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Russian Beach Soccer Team

Russian Beach Soccer Team
Russian Beach Soccer Team

Beach Soccer is a non-Olympic sport which will be played at the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Russian national team is one of the most ambitious in the world, and their aim is to win gold at Baku 2015.

We give joy and happiness to our supporters and fans with our achievements-Ilya Leonov

Ilya Leonov

Ilya took up beach soccer 10 years ago, and now aims to win the European Games, another edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, and to see Beach Soccer become an Olympic sport.

Sport: Beach Soccer
D.O.B: 21.12.1979
Height 176 cm
Weight 75 kg
Country: Russia

What other sports would you like to compete in if you were not competing in yours?

Volleyball, basketball, hockey.

Are you excited to be competing in the first ever European Games?

Yes, of course, as it is one of the most important competitions in beach soccer.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother

Favorite food?

Spaghetti

Most treasured possession?

My relatives

 

Andrey Bukhlitskiy

Andrey is very excited about the first European Games. From his point of view, it’s a step forward for beach soccer and its players.

Sport: Beach Soccer
D.O.B: 07.02.1982
Height 189 cm
Weight 84 kg
Country: Russia

What other sport team would you like to compete in if you were not competing in yours?

Team Sports

Do you have any pre-game or pre-competition rituals or superstitions?

I pray

Favorite food?

Russian Cuisine

Which living person do you most admire?

Lionel Messi

 

Anton Shkarin

Anton started his professional career in 2005, in the Russian Futsal Premier League. His journey as an athlete now leads him to Baku, where he will compete in the first European Games. He expects that the European Games atmosphere will be unique, being the inaugural edition of the event.

Sport: Beach Soccer
D.O.B: 15.11.1982
Height 179 cm
Weight 77 kg
Country: Russia

 

What If you were not a professional athlete, what would you be doing instead?

I would have been close to sport; I would have worked in management, marketing or HR.

What are your aspirations for your sport?

To win the European Games in Baku

Are you excited to be competing in the first ever European Games?

Yes, of course, as it is a completely new high-level tournament, which I think will have its own atmosphere. Just like at the Olympic Games, we will be a team, a family, and I really do want to win.

 


Baku 2015 Beach Soccer

Athletes

96

Competition days

5

Medal events

1
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