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Great Britain take silver at World Beach Games

Team GB were denied a late comeback by stubborn Spanish to claim the silver in Qatar.


From Beach Soccer Worldwide:

These sides had face each other on the European stage many times, but there was something different about this golden encounter.

The match for the first ever World Beach Games gold medal was predictably tight, but the British number ten Molly Clark turned away from the defender to slot home the opener in the first period.

But Spain reacted well to the early blow, and a pair of sublime finishes from the Lorena put La Roja in the driver’s seat just two minutes later.

Fresneda hit a low shot past Hannah Haughton to make it three before the first whistle, giving Spain a two-goal cushion at the whistle.

The second period continued in the same way with both sides asking questions but the keepers proved unbeatable until the third and final 12 minutes.

A swiveled shot from Barron found its target off the upright to reduce the deficit to just one and this injected the British with late hope.

They dominated the attacking play and pressed on but the Roja backline held firm through the barrage of offensive play.

The Spaniards were disciplined though, and at the sound of the final whistle the players and staff on the bench rushed onto the sand to join their teammates in wild celebration, while Perry Northeast’s ladies take silver.

Goals: 1-0: Clark, min. 6 (1); 1-1: Lorena, min. 6 (1); 1-2: Lorena, min. 5 (1); 1-3: Fresneda, min. 3 (1); 2-3: Barron, min. 8 (3);

ANOC WORLD BEACH GAMES QATAR 2019

11.10.2019 15:00 – Paraguay 4-5 Great Britain (Women – Group B) 15:00 – Russia 3-1 USA (Women – Group B) 16:30 – Solomon Islands 5-8 Italy (Group B) 16:30 – Spain 9-3 Mexico (Group B) 18:00 – Mexico 1-9 Spain (Women – Group A) 18:00 – Brazil 7-2 Cape Verde (Women – Group A) 19:30 – Ukraine 4-5 Iran (Group C) 19:30 – Paraguay 0-3 Senegal (Group C) 21:00 – El Salvador 2-4 Russia (Group D) 21:00 – Japan 7-2 Uruguay (Group D) 22:30 – Morocco 1-9 Brazil (Group A) 22:30 – Switzerland 10-9 UAE (Group A)

12.10.2019

REST DAY FOR OPENING CEREMONY

13.10.2019 15:00 – Spain 10-2 Cape Verde (Women – Group A) 15:00 – Brazil 4(4)-(3)4 Mexico (Women – Group A) 16:30 – Brazil 7-5 UAE (Group A) 16:30 – Switzerland 7-3 Morocco (Group A) 18:00 – Great Britain 5-2 USA (Women – Group B) 18:00 – Russia 5-3 Paraguay (Women – Group B) 19:30 – Russia 5-3 Uruguay (Group D) 19:30 – Japan 4-2 El Salvador (Group D) 21:00 – Iran 8(3)-(1)8 Senegal (Group C) 21:00 – Paraguay 5-4 Ukraine (Group C) 22:30 – Italy 5-3 Mexico (Group B) 22:30 – Spain 8-5 Solomon Islands (Group B)

14.10.2019 15:00 – Great Britain 4-1 Russia (Women – Group B) 15:00 – USA 3-2 Paraguay (Women – Group B) 16:30 – Iran 5-4 Paraguay (Group C) 16:30 – Senegal 7-5 Ukraine (Group C) 18:00 – Spain 6-3 Brazil (Women – Group A) 18:00 – Cape Verde 6-7 Mexico (Women – Group A) *AET 19:30 – Italy 5-4 Spain (Group B) 19:30 – Mexico 8-2 Solomon Islands (Group B) 21:00 – Brazil 7-4 Switzerland (Group A) 21:00 – UAE 1-4 Morocco (Group A) 22:30 – Russia 6-5 Japan (Group D) *AET 22:30 – Uruguay 2-5 El Salvador (Group D)

15.10.2019 16:00 – Great Britain 6-5 Brazil (Women Semi-finals) 17:30 – Russia 6-2 Iran (Men's Semi-finals) 19:00 – Spain 3-2 Russia (Women Semi-finals) 20:30 – Brazil 7-5 Italy (Men's Semi-finals)

16.10.2019 16:00 – Brazil 4-3 Russia (Women's Bronze Medal) 17:30 – Iran 5(3)-(1)5 Italy (Men's Bronze Medal) 19:00 – Great Britain 2-3 Spain (Women's Gold Medal) 20:30 – Russia 3-9 Brazil (Men's Gold Medal)

Men's Final Standings:

Gold Medal - Brazil Silver Medal - Russia Bronze Medal - Iran 4th place - Italy

Women's Final Standings:

Gold Medal - Spain Silver Medal - Great Britain Bronze Medal - Brazil 4th place - Russia

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