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The wait for the win continues. Jong AZ Alkmaar - FC Den Bosch 0:0

FC Den Bosch is waiting for another victory. On Friday, February 15, the team supported by FutureNet drew in a away match against Jong AZ Alkmaar 0:0. This is the second draw in a row for FC Den Bosch.

Jong AZ Alkmaar is a team from the bottom of the table, but in a match against FC Den Bosch proved that it shouldn't be underestimated. The young players of Jong AZ set difficult conditions on the better-listed rival and managed to reach a draw. Thanks to the point scored in Alkmaar, FC Den Bosch kept the 2nd place in the table, and also reduced the loss to the leading Twente Enschede to 5 points.

The next rival of FC Den Bosch will be MVV Maastricht. This match will be played on Friday, February 22, at 8 p.m.

Jong AZ Alkmaar - FC Den Bosch 0:0.

A lesson to learn from. FutureNet Maribor lost with Pivovarna Kozel

Nobody expected such a result. In the match at the top of the futsal league of Slovenia, FutureNet Maribor lost to Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel 1 6 and fell down from the leader's chair.

The two strongest teams of the season met in the sports hall in the city of Rogaska Slatina (Slovenia). Before this match, FutureNet Maribor was the only undefeated team in the league. Dobovec Pivovarna was defeated once - in previous direct match agains FutureNet Maribor. When teams of this class face each other, players must be foucused. One mistake, one slip and you can lose a goal, which will set the course of the match. Both teams was aware of this truth, so after the first half the match in Rogaska Slatina was tied 0:0. FutureNet Maribor players focused on a hard defense game, and they wanted to maximally disturb the hosts in the bal distribution. After 20 minutes of the match, this plan seemed to work.

After the break, shooting began: in the 23rd minute the result of the match was opened by Rok Mordej. Later, Alen Fetić added, and Jaka Sovdat scored an own goal. At the moment it was 3:0 for the hosts and FutureNet Maribor had a very difficult task to do. Then Fetić added two goals later, Mordej scored the next goal, and the guests were able to answer only once, with a goal of Stojković.

- In the first half we had some nice opportunities, if you don't use them in such a match, you can be reprimanded. Before the break, you can feel the goal for us in the air, we waited and waited, then we made a mistake that Dobovec used and took the lead. We have taken the risk, but haven't succeeded, but I know that this failure will be a good lesson for us for the future - says Matej Fidersek (FutureNet Maribor 'captain), quoted by the official futsal futsal website in Slovenia.

After the game in Rogaska Slatina, FutureNet Maribor is no longer the leader of the league. Now our team is on 2nd place, has 43 points and trails by 2 to Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel. Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel - FutureNet Maribor 6:1 (0:0)

The chase for the leader continues. FutureNet Imperium beat KS Otmęt Krapkowice

Mission completed, 10th win in a row scored! On Saturday, February 16, FutureNet Imperium Katowice defeated KS Otmęt Krapkowice 29:21 and strengthened its position of vice-leader in the 1st women handball league in Poland.

This was the match of the last team in the table (KS Otmęt) and the newcomer who runs a great season (FutureNet Imperium). In theory, players from Katowice should win this match easily. In practice, they had to work very hard to win. Until the break, the home team showed great ambition and was losing only 14:15. Such a result indicated that the surprising failure of the favorite may happen in Krapkowice. That's why in the 2nd half our team turned up the pace. FutureNet Imperium improved its defensive performance, and allowed the opponent to score only 7 goals. In the offensive, the team from Katowice was unstoppable and after the break added 14 goals to its total score.

An intense game and an even team - this was the key to the victory of FutureNet Imperium in Katowice. For our team, Aleksandra Jaroszewska (8 goals) was the leader, and Paulina Drażyk together with Joanna Sermak (5 and 4 goals, respectively) provided her support.

After the victory with KS Otmęt, FutureNet Imperium has 38 points and still ranks second in the 1st women handball league in Poland table. The leader is SPR JKS Jarosław (45 points). The chase for the leader continues.

