USJ futsal teams shine in Europe!
09 May. 2016- USJ futsal men and women’s teams took part of the 32nd International Holland Futsal Championship that was held on 4-8 May. This is the 2nd participation for USJ in this championship after taking part of the 2013 edition where they were the first ever teams to participate in the tournament from outside Europe.
USJ men’s team had to compete against 19 teams from different countries, the Lebanese players passed the first round by scoring 2 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss and proceeded to the 2nd round along with 10 other teams. The 2nd round teams were divided into 2 groups and USJ team made it to the quarterfinals with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. USJ faced a team from Slovakia and secure a win by penalties shootout. The semifinal game was also close where USJ faced Evry team from France but unfortunately lost in penalties shootout, to finish in 3rd place out of 19 teams by defeating a french team.
On the other hand, the women’s futsal team also secured 3rd place despite the strong competition. Our women secured 4 wins, 2 draws, and 6 losses to secure the 4th place in the league and qualify to play the 3rd place game against a team from Holand. USJ secure the win in penalties shootout.
Great results of USJ futsal teams. Congratulations.