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Croatia win European beach rugby tournament in Moldova

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

Croatia celebrates in Moldova (Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

ZAGREB, 25 July 2021 – Croatia has won the European beach rugby tournament held in Moldova over the weekend. 

The Croatian team, led by coach Anthony Poša, has taken out the Men’s Chisinau Beach Rugby tournament which finished on Sunday. 

In the final, Croatia beat hosts Moldova 6-5 in a nail-bitting match to take out the six-nation tournament.  

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

The Croatians started the tournament on Saturday with a 10-4 victory over Bulgaria, before losing to reigning champions Russia in their second match on opening day 7-4.

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

In the quarter-finals, Croatia took care of Turkey, winning 9-6 to set up a semi-final against Romania. 

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatia would come out victorious in a tense semi-final, edging Romania 5-4 to advance to the final.  

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Croatia crowned European beach rugby champions

(Photo credit: Berislav Rožman)

Russia beat Romania to finish third. 

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