England Women finish fourth at Deaf Futsal Euros

England Deaf Futsal squad. (Photo: TheFA.com)

England finished fourth at the recent European Deaf Futsal Championships in Finland, where Republic of Ireland took sixth spot and Poland won the tournament.

England won their group with a 100% record, defeating Netherlands with a Louise Hogan effort, Denmark (7-2) as Emma Brown hit a hat-trick and Lhathini Pushpaligham bagged a brace and Russia 6-0, against whom Brown scored two more goals.

Republic of Ireland also reached the last eight having hit Norway and despite losses to Germany (8-5) and Spain (5-2).

Republic of Ireland Deaf Futsal squad. (Photo: fai.ie)

England fought back from two goals down to defeat the Irish 5-3 as Hogan claimed a treble but went down 7-1 to Germany before losing the bronze medal match 9-3 to Spain.

Ireland edged Sweden 4-3 before their campaign ended with a 2-1 reverse against Russia in the 5th place play off.

Poland were champions when just getting the better of Germany in an eleven-goal thriller.

The top eight European sides all qualify for the 2019 Women’s Deaf Futsal World Cup, which will be held in Winterthur, Switzerland from 9-16 November.

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