Futsal: Champion of Europe is (again) aiming for EUG gold
It is not rare that top athletes and players who represent their national teams play also at European Universities Games and Championships, but they have to fight for the gold. Futsal is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe and University sport is very important part. In most parts of Europe, University sport serves as a recruitment center for new players, and the first major competition they encounter.
Two years ago bronze medalists from European Universities Games had two young guys full of potential. Two years later they won European Championship with their national teams. Their names are Nilson Miguel and Andre Coelho from University of Minho.
Back in Zagreb, Miguel, Coelho and their university collegues played well all the way to the semi-final when they lost against University of Zagreb on penalties.
This year in Coimbra Nilson Miguel is back and for sure he is the biggest name of the tournament. This year his biggest help will be Rui Silva, U21 national team player of Portugal. Together, with the rest of the team they will try to win the gold.