Gazprom International futsal team wins Gazprom Germania Cup 2013
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For the second consecutive year the Gazprom International futsal team won the annual Gazprom Germania Cup, held in Berlin on July 27, 2013.
In the group round Gazprom International topped its group with 13 points. Gazprom International played draw with the Schalke 04 veterans team and won all other matches. In addition to Schalke 04, the group included teams from Gazprom Export, Gazprom Germania, Vemex (Czech Republic) and WINGAS (Germany). All in all, 12 teams competed in the tournament.
The KazTransGaz and KazRosGaz teams (both from Kazakhstan) from Group A and the Gazprom International and Vemex teams from Group B reached the tournament’s semi-finals. In the first semi-final the Gazprom International team beat KazRosGaz 2–1. In the other semi-final clash KazTransGaz flattened Vemex 7–0.
The final proved to be a tough encounter for the players of both teams. In a hard-fought match Gazprom International managed to defeat KazTransGaz by the narrow margin of 1–0.
The tournament was held at Olympiastadion in Berlin, the home ground of the Bundesliga club Hertha BSC. The matches were played in difficult weather conditions; the air temperature was over 35 °C. A large group of supporters arrived from Berlin and Amsterdam to cheer on the Gazprom International team.
Captain of Gazprom International team Evgeny Yadryshnikov holding trophy
The Gazprom Germania Cup takes place annually. Traditionally taking part in the tournament were the teams of FC Zenit veterans, Schalke 04 veterans, Gazprom Export, Gazprom Germania, KazRosGaz, GAZPROM Schweiz (Switzerland), Vemex, Wingas, Gazprom Marketing & Trading (UK), KazTransGaz and Gazprom International. This year the Hertha BSC veterans team (Germany) joined the tournament.
Gazprom International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom, is a unified specialized company within Gazprom Group dealing with prospecting, exploration and development of hydrocarbon fields abroad. Today, the company runs its business in 20 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.