KS Otmęt Krapkowice - FutureNet Imperium Katowice 21:29 (14:15)

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław scored its 11th home win of the season!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is the only team in the 1st basketball league in Poland, which hasn't lost yet in its own hall this season! On Sunday, February 17, our team beat Biofarm Basket Poznań and scored its 11th home win in a row.

This season, FutureNet Śląsk matches are often very similar. In the first minutes the team from Wrocław needs some time to find its rhythm. If it works, it starts to build a high lead and to dominate the rival. This scenario worked well in the Sunday's game with Biofarm Basket Poznań. After the Q1, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was leading olny 27:26. It was 10 minutes of very interesting battle of 2 experienced players. Norbert Kulon played perfectly in FutureNet Śląsk, Marcin Flieger (17 points in the first quarter) stood out in the team from Poznań. The match looked similar in the second quarter: both teams fought hard, and the hosts went down to the locker room for a break with a lead 45:41.

In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk started to play much better. The team from Wroclaw improved the game in defense, forcing players from Biofarm Basket to shoot from difficult, unprepared positions. The guests weren't able to find effectiveness in 3-points shooting, and before the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk was leading 65:53.

The last part of the match was a show of FutureNet Śląsk Our team scored 21 points in total, thanks to great peformance of Aleksander Dziewa, Tomasz Żeleźniak and Robert Skibniewski. The guests knew that in Wroclaw they wouldn't reverse the fate of this match. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won 86:70, scored 11th win in its own hall this season and kept the leader's chair.

On Sunday evening, the best player of FutureNet Śląsk was Aleksander Dziewa (22 points, 6 rebounds). Norbert Kulon (15 points, 7 assists) and Robert Skibniewski (14 points, 6 rebounds) also played well. FutureNet Śląsk had a great time in the battle under both rims, getting 56 rebounds while Biofarm Basket had only 31. The great defense game was also valuable. Biofarm Basket was able to shot only 4 out of 23 3-pointers during the game in the whole match, and had only 11 assists.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Biofarm Basket Poznań 86:70

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 22 (2x3), Kulon 15 (4x3), Skibniewski 14 (2x3), Leńczuk 11 (2x3), Musiał 8 (1x3), Żeleźniak 5 (1x3), Pietras 4, Jakóbczyk 3, Tomczak 2, Michałek 2.

Good news from the Dalaman City Sports Club

Good information from Dalaman City Sports Club - its badminton players have been promoted to the semi-finals of the Anatolian Stars League tournament.

The quarter-finals were held on February 6-8, in Sakarya, Turkey. Young badminton players from Dalaman City Sports Club beat Edirne 3:2, and then Kutahya 4:1. With this results, the ticket to the semi-final was granted. The next round of the competition will be held in March, in Adana, Turkey.

VfB Stuttgart faces Red Bull Leipzig

After a poor game in Duesseldorf, where VfB Stuttgart lost with Fortuna 0:3, it’s time for the team from Stuttgart to show its better face. On Saturday, February 16, VfB will face RB Leipzig on its Mercedes Arena stadium.

Upcoming months will be a hard time for VfB Stuttgart. The team led by coach Markus Weinzierl has only 15 points and currently holds 16 place out of 18 teams. If the season ends today, VfB would be relegated to the lower league. On the other hand, this team has many talented and experienced players in its squad. Of course, in football we’ve seen many examples of that even stronger teams could fall but when you have time, you must use it to avoid the worst scenario.

For VfB Stuttgart, the time is still running away and the team still has to stand tall. Of course, it’s never easy to deal with such a high pressure. But VfB’ players have no choice: they must do their best to improve their situation in the league. FC Augsburg, the team from 15th place, currently has 18 points: 3 more than VfB Stuttgart. And Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen has 22 points and is on 14th place. As you can see, the gap between VfB and teams from safe place in the table is growing. Now it’s the best moment to launch faster pace and to improve.

