France wins first European Footvolley Championship

The European Footvolley League would like to congratulate France with the win in the first European Footvolley Championship in Schwäbisch Gmünd 2016. Dume Susini and Anghjulu Maria Plasenzotti beat Nelson Pereira and Miguel Pinheiro of Portugal in a very exciting and well played final. 

France beat Portugal 1 18:15 and 18:12 in the final and showed us solid defense and outstanding attacking. Portugal 1 kept within reach for a long time, but France proved stronger and came out with the win.

The battle for the 3rd place was won by Spain. Sergio Antolinos & Juan Antonio Lopez managed to beat Pedro Salvador & Tiago Melo of Portugal 2.

This means the top 3 of European Footvolley Champions looks as follows:

1. France
2. Portugal
3. Spain

 Winners Dume Susini and Anghjulu Maria Plasenzotti

Winners Dume Susini and Anghjulu Maria Plasenzotti

This was truly a historical 1st edition of the European Footvolley Championship. Everyone involved is a winner. All teams showed their skills, commitment and love for the sport. The organization was perfect and we are eternally grateful to the city of Schwäbisch Gmünd. Over 100 school kids played footvolley. The ladies exhibition was very tense and high level.  And last but not least, the more than 2000 enthusiastic supporters from all over Europe were sublime. This was a giant step for our beloved sport. United we play footvolley!

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Live video and commentary

The tournament was broadcasted with live video stream on our Youtube channel and you can see all the action there. We also had live commentaries from Nick Dugdale-Moore.

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Results from the tournament

The groups

Group A: Germany 1, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland 2
Group B: Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Germany 3
Group C: Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway and Portugal 2
Group D: Portugal, France, Germany 2 and Netherlands 2 

Schedule and results from friday

10:00 1 Austria - Switzerland 2 18:14
10:30 2 Spain - United Kingdom 18:5
11:00 3 Germany - Belgium 18:12
11:30 4 Italy - United Kingdom 18:8
12:00 5 Belgium - Switzerland 2 7:18
12:30 6 United Kingdom - Germany 3 7:18
13:00 7 Germany - Austria 9:18
13:30 8 Italy - Spain 14:18
14:00 OFFICIAL OPENING
14:30 9 Austria - Belgium 18:6
15:00 10 Spain - Germany 3 18:10
15:30 11 France - Netherlands 2 18:12
16:00 12 Switzerland - Portugal 2 9:18
16:30 13 Portugal - Germany 2 18:7
17:00 14 Netherlands - Norway 18:7
17:30 15 Germany 2 - Netherlands 2 11:18
18:00 16 Norway - Portugal 2 9:18
18:30 17 Portugal - France 18:13
19:00 18 Netherlands - Switzerland 18:14

Schedule and results from saturday

10:00 19 France - Germany 2 18:10
10:30 20 Switzerland - Norway 18:7
11:00 21 Germany - Switzerland 2 19:17
11:30 22 Italy - Germany 3 21:19
12:00 23 Portugal - Netherlands 2 18:11
12:30 24 Netherlands - Portugal 2 14:18

Schedule and results from the knock out stage saturday

13:30 25 France - Switzerland 18:16 18:14
14:15 26 Italy - Switzerland 2 18:5 18:11
15:00 27 Netherlands 1 - Netherlands 2 15:18 18:13 15:11
15:45 28 Germany 1 - Germany 3 14:18 13:18

Schedule and results from quarter finals saturday

17:00 29 Austria - (W25) France 7:18 10:18
17:45 30 Portugal 2 - (W26) Italy 18:13 20:18
18:30 31 Spain - (W27) Netherlands 1 18:16 18:12
19:15 32 Portugal 1 - (W28) Germany 3 18:12 18:10

Schedule and results from semi finals and finals sunday

10:00 33 France - Portugal 2 9:18 18:14 15:5
10:45 34 Spain - Portugal 1 18:12 15:18 11:15
11:30 - Netherlands girls - Italy girls (Italy wins)
13:25 35 Portugal 2 - Spain 13:18 (Spain wins bronze medal)
14:00 36 France - Portugal 1 18:15 18:12 (France wins gold medal)

Participants of the EFC 2016

Main teams

  • Austria: Benedikt & Klemens Hofmann-Wellenhof
  • Belgium: Jochen Van Gestel & Ruben Veestraeten
  • Croatia: Team withdrawn
  • France: Dume Susini & Anghjulu Maria Plasenzotti
  • Germany 1: Jakob Domke & Joel Nißlein.
  • Germany 2: Ray Wenning & Dennis Bessel
  • Italy: Marco Graziani & Marco Santopre
  • Netherlands: Antonio Aurino & Jesse van Oord
  • Norway: Kristoffer Førde Aarskog & Tom Johannes Bang
  • Portugal: Nelson Pereira & Miguel Pinheiro
  • Spain: Sergio Antolinos & Juan Antonio Lopez
  • Switzerland: Alberto Quintas & Cristiano Goes
  • United Kingdom: David Donkin & Gary Titley

Qualification teams

  • Switzerland: Nils Fehr & Benedikt Zwyssig
  • Austria: Sascha Wegscheider & Jakob Hofmann-Wellenhof
  • Germany 3: Mo Obeid & Daniel Wehr
  • Portugal: Pedro Salvador & Tiago Melo
  • Netherlands: Martijn ten duis & Bart Zantman