Although Abkhazia, the winners of the World Football Cup 2016, couldn’t get out of their group, the players did their absolute best at their game with Tamil Eelam at Aveley Stadium.
Straight away, Abkhazia made clear who was the dominant team: almost all of the first half saw the Abkhazian players attacking Tamil Eelam’s goal, and every couple of minutes they had good chances. However, attempts to net were not successful until Ruslan Akhvlediani scored the first goal in 40th minute.
Tamil Eelam also had couple of fortunate moments created by Gvinthan Navaneethakrishnan and Nirunthan Sivananthan, whose shot was saved by the Abkhazian goalkeeper. But still luck was not on the side of Tamil Eelam and they ended the first half without a goal.
In the second half, both teams returned to the field full of attacking vigour. Tamil Eelam demonstrated good control of the ball and again came close – but the Abkhazian defenders did their job well.
For Abkhazia, the second half was very productive: on the 63rd minute, Shabat Logua added a second goal to Abkhazia’s tally, then Ruslan Akhvlediani scored again on the 71st minute. Ruslan Shonia scored once more – and on the 83rd minute Astamur Tarba struck one in. Only a couple of minutes before the end of the match, Abkhazia netted another goal – a great attack was made again by Ruslan Shonia, and match finished 0-6.