Gold­stein is on top of the world

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

FUT­SAL RUS­SELL Gold­stein de­scribed England’s qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the next round of the Fut­sal World Cup as a dream come true.

Cheered on by his fam­ily, Gold­stein, 21, fea­tured heav­ily in England’s vic­to­ries over Wales, Den­mark and Is­rael.

He said: “It was an ex­cel­lent ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially to be the first England team to ever qual­ify for the main fut­sal World Cup quali­fy­ing stage.”

Gold­stein, who had an as­sist in the open­ing 4-2 win over Wales, says his team­mates en­joyed their first ex­pe­ri­ence of Is­rael, where matches were played at the Mac­cabiah venue of Neve Marom Hall in Ra­mat Gan.

“They en­joyed the weather and the city and thought it was a lovely place to be,” said Gold­stein. “All the fa­cil­i­ties where amaz­ing to play in.

“It was amaz­ing to have my whole fam­ily out there watch­ing and to be able to share that spe­cial mo­ment with them and the whole team.”

The vic­to­ries have helped England progress to the next phase where they will play Bel­gium, the Ukraine and hosts Hun­gary. England will also play two warm-up matches against Poland next month.

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