Hungary vs. Finland, 5-6 (3-3)
Break time with a draw (3-3) was the best the Hungarians and the Finish did at the 4th game of the Championship III for Men, at Gondomar, in the wonderful “Multiusos”, the praised stage of this competition.
The second half brought the same game style, interesting and with glimmer but not hectic. With a good competitive pose the Finns did preserve the lead of the score with Hungary fighting for the draw without success. The last minute brought the victory to the team from the North: the Finns scored and the Hungarians missed a penalty corner on the last whistle...
Portugal vs. France, 4-6 (2-3)
Asking for a draw, suffering a close defeat
Good pace, enthralling skills, a close match between Portugal and France. The hosts suffered the 2-3 in the last minute of the first half. The second half began with the Portuguese draw goal after a french mistake (they failed a penalty corner), but the umpire saw a penalty corner in the next french attack and the blues printed the
score 3-4. Played evenly, the french sent two balls on the wood of the goals, and the portuguese coach tried a change, ordering the team around the portuguese champions of Lousada, but a new change on pitch coincided with the fifth goal for France. Joao Santos shot to the 4th Portuguese goal (36m) and the last minutes were played by Portugal trying the draw. France defended well and at the minute 38 scored the 4-6. So Portugal substituted the goalkeeper for a six field player and tryed hardly another score, but in vain. The french victory is worth.