New Champions at Saskatoon Futsal World Cup
It had to go the ultimate distance but the 4th annual Saskatoon Futsal World Cup wrapped up with a new set of champions.
After years of tournament dominance by Jaime Meza’s Team Brazil the 2019 edition of the Saskatchewan classic event saw new emerging talent from Team Chile and Team Poland along with an entry from a First Nations side.
After eliminating a difficult Chile side in the second semi-final, Brazil went on to face a physical Poland team that had eliminated Team Ukraine in their respective semi.
The Sasktel Centre crowd brought the noise throughout the final with each team trading goals until Poland led Brazil by a 5-3 margin. Brazil the made the necessary adjustments to late in the second half to even the score. Extra time solved nothing and in PK’s it was the Polish side emerging victorious.
The red and white eagles went undefeated in the tournament having defeated Chile 4-1, England 7-4, and First Nations, 8-2 during the group stage.
After a 4-4 draw in regulation time, the bronze medal also went to PK’s with Chile edging out a tough Ukrainian side.