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Portugal shock Spain to claim maiden EURO futsal crown

Published on: 14 February 2018

Portugal needed extra time to win a first-ever Futsal EURO title ​Ricardinho was voted Player of the Tournament, finished as top scorer Russia claimed third place at Slovenia 2018

Portuguese football continues to break new ground. After winning a maiden FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup title in 2015, and then claiming a first continental crown at UEFA EURO 2016, Portugal etched their name on the UEFA Futsal EURO trophy for the very first time at the weekend.

They did so by beating defending seven-time champions Spain 3-2 after extra time, a victory that gave the Portuguese ample revenge for the defeat they suffered at the hands of their neighbours in the 2010 final.

The fourth-placed side at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016, Portugal held their nerve to edge a final that set a fitting seal on the two-week tournament that was held in Slovenia.