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Azerbaijan remain 10th in futsal world ranking

01 December 2016 [14:27] - TODAY.AZ

By  Azertac 

The Azerbaijan national futsal team still sit 10th with 1435 points on the FIFA world ranking, Azertac reported.

Brazil top the ranking with 1916 points, followed by Spain and Russia with 1891 and 1758 points respectively.

Azerbaijan's first appearance at big level came during the 2010 UEFA Futsal Championship. They finished second after Portugal in their group, and only then after conceding a late equalizer against the 2007 semi-finalists.

The team which consist of such local talents as Vitaliy Borisov and the Brazilian coach is involved with champion club Araz Naxçivan, who won through to this spring's four-team UEFA Futsal Cup finals in November.

Despite fourth place, Azerbaijan's finals run was the best showing by debutants since the inaugural UEFA European Futsal Championship 1996 tournament. Azerbaijan's Biro Jade won Golden Boot award as join top scorer with five goals.

National team also qualified for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in 2016, but they have participated in the last four editions of the European Championship.


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