European Universities Futsal Championship
Corum, Turkey: 9-17 July, 2017
The European Universities Futsal Championship 2017 was held in Corum, Turkey, involving 11 men’s and 7’s women’s teams including over 300 athletes from 17 universities, representing 10 countries.
The championship was organised by the Turkish University Sports Federation (TUSF) and by Hitit University in collaboration with Corum Municipality and Corum Governorship. The Organising Committee had great experience in the organisation of sport events, gained through the successful organisation of FISU University Wrestling Championship in 2016.
Mr Alberto Gualtieri, Honorary president of EUSA, officially represented EUSA as Chair of SCAC, and Mr Tomas Aftanski was the EUSA Technical Delegate.
The gold in the men's tournament was gained by the University of Beira Interior (POR), beating the Ivane Javakhashvili Tbilisi State University (GEO). In the women's tournament, the first place was conquered by the Moscow Polytechnical University (RUS) after dominating the tournament and winning all of their games.
The women's MVP awarded to Tihana Nemcic from the University of Zagreb (CRO), title of best goalkeeper to Ekaterina Redko of Moscow Polytechnical University (RUS) and the best scorer was given to her teammate Olesya Vorobey. The women’s fair play award was given to the Moscow Polytechnical University (RUS), whilst the men’s Fair Play award was given to Eftimie Murgu University. The MVP in the men’s award was received by Nikoloz Kurtanidze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (GEO), title of best goalkeeper by Rafael Rego Abdul, of University of Beira Interior (POR) and the best scorer award was given to Muhammet Altunay, from Istanbul University (TUR).
At the conclusion of the event, the EUSA flag was consigned to Mr Fernando Parente, representing the Organising Committee of the next European Universities Futsal Championship, which will take place in Braga, Portugal, in 2019. Futsal will also be one of the sports featured at the European Universities Games 2018, in Coimbra, Portugal.
For detailed results, news and more information, please see the official website of the event at www.futsal2017.eusa.eu.
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1. University of Beira Interior (POR)
2. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (GEO)
3. University of Porto (POR)
4. University of Zielona Gora (POL)
5. Budapest University of Technology and Economics (HUN)
6. University of Evry Val d Essonne (FRA)
7. Istanbul University (TUR)
8. University of Munster (GER)
9. Eftimie Murgu University (ROU)
10. Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University (TUR)
11. Hitit University (TUR)
1. Moscow Polytechnical University (RUS)
2. University of Zagreb (CRO)
3. University of Munster (GER)
4. Ege University (TUR)
5. University of Minho (POR)
6. Kocaeli University (TUR)
7. Manisa Celal Bayar University (TUR)