After three weeks of thrilling matches involving 16 teams, the 2nd Aspire Embassies Futsal Tournament organised by Aspire Zone Foundation has now entered its final stages.
The hard-fought group stage will culminate in a final day of qualifiers taking place this coming weekend as teams battle it out for the last few spots in the quarter-finals.
The third round of matches took place last Friday and Saturday and resulted in a number of high scoring matches: India defeated Kenya 4-3; Ethiopia defeated Kazakhstan 8-1; Sudan defeated France 6-3; Jordan defeated Algeria 9-1; Somalia defeated South Africa 9-0; Qatar defeated Djibouti 5-3; Syria defeated Aspire 7-1; and a close fought match between Great Britain and Spain ended in a 5-5 draw. 
The results mean that India, Jordan, Sudan, Qatar and Syria are through to the quarter finals, with a number of other Embassy teams set to compete this weekend for the final few places.
The final group stage matches will take place tomorrow and on April 28 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Tomorrow, Kenya will play against Kazakhstan; Ethiopia will play against India; and Jordan will play against Sudan. 
On Saturday, South Africa will play against Qatar; Somalia will play against Djibouti; Aspire will play against Great Britain; and Spain will play against Syria.
AZF has brought the Embassy’s Futsal tournament back by popular request. It reflects the organisations continued efforts to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among community members of all ages, and to provide a vibrant environment for people to enjoy. 
 Football fans are also welcome to attend the tournament and cheer on their favourite teams.