On Saturday, February 16, VfB Stuttgart will host the game against RB Leipzig. This is definitely not a team with which you would like to play when you're in deep crisis. RB Leipzing has 38 points and currently holds 4th place in the table, and also trails by only 4 points to Borussia Moenchengladbach which is on 3rd place. Only Borussia Dortmund and reigning German champion Bayern Muenchen performs better this season, what means that RB Leipzig can be named as 4th power of the league.

It's led by experienced coach Ralf Ragnick on the bench, and on the pitch has a few stars like Timo Werner, Bruma, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Willi Orban, Ibrahima Konate, Emil Forsberg or Yussuf Poulsen. Such an opponent can use every mistake to build advantage and score the goal. That's why VfB players will have to be very cautious, and also try to take the initiative on the pitch.

- Leipzig are a very dynamic, very well organised team and they have lots of individual quality," said Weinzierl. "It's up to us to keep them as far away from our goal as possible - explains Markus Weinzierl, the coach of VfB Stuttgart, quoted on the club's official website.

In VfB, Mario Gomez will returd for Saturday's game after a break forced by the red card by which he was punished 2 games ago. On the other hand, Nicolas Gonzalez will be absent - he was fined for 3 games after being ejected in the added time in the clash with Fortuna Duesselorf.

VfB Stuttgart - RB Leipzig, Saturday (February 16), start: 3:30 p.m.

FutureNet Sport: Game ON! What's going on in FutureNet Sport during the upcoming weekend

As every week on Friday, we announce the schedule of FutureNet Sport teams for the upcoming weekend. There will be a lot going on!

On Friday, February 15, futsal team FutureNet Maribor will play one of its most important games in 2019 - win may give a huge boost to their chances to win the champion title! Players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, FC Den Bosch, FutureNet Imperium Katowice and VfB Stuttgart will also go on the pitch during the upcoming weekend.

Check out the detailed schedule:

Time to return to the winning path. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław clashes with Biofarm Basket Poznań

It's getting crowded at the top of the 1st basketball league in Poland table. Several teams dream about reaching the chair of the leader, which currently belongs to FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. That's why FutureNet Śląsk must win the upcoming match with Biofarm Basket Poznań, which will be played on Saturday, February 17.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: 39 points (and one played less than others played) and 1st place. Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz: also 39 points and 2nd place. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut: 38 points, 3rd place. WKK Wrocław: 37 points and 4th place. As you can see, the fight for the first place in the league becomes very even. Even one slip of one of the teams can lead to deep shuffles at the top of the table. And there's important stake on the table, because the team from the first place will be in the best position in the playoff round - including the most matches that will be played on their own floor.

On Saturday, February 17, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will be the host of the game against Biofarm Basket Poznań. After a loss with Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych and due to a crowd between the rivals to the 1st place, our team must win. There is no room for slips and losing points. The defeat may turn FutureNet Śląsk lower in the table and cause a big problem to with regaining the lead. Therefore, in the nearest game there may be only one result: the victory of the team led by coach Radosław Hyży.

Biofarm Basket Poznań wants to win promotion to the playoffs, but in recent games played with a mixed results and now is moved away from this goal. In the last series of matches, the team from Poznan scored a very shameful slip of Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, and lost at home 45:79. Such a defeat against their own fans is a disgrace. In Wrocław, Biofarm Basket players will try to apologize to their fans for this loss. Especially that they still have something to play about. Biofarm Basket will come to Wrocław as a team from place 11 in the table (34 points) and with the loss of point to place number 8 - the last one, which gives promotion to the playoff. The team from Poznań also has great potential. The last match wasn't good, but a few games ago Biofarm Basket defeated Rawlplug Sokol Łańcut - one of the strongest teams in the league. So, it's not a rival which can be ignored.

