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Belgium beats Moldova in first game of 2014 IBSA Euro Challenge Cup

Belgium takes on Moldova in their 2 - 1 win. Image credit: Ligue Handisport Francophone
Belgium takes on Moldova in their 2 - 1 win. Image credit: Ligue Handisport Francophone

Belgium takes on Moldova in their 2 – 1 win. Image credit: Ligue Handisport Francophone

Yesterday in Prague, Czech Republic, the opening match of 5-a-side football’s IBSA Euro Challenge Cup kicked off with Belgium beating Moldova 2 – 1. Romania and Hungary tied 2 – 2 in the competition’s second game. The Czech Republic beat Belgium 1 – 0 in the third match of the competition.

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Belgian striker Kevin Vanderborght scored both goals for his team, while Vasili Cripolapov scored his team’s lone goal. It was the first time both teams had played each other. The Belgian team is nicknamed the The Red Blind Devils.

Teams traded the lead in the Romania versus Hungary game, with Hungarian Szabolcs Forgács putting his team ahead 1 – 0. Romanian Tiberiu Paun scored a goal to tie the game at 1 – 1, before scoring a second goal to put his team ahead 1 – 2. Forgács answered back to end the game at 2 – 2.

Early in the Czech Republic versus Belgium game, Jan Mrázek score his team’s lone goal. While the Belgian side had possession for most of the game, they were unable to capitalize on it by scoring a goal.

Four games are scheduled to take place today.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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