Beaten in the opening of the qualifiers for the 2021 World Cup by Azerbaijan on Monday (0-2), the French beach soccer team of coach Claude Barrabé recovered in the direction of travel yesterday, dominating Estonia in Nazaré (Portugal). 4-1 in the end, the Blues did not tremble against the 49th nation in the world, after the preliminary round. Thanks to Victor Angeletti then Léo Grandon twice, they took off, before a 100% 974 goal came to close the debates. As a good captain, Jérémy Basquaise, the Saint-Paulois, served with a subtle pass in depth Stéphane Belhomme, the native of Saint-Louis, who hit the mark with a cross shot.
The goal “to get out of this hen” announced by the Reunion national coach still stands. Its players must now win the third and final match tonight against Switzerland, 8th in the world rankings. “We played them three times last season in a friendly and then at the European Championship and each time we lost, Barrabé recalled before leaving for Portugal. But it was also with a French team in reconstruction. This year. , we have a more homogeneous group, with seven new ones compared to last year, which opens up new horizons. No one is untouchable in this sport and I know that we are capable of overthrowing the Swiss mountains. “
The Habs have no choice: only the first two of Group D will see the quarter-finals of these qualifiers in the Europe zone. And above all, it will be necessary to pass the quarter-finals to see the Russian World Cup (August 19 to 29).