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14 July 2020 | in eSports, FISU

Quarterfinal line-ups ready in FISU eSports Challenge Football

Each day gets us closer to revealing the best university FIFA 20 players in the world, as the 2020 FISU eSports Challenge Football enters the knockout stages in both, men’s and women’s draws.

 

With four exciting match ups in the men’s field on Monday, 13 July, the quarterfinals are set, and will take place today.

 

Al Dhuhli storyIn the first battle of the day, Abdulaziz Alwahhabi from Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh (KSA) faced Amran Al Dhuhli from Modern College of Business and Science (OMA).

 

The Arabian player started the match really strong, despite an early missed penalty, kept up the pressure and opened the score with a fast goal from Mbappé. This goal awakened Al Dhuli, who immediately scored the equaliser by Eusebio penalty. The first game ended in a draw, without many clear chances.

 

In the second game of match, Alwahhabi missed a couple of penalties and the mistakes allowed Al Dhuhli to take over. With that, the player from Oman piled on the pressure and managed to open a wide 3-0 lead in the first half. Being effective in his attacks, Al Dhuhli controlled the match thereon, and despite his opponent's goal, he scored two more and closed the match, winning 5-1.

 

The second battle was a Brazilian derby, between Ulisses Selles from Anhembi Morumbi University and Luccas Ferreira from Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCar. Both players practice together, have faced each other in other competitions, so it was like a battle of old rivals.

 

Ferreira storySelles opened the score soon and looked like he would control the match, but in the last minute of the first half Ferreira tied the game with Eusébio goal. In the second half game, both players tried to control the match, but Ferreira won the first game by 2-1.

 

Trailing, Selles put pressure on his opponent from the start of the second game and only managed to open the scoring at the end of the first half. His happiness was short-lived though, as early in the second half Ferreira drew with another goal from Eusébio. Ferreira won both games 2-1 and qualified for the quarterfinals.

 

In the second session of matches, Ádám Borkai from Széchenyi István University (HUN) was up against Luis Domenico Suarez from University of Lima (PER). The player from Peru managed to score two goals in a sequence, and despite a goal from Neymar for the Hungarian, Suarez scored a 2-1 win in the first game.

 

SuarezSuarez started the second match by pressing Borkai, scoring early on with Dembele. As in the first game, Neymar scored for Borkai’s team, but at the end of the first half, Suarez had a 2-1 advantage. Having to reverse a two-goal lead, Borkai tried to put pressure on his opponent, but took no chances. At the end of the match, Suarez scored a third goal and managed to qualify for the next stage.

 

In the final round of 16 match of the men’s draw, Dillon Henriques-Gomes from Swinburne University of Technology (AUS) faced Muhammad Nazli Lim, from University of Malaysia Pahang (MAS). The Australian started with an early goal, from Cruyf, one of the best icons in the game.

 

GomesThis allowed him to play more calmly and take advantage of chances. At the end of the first half, it was 2-0 on the scoreboard. Taking advantage of Nazli’s apparent nervousness, the Australian started the second half just as he had done the first one, scoring another goal.

 

The second game was even more dominant for the Australian. Playing calmly and taking advantage of his opponent's mistakes, Henriques-Gomes took another 3-0 lead, guaranteeing his place in the next stage.

 

Tuesday matches, Quarterfinals (Men’s Draw):

Session 1 at 14:00 CEST (12:00 GMT)

Zackary Marceau - Southern Cross University (AUS) x Masih Mohafezatkar - Islamic Azad University of Qazvin (IRI)

Amran Al Dhuhli from Modern College of Business and Science (OMA) x Luccas Ferreira from Federal University of São Carlos – UFSCar (BRA)

 

 

Quarterfinals, (Women’s Draw)

Session 2 at 22:00 CEST (20:00 GMT)

Paria M'arefi  - Islamic Azad University (IRI) x Jessica Au - Monash University (AUS)

Nur Fatihah Rahman - Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MAS) x Alexssandra Batista – UniAteneu (BRA)

Maria Soledad Lopez - Universidad Nacional de La Matanza (ARG) x Maha Saif Salem Albreiki - Zayed University (UAE)

Khaalidah Bilqees Mohammed - University of the Witwatersrand (RSA) x Najd Fahad - Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Riyadh (KSA)

                       

The full result of all the games can be found HERE for the men and HERE for the women. Stay tuned to our social media channels to follow everything!