Footballers Russian junior team (players born in 1996) won in a penalty shootout victory over their peers from Sweden in the semi-finals of the European Championship 2013 for players under 17 years old, held in Slovenia, and made our way to the final of the tournament.
The main meeting between the national teams of Russia and Sweden, held on Tuesday, finished with a score of 0-0, despite the fact that almost the entire second half Russian team played in the numerical majority — in the 48th minute of the second yellow card was Swedish midfielder Erdal Rakipi. However, the winner of the match was determined in a penalty shootout, where he took a break to identify the 11-meter long each player commands. As a result, the Russian players were more accurate — 10:9.
In the final team will meet with the Russian national team of Italy, which is in the second semi-final with a 2-0 victory peers from Slovakia.