Republic of South Africa has become the winner of the "Commonwealth Cup". The closing ceremony of the XXIII tournament awarding the winners and laureates in individual nominations were held after the final match
There are not only strong-willed victories but also strong-willed draws
The SCC spectators have seen two completely different halves of the Veteran match performed by teams from St. Petersburg and from Moscow.
Results of matches the tenth match-day:
11:00 Match for 7 place: Kazakhstan – Tajikistan 2:0
13:15 Match for 5 place: Russia – Kyrgyzstan 3:1
15:30 Match for 3 place: Belarus – Turkmenistan 4:0
17:30 Veteran’s match: St. Petersburg – Moscow 4:4
19:00 Final: South Africa – Finland 2:1
21:00 Closing ceremony
Dmitriy SCHNEIDER: "Brazil, Argentine, or Uruguay we hope to see in St. Petersburg in the nearest future".
Paradox. Football matches have been passing in Peterburgsky SCC almost the whole January. However, the director of the both tournaments Dmitriy Schneider has hardly seen any football in the course of the month...
On Sunday, on the last day of the tournament the match of veterans, between teams of Moscow and St.Petersburg, will be hold on the pitch of Peterburgsky SCC.
Results of matches the ninth match-day:
16:30 Match for 11 place: Estonia – Lithuania 2:1
19:00 Match for 9 place: Moldova – Latvia 1:1 pen. 6:5
Mirlan ESHENOV: "Changes in my life are so quick that sometimes I can’t believe it myself".
Team Kyrgyzstan U-21 head coach Mirlan Eshenov can be congratulated still before the Commonwealth Cup has finished.
Results of matches the eighth match-day:
12:00 Match for 5-8 place: Kazakhstan – Russia 0:3
14:15 Match for 5-8 place: Tajikistan – Kyrgyzstan 1:3
16:30 Semi-final: Belarus – South Africa 1:1 pen. 3:4
19:00 Semi-final: Turkmenistan – Finland 0:4
Sixth day of the XXIII Commonwealth Cup was remarkable with a lack of interest to… the opponents’ penalty area.
Tournament of the coaches and officials of the teams participating Commonwealth Cup is an unseparatable part of the unofficial schedule of the competition.
Arminas NARBEKOVAS: "I hate losing!"
The Seoul 1988 Olympic Champion. That’s the first thing to come on mind of sport supporter on hearing the football name Narbekovas. The title of Olympic Champion in sport presents a special honour, and nobody ever likes to add the prefix “ex”…
Results of matches the seventh match-day:
16:30 Match for 9-12 places: Estonia – Moldova 2:3
19:00 Match for 9-12 places: Latvia – Lithuania 2:0
Tommi KAUTONEN: "Me and Litmanen`s friendship since we were 2…".
Finnish national team U-21 was pretty humble starting their performance at current Commonwealth Cup. The team gained 4 points out of 9 within group stage earning third place in group A and entering the great eight of a tournament only by their additional criteria.
Results of matches the sixth match-day:
12:00 1/4 finals: Kyrgyzstan – Finland 0:1
14:15 1/4 finals: Belarus – Kazakhstan 1:1 pen. 3:1
16:30 1/4 finals: Tajikistan – Turkmenistan 0:2
19:00 1/4 finals: Russia – South Africa 0:2
David NOTOANE: "World Cup – 2010 influenced significantly on South African football".
There is not only interesting to talk to David Notoane the head coach of U-20 of Republic of South Africa at official conferences of Commonwealth Cup (and even after in informal interview), but very useful – especially for journalists with a pessimistic attitude to life. The tutor of the most exotic national team of the tournament literally shines with positive vibes.
Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan!
Even the great soothsayer Nostradamus would never define three winners of the group stage of XXIII Commonwealth Cup! Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan were managed to overcome all of their opponents in groups A, B, C referring.
Results of matches the fifth match-day:
12:00 Group C: South Africa– Kazakhstan 0:0
14:15 Group C: Lithuania – Tajikistan 1:2
Martin REIM: "Buffon is just behind my back? I really need to start training again and get my place in national back!"
Head coach of U-21 national team of Estonia Martin Reim despite his modest height is a significant person not only within Estionian but European football.
Results of matches the fourth match-day:
12:00 Group А: Belarus – Finland 1:0
14:15 Group А: Turkmenistan – Estonia 3:1
16:30 Group В: Moldova – Latvia 1:1
19:00 Group B: Kyrgyzstan – Russia 2:1
Vladimir NIDERGAUS: "From forward to official with scores rest in a night dreams…"
Maybe I will express a subjective opinion, but after Igor Korneev from CSKA and Alexander Mostovoy from Spartak moved to Spanish Primera there was no more technical and crafty forward then Vladimir Nedergaus from Volgograd Rotor within mid 90s.
Results of matches the third match-day:
12:00 Group B: Latvia – Kyrgyzstan 1:1
14:15 Group C: Kazakhstan – Lithuania 1:0
16:30 Group C: Tajikistan – South Africa 1:3
19:00 Group B: Russia – Moldova 2:2
Jari LITMANEN: "I will never get sick of football!"
The participation of team Finland in XXIII Commonwealth Cup has brought a great surprise. The one of the most known and respected strikers of Europe of the last two decades – Jari Litmanen came within the official delegation of Suomi.
Results of matches the second match-day:
12:00 Group C: South Africa– Lithuania 1:1
14:15 Group C: Tajikistan – Kazakhstan 1:0
16:30 Group А: Finland – Turkmenistan 1:1
19:00 Group A: Estonia – Belarus 0:4
The XXIII International Football Tournament Commonwealth Cup held the Opening Ceremony attended by the FIFA President Joseph Blatter, Russian Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko, and FUR President Nikolai Tolstykh.
Results of matches the first match-day:
12:00 Group В: Moldova – Kyrgyzstan 1:1
14:15 Group А: Estonia – Finland 1:2
16:30 Group А: Belarus – Turkmenistan 1:0
18:30 Opening Ceremony
19:00 Group В: Russia – Latvia 1:0
Alexandr CURTEIAN: "Still, we haven’t gained the title of National Heroes of Moldova after a draw in Moscow…"
Interview marathon with famous football specialists (guests of XXIII Commonwealth Cup) is starting with a head coach of national team of Moldova – Alexandr Curteian.
The Football Union of Russia has approved the Schedule of matches of the XXIII international tournament "Commonwealth Cup", which will be held in Saint Petersburg from 16 to 25 January 2015.
The competition will be attended by 12 teams (players born in 1994 and younger).
Ukrainian U-21 team won Russian team in the final and became the winner of the XXII International tournament Commonwealth Cup 2014.
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