"We are so sorry. The players cannot pull themselves together, they are very disappointed."
Elshad Guliyev, the head coach of the Azerbaijan national minifootball team, told Idman.biz.
He commented on the game against Kazakhstan, where they lost 2:3 in the semi-final stage of the World Championship held in the UAE. Guliyev said that they did not deserve to be defeated: "We were sure that we could overcome them. The national team of Kazakhs is made up of well-known former futsal players and football players of the country. The main favorites like Mexico and the Czech Republic were eliminated from the competition. He is a worthy and strong competitor. But I think that our team deserved to reach the final. Unfortunately, we could not take advantage of the episodes."
The head coach said that although it is difficult, he is trying to tune the team to the game against Hungary for the 3rd place: "We will try to return from here with a medal, to justify the trust in us."
It should be noted that the match between Azerbaijan and Hungary for the bronze medal will start at 18:00.