The kick-off for the games was given this Monday, July 18th, at 10:30 am, at the Gualtar Sports Complex. The final matches took place simultaneously at 6:00 pm, in the Multiusos de Guimarães and in Gualtar.
In the first game, Ukraine women’s teams and Germany faced each other. It was only in the 18’ minute that the scoreboard opened with a goal from the German national team. Ukraine’s response came seconds later, with a goal at the 19’ minute.
The game came to life in the second half of the match. Germany scored at the 25’ minute, but the Ukrainian team took the win, who scored at the 27’ and 33’ minutes.
Around 12 pm, the second game began. The men’s teams from the Czech Republic and Poland played a close match. At minute 5’, the Polish team wanted to show that they came to win. At the 11’ minute, the Poles put the ball back into the opponent’s goal. However, Czech Republic was determined to turn the score around and scored at the 14’, 16’ and 21’ minutes.
A disputed second half featured a goal at the 29’ minute for Poland, at the 30’ for Czech Republic, at the 34’ for Poland and, finally, in the 37’ for the national team of Czech Republic. The final result was favorable for the Czech team who won the match by 5-4.
The third game of the day was marked by the men’s 9-0 victory from Brazil against Oman. The Brazilian team did not even give the opposing team a chance to score in their own goal and ended up increasing the score at minutes 9’, 15’, 18’, 23’, 25’, 29’, 33’ and twice at the 34’ minute.
At 2:00 pm, the men’s teams from Ukraine and Slovakia faced each other. The first part of the match did not count with any goals, but the Ukrainian team returned from the locker room inspired. The team scored twice in the 24’ minute, one at 27’ and another one at the 29’ minute. In the 37’ minute, Slovakia scored their first and only goal. The final score was 4-1.
The game between Israel and New Zealand ended with a big advantage for the New Zealand team, which scored 7 goals. The New Zealand men’s team scored the first goal at the 6’ minute. At the 9’ minute, they returned to the opponent’s goal to score. At the 17’ minute, they did it again. The New Zealand team returned for the second half with the same will to win and scored in the 23’, 25’ and 26’ minute. Israel still managed to score a goal in the 27’ minute, but New Zealand closed the scoring at the 29’ minute, winning the match by 7-1.
Back in the women’s games, Portugal faced Czech Republic and ended up winning by 11-1. The Portuguese team entered the field wanting to win, ending up scoring in the second minute. After two minutes, the Portugal team scored 2 goals again, at the 4’ minute. The 10’, 15’, 17’ and 18’ minutes had more goals from Portugal.
The goals continued in the second half, by the Portuguese team, in the 23’, 28’, 28’ minute. The 29’ minute was marked by the only goal of the Czech Republic. Portugal scored again at the 32’ and at the 34’ minute Czech Republic scored an own goal.
Finally, the last games of the first day of the Championship began at 18:00, both in Guimarães and Braga.
In the first part of the game between the men’s team of Portugal and Argentina, there were only two goals. Portugal was the first to open the scoring, at the 5’ minute. Poland scored at the 13’ minute.
The second part of the match was marked by the four goals of Portugal. The first at the 21’ minute, the second at the 25’ minute, the third at the 35’ minute and the last at 39’ minute. The final result was 5-1.
The women’s teams from Poland and Israel ended the game with a result of 5-2, a victory for Poland. The Polish team scored the first goal of the match at the 9’ minute. The Israeli team responded with a goal at the 11’ minute, but even so, Poland scored at the 12’ minute, 18’, 22’ and 29’. Israel scored the last goal of the match at the 40’ minute.
This Tuesday, July 19th, at 10:30 am, the Championship will return between the men’s team of Saudi Arabia and Poland at the Gualtar Sports Complex of the University of Minho.