EFVL World Challenge: Day 3 and Results

Day three of the “Casarista presents EFVL World Challenge Graz 2022 powered by Indie Burger” exceeded all expectations. The first unofficial Footvolley World Championship in Graz ended in sun, sand and party and produced new international winners.

Here are the results:

Men’s podium:
1st Hiltinho/Franklin (BRA)
2nd Maor Haas/Ron Ben Ishai (ISR)
3rd Juan Lopez/Facu Silva (ESP)

The Austrian #teambolao Jakob/Klemens Hofmann-Wellenhof as well as Jakob Rauch/Daniel Neuhold were eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Women’s podium:
1st Lane/Ray (BRA)
2nd Elisabetta Fiorella/Sara Cupellini (ITA)
3rd Evelyn Dobbinga/Emmelie van der Velde (NED)

The Austrian European champions, Antonia Missethan/Julia Rauch, were eliminated in the quarter-finals. Austria 2 with Nina Steinbauer and Tina Kulhanek finished 4th.

In the stadium at Freiheitsplatz, the numerous spectators were offered the best entertainment. Especially the show of the overpowering Brazilians caused astonishment in the packed stands. Shark attacks, surprising headers and spectacular saves enchanted the crowd. Service competitions, tombola raffles and the Kids Experience made for an enjoyable supporting programme. A special highlight were the samba dancers who created a Brazilian flair around the finals. The spectators were incredible and made the tournament the biggest event in Austrian footvolley history. The VIP club was well attended by personalities from sport, politics and business.

In addition to the outstanding sporting performances, the fairness among the players, the good mood and the smooth organisation left an impression on the stands.

The match schedule can be viewed here at the European Footvolley League.