The point is that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will also have to win. And this season the team from Wroclaw has already shown that it knows how to beat Biofarm Basket. In September in Wrocław in the friendly match, FutureNet Śląsk won 102:86, and two months later in Poznań won 79:70. In this second match the leader of FutureNet Śląsk was Jakub Musiał (22 points), supported by Aleksander Dziewa (17 points, 14 rebounds). The leader of Biofarm Basket was Mikołaj Kurpisz (20 points, 7 rebounds).

From November 2018, FutureNet Śląsk strengthened its team: signed a contract with Mateusz Jarmakowicz and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk. In the team from Poznań, the greatest strengthening was the return of Marcin Flieger who was injured for a long time. Currently, Flieger scores over 14 points per game, has 5 assists and is the team leader. Mikołaj Kurpisz get over 12 points and 9 rebounds, and Adam Metelski has a good line of numbers with 10 points, almost 6 rebounds and 1 block per match. Bartosz Jankowski can be also distinguished (1o points, 4.7 rebounds per game). They are all the leaders of the team from Poznań. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has a wider and more even team, which may be a decisive advantage in the upcoming game.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - BioFarm Basket Poznań, Saturday (February 17), 7 p.m., AWF sports hall in Wrocław.

Not much to win. Górnik Wałbrzych - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 75:72

It was a show of hard basketball and very even sports competition. Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych handled the pressure and defeated FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 75:72. Our team had a phenomenal end to the match, but that wasn't enough to win.

All what was predicted before the game found its confirmation when the game started. About 2 thousand fans watched the game in the sports hall in Wałbrzych, and created a very hot atmosphere, disturbing the guests' team. FutureNet Śląsk couldn't find its typical rhythm, had problems with effectiveness and lost the first quarter 12:18. In the second part of the match, our team had a bit better time. Led by experienced playmakers, Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon, were able to take the lead 26:22. However, later players from Wałbrzych regained the lead. A lot of hard work for Górnik was made by centre Piotr Niedźwiedzki who was very dangerous in the offensive and effective in the battle for rebounds under both rims. After two quarters, Górnik returned to to the locker room leading 34:30.

After the break, Górnik began to play with more intensity in defense. The fans continued to loudly disturb FutureNet Śląsk and the team from Wroclaw fell into trouble. The players of the coach Radosław Hyży had a problem to work out a clean shooting positions. On the other hand, the hosts - thanks to the consequences in the game and points scored by Grzegorz Małecki and Piotr Niedźwiedzki - build a high 10-points lead after the Q3.

At the beginning of the last part of the match, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had an outstanding run! The team from Wroclaw went into 14:2 series, led by Norbert Kulon, who scored 8 points and tied the game 72:72. At this point, the match began again, and the game turned into a war of nerves. However, in the next minutes Górnik had slightly more of luck and was able to took the lead 75:72. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa and Jakub Musiał had their chances to reverse the fate of their team, but both missed. The result didnt change until the end of the match and it was Górnik Wałbrzych who could enjoy the victory.

In Górnik Wałbrzych, Piotr Niedźwiedzki played excellently (20 points, 14 rebounds). Bartłomiej Ratajczak also had a good performance with 15 points, 4 rebounds. In FutureNet Śląsk, Robert Skibniewski (16 points, including 3 3-pointers) played the best, showing great experience and helping younger colleagues to deal with the pressure. Norbert Kulon added 15 points, and Aleksander Dziewa 12 and 5 rebounds. What has to be said: in Wałbrzych, our team lacked effectiveness in shooting (only 33% field goal in total) and stability in the game (only 10 assists), which in combination with pressure led to a failure.

- Players must always be mentally ready to take responsibility on their shoulders. However, I liked how we came back, how we responded after a very poor start - said FutureNet Śląsk coach Radosław Hyży after the match in Wałbrzych.

On Sunday, February 17, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will return to its home pitch in AWF sports hall in Wrocław, facing Biofarm Basket Poznań.

Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 75:72 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Skibniewski 16 (3x3), Kulon 15 (3x3), Dziewa 14, Musiał 9 (1x3), Żeleźniak 6 (2x3), Tomczak 6, Leńczuk 3 (1x3), Pietras 2, Michałek 0, Jakóbczyk 0.

