Cham­pi­onship Win­ners

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - Sports - BY JUAN SOSA

In mid-Oc­to­ber, Playa del Carmen hosted the Na­tional Fut­sal Cham­pi­onships, with 20 teams par­tic­i­pat­ing, 10 male and 10 fe­male. The event was or­ga­nized by the Sol­i­dari­dad Fut­sal team pro­mot­ers, Leonel Castillo and Al­berto López. The lo­cal team was cham­pion for the men’s teams and América DF was cham­pion of the women’s teams.

Fut­sal, or fút­bol sala, is com­pa­ra­ble to five-aside soc­cer, and is usu­ally played in­door on a smaller field.

The Po­lifo­rum was the site of the first round on Oc­to­ber 16, with teams from Mex­ico City, Mex­ico State, Tabasco, Yu­catan, Cam­peche and Quin­tana Roo com­pet­ing.

On Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 17, the mul­ti­ple use court at Gon­zalo Guer­rero was the site of the semi­fi­nals.

Only two teams ad­vanced to the fi­nal round, where Cam­peche com­peted against Quin­tana Roo for the men’s cham­pi­onship ti­tle and two teams from cen­tral Mex­ico played for the women’s ti­tle.

On Sun­day, the first fi­nal was played be­tween América-DF and Es­tado de Méx­ico, in the last few min­utes América-DF won by 3-2; they were on the verge of los­ing but the goalie saved the day.

An adren­a­line boost­ing fi­nal game was played be­tween the Cam­peche and Playa del Carmen teams, the Car­mona broth­ers re­in­forced the team and Adán Car­mona, who scored the goal that brought the team to a win in the fi­nal min­utes, crown­ing them cham­pi­ons.

Th­ese na­tional cham­pi­onships were a great suc­cess, mak­ing it clear that there is soc­cer tal­ent in Sol­i­dari­dad.

An adren­a­line boost­ing fi­nal game was played be­tween the Cam­peche and Playa del Carmen teams, the Car­mona broth­ers re­in­forced the team and Adán Car­mona, who scored the win­ning goal to bring the team to a win in the fi­nal min­utes, crown­ing them cham­pi­ons.

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