shot by Yuri Arazi. The third game of the group was unpredictable, with Morocco leading 2-0 at half time, and ended with a 3-2 Israeli victory with a great performance of captain Elad Levin.
In the semifinal of Mundial Under-16, Uzbekistan made clear it can aspire to the final trophy, by beating Africa United 6-2. The final will be between Turkey and Uzbekistan.

Daan Bakker MVP for Switzerland, with captain Michael Hess.Credit: Ghetton

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