B began with two teams familiar to eurofootballfives
competition – CIS Committee and Red Cow Belgrade.
They boast a combined 11 previous appearances
between them. We'll preview CIS here and more
on Red Cow Belgrade later as we progress through
Committee made the journey to Vilnius with 3 eurofootballfives.com
victories to their name. They began their eurofootballfives.com
journey at the 2011 Prague Masters when they became
the first team from Belarus to compete in our
tournaments. They showed sensational form in the
group phase winning their first four games before
finishing with a draw as they won Group B. They
were then surprisingly defeated in the Cup Quarter
Finals via Golden Goal 2-1 to Dark Horses.
returned to action in 2014 when they competed
in both the Budapest Fives and Bratislava Fives.
They were unbeaten in both as they won both titles.
2015, they were looking to win a third straight
victory and become only the second team in eurofootballfives.com
history to defend a title (Athletico Do Hollande
won the 2010 & 2011 Algarve Open). Things
were looking good as they reached the Cup Final
and lead 1-0 in the early stages. Their opponents,
Csabagyongye then hit back to win 2-1.
saw them make the journey to Budapest again to
try and regain their crown. They started superbly
winning their 6-team group with a 100% record
scoring 14 goals and conceding just 3. They set
up a Cup Semi-Final against Budapest Celtic Greens
where a 0-0 draw saw the game go to penalties.
Sadly for them they went out 3-1 in the shoot-out.
also attended the 2016 Prague Tournament where
they picked up their third tournament win. It
was another 100% record in a 6-team group with
16 goals scored and just 1 conceded. They swept
Damjan Radeka (Cze) aside 4-1 in the Semi-Finals
before a hard fought 3-2 win over Team Extreme
(Eng) in the Cup Final.
was the size of the task facing Red Cow Belgrade
and it always promised to be a tough opener –
so it proved. CIS Committee scored twice in the
opening period through Vladimir Ciganok and Aliaksandr
Viazhevich. Red Cow Belgrade held them after the
break. Final score, 2-0.