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Romania wins IBSA Blind Football European Qualifier and Division 2 Championships

Penalty for Georgia, stopped by the Romanian goalkeeper.
Hosts Romania overcame Georgia on Saturday to win the IBSA Blind Football European Qualifier and Division 2 Championships in Bacau.

A single goal from Botez was enough to give Romania the title in a close final.

Caption: Georgia (left) and Romania (right) line up before the final.

Romania and Georgia both qualify for the IBSA Blind Football European Championships in Berlin in August.

In the match for 3rd-4th place, Greece was too strong for the Czech Republic and ran out winners by five goals to two. Siotas [3], Chatziapostolidis and Bezhani were on the mark for the Greeks and Valer scored both Czech goals.

Albania won its first ever international match 1-0 against Ireland to secure 5th place.

Final standings

1 Romania
2 Georgia
3 Greece
4 Czech Republic
5 Albania
6 Ireland
7 Moldova

Click on the links above for full results.

Caption: Romania poses with its medals and trophies. 

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