The Toulon Sports Palace this week hosted the friendly tournament of Futsal between France, Brazil Quintuple World Champion and Slovenia, two countries that the Blues of our associate Kevin Ramirez had never beaten.
A prestige victory against Slovenia
The French team started on Monday evening with a small event broadcast on L'Equipe channel by beating Slovenia 2 goals to 1 thanks to achievements by Nelson Lutin and Captain Kevin Ramirez who, on a Power Play phase, offeredThe victory to the men of Raphaël Reynaud.For 25 years, the Blues had never in 10 confrontations beaten their evening opponents.
A match hung against Brazil
The "soldiers" then chained Wednesday with a historic meeting against Brazil, the world's first nation, which the Blues had previously faced only once in 1999, with a defeat in the key.The men of Marquinhos Xavier, the Brazilian technician, quickly took the advantage in the first seconds of the meeting (0-1), advantage kept until the break.Upon returning from the locker room, Menendez managed to equalize (1-1) but the Brazilians were more realistic to score a goal, then to make the break (1-3).Driven by the more than 2000 spectators present, the teammates of Kevin Ramirez pushed, and, at the end of the match, Souheil Mouhoudine reduced the gap in Power Play (2-3), offering all the Blues supporters last two exciting minutes butNot enough to return to the score.
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