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Jose Alesio Da Silva appointed as new head coach of Azerbaijani futsal team

30 June 2017 [13:32] - TODAY.AZ

By  Azertac 

Brazilian Jose Alesio Da Silva has been appointed as the new head coach of the Azerbaijan national futsal team.

He already coached Azerbaijan in 2008-2014. He also coached the nation's leading club, Araz Nakhchivan.

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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