With eleven second of the match remaining, the score was 22-22, and Finland owned the ball.
If they had scored, there would have been the possibility of winning the match, but they missed the chance. The best player of Georgian team Giorgi Tskhovrebadze scored a game- winning goal on a fast counter attack in the last minute of the match.
Today Georgia and Finland played against each other for the second time. The drew 25-25 in the first match on group stage. Both teams were able to equalise the score eighteen times in the first match, and seventeen times in the second one.
Youth team of Georgia secured their 7th position at this tournament ,and Finland took the 8th place.
As mentioned before, Georgian right back Giorgi Tskhovrebadze was named the best, and goalkeeper Klama became the man of the match from Finland.
The head coach of Finland as well as players refused to comment on the match.
Giorgi Tskhovrebadze (Georgia, RB): Todays’ match was the last match and we really wanted and needed to win. The whole team did the maximum. All of us helped each other and we won, that fact and the title of the man of the match made me really happy, but I did it with the help of the whole team. We all played together, that’s why we won. I want to thank our supporters a lot, who came or saw our matches and supported us. Also I’d like to say a huge thank you to the federation. Unfortunately some of the guys were injured, as me, so I would rate our teams’ game with an 8 or a 7 out of 10.
Tite Kalandadze (Georgia, Head Coach): First i would say that Nika Kalandadze couldn’t play just because he was ill.We needed him but boys did everything. Now about the game, I would say that it was hard to play in offence. But there were moments in defence some of the guys lost themselves and maybe the reason of that is inexperience or tiredness, it could be anything. We won just because guys showed their spirit and themselves and the opponent got a little scared. The Finland team owned the ball well. In some moments in offence they lost the ball, which we used and in the last moment our best player Giorgi Tskhovrebadze finished with a winning goal. I would rate my teams’ game with a 6 or 6.5 out of 10
Georgia 23-22 Finland