Opening & first match of IFCPF World Cup Salou


The IFCPF World Cup in Salou, Spain has begun. After the opening ceremony with players and staff, with flag barriers of all participating countries. It was so nice to see all those familiar faces and also all the new players and staff. 

After opening speeches from Paulo Cruz of IFCPF, Pere Granados, City mayor Salou and Carles Muñoz President of FECPC the IFCPF World Cup is officially started and the warming-up for the first match Spain – Ukraine did started.


After hearing the anthems of Ukraine and Spain, the teams made a statement together of: No War. The crowd endorsed this with a long and warm applause.


Ukraine is starting as the best team. But in the 11th minute a lovely chance of Spain, Zancajo almost hit the net. And then Ukraine took advantage of the counter and Bedenok scored in n the 12th minute.


In the 20th minute Ukraine had a lovely attack by Romanchuk and he scored the 2-0. In the 27th minute Romanchuk scored his second goal. Just before half time Dembik made the score 0-4. 


In the second half Ukraine started offensive. Spain was able to defend very good the first 15 minutes in the second half. In the 56th minute Donenko stopped the very good defending off Spain and he scored the final goal to make it 0-5. 


For both teams a good start to the competition, setting the tone for exciting matches ahead.

Referees: Dario Oritz, Romero Gonzalo, Serrat Pau, Margaret Domka, Jorge Barbisan