Date: Jun 14, 2018
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, in MOSCOW
Taiwan’s Danny Carroll on Tuesday failed to advance from the group stage of the Football for
Friendship World Championship in Moscow, as his side African Wild Dog fell to two narrow defeats before winning their final group match at the Sapsan Arena.
To promote ecological conservation, each of the 32 teams represented a rare and endangered species of animal and Carroll was joined in the Africa Wild Dog team at the five-a-side tournament by goalkeeper Andrey Ponomarenko of Russia, Luca Durso of Australia, Sam Clarke of Grenada, Wadia Chery of Haiti and Alvaro Nogues Couchonnal of Paraguay.
In the first group match against Whale Shark, a visibly frustrated Carroll saw his effort hit the crossbar and bounce to safety in the first minute.
Africa Wild Dog took the lead, but Whale Shark equalized before halftime before going on to score a winner with the final kick of the game for a 2-1 victory. [FULL STORY]