Georgia in the Euro U18 finals!

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Georgia in the Euro U18 finals!

Post by 4071 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:38 am

I'm not sure whether this current U18 Championship is simply an elaborate set-up for an April Fools joke or not...

The final of the Euro U18 finals this weekend will be played between France and Georgia, after the hosts edged out England 23-19 in the first semi final and after surprise package Georgia sneaked past Italy in a penalty shoot-out in the other semi-final.

Amazingly, that was Georgia's second penalty shoot-out of the tournament, having got to the semis courtesy of a shoot-out win over Ireland in the first round.

Even more amazingly, Portugal have picked up their first win at this level in countless years - also a penalty shoot-out victory after their match against Scotland ended 0-0!

Three penalty shoot-outs in eight games is quite something! And it means that the Georgians are in the final despite not having won a game so far and only scored 14 points in their two games to date (8-8 v Ireland and 6-6 v Italy).

U18 FIRA Championship

Round One Results

England 85-5 Portugal (13-1)
Ireland 8-8 Georgia * (1-1)
Wales 13-14 Italy (2-2)
France 22-10 Scotland (3-1)

Round Two Results (semi-finals)

England 19-23 France (3-2)
Georgia * 6-6 Italy (0-0)

Scotland 0-0 Portugal * (0-0)
Wales 14-9 Ireland (1-0)

Round Three Fixtures (finals)


England v Italy
Portugal v Wales
Ireland v Scotland

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