FC Den Bosch faces Jong AZ Alkmaar

The season in Eerste Divisie in the Netherlands is slowly entering its key phase. FC Den Bosch must fight to return to the leader's seat. On Friday, February 15, the team supported by FutureNet will have a chance to return to the winning path. Its rival will be the Jong AZ Alkmaar.

In the Eerste Divisie, there are 3 junior teams from "large" teams related to bigger Dutch football brands: Jong PSV Eindhoven, Jong Ajax Amsterdam and Jong AZ Alkmaar. Jong PSV has been playing very well in recent weeks: won 3 and drew 3 out of 6 games. It helped the team to jump into the 4th place in the table, with only 3 points of loss to the podium. Jong Ajax plays a bit worse, but also is trustworthy: currently has 36 points and holds 8th place. The weakest team among the league's junior bands is Jong AZ Alkmaar. In 24 matches, the team won only 3 times, has 16 points, and occupies the 3rd place from the bottom of the table.

For FC Den Bosch, the Friday match will be a chance to break the poor streak. In the last 3 games, the team from Den Bosch lost twice and once drew. After a series of victories lasting several months, FC Den Bosch has a slight crisis that came at a bad moment. Twente Enschede caught the good form, and took the leader's chair from FC Den Bosch. This is a problem because only the winner of the league will have guaranteed promotion to Eredivisie. The rest of contenders will have to fight in the playoff round, which is always a lottery.

That's why FC Den Bosch must win in Alkmaar to reduce the 6 points loss to Twente Enschede. And knowing the strength of this team, it's expected that in this match the guests will get 3 points.

To maintain a good run. FutureNet Imperium faces KS Otmęt Krapkowice

In October 2018, FutureNet Imperium Katowice lost the league game for the last time. Since then, our team has won 9 games in a row. Now is the time to extend this great series. The upcoming round of games opens the door for it, because on Saturday, February 16, FutureNet Imperium will play against KS Otmęt Krapkowice - the last team in the women' handball 1st league in Poland.

This is not a good season for KS Otmęt Krapkowice. In 14 matches, the team won only once, has only 3 points and is last in the table. The team lost 456 goals, which is by far the worst result among all 12 teams in the whole league. Agnieszka Blozik, who scored 89 goals in in 14 games, won't lead the team up the table alone, and she can't count on the support of her teammates. That's why it's no wonder that FutureNet Imperium Katowice will be a clear favorite of the match, which will take place this Saturday in Krapkowice.

The team from Katowice currently drives an excellent series of 9 wins in a row. Thanks to a very balanced form, FutureNet Imperium gained promotion to the runner-up position in the league on which sits more and more comfortable after each win. FutureNet Imperium has 35 points and loses 7 points to the leader, SPR JKS Jarosław, but has one less match played. In Krapkowice, the team led by the coach Janusz Szymczyk will have a chance to reduce the loss to SPR JKS. There is little time left until the end of the season, so every opportunity to score points must be taken.

Between KS Otmęt Krapkowice and FutureNet Imperium is now a very big difference. Therefore, any other result of the Saturday match than the victory of FutureNet Imperium will be a big surprise.

KS Otmęt Krapkowice - FutureNet Imperium Katowice, Saturday (February 16), 6 p.m.

One of the most important games of the season for FutureNet Maribor

It will be a great sports show spectacle and one of the most important games for FutureNet Maribor in 2019! On Friday, February 15, the team powered by FutureNet will face Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel - its most dangerous rival to the championship of Slovenia.

The fight between FutureNet Maribor and Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel is the most bright piece of the season in the futsal extraleague of Slovenia. Both teams fight hard, and have been going head to head for a long time. Until now, the FutureNet Maribor has been slightly better, with 43 points and will arrive to meet Pivovarna as the leader of the league. But it's obvious that in the direct match of both teams on the pitch will be hot from emotions, and the players won't let go for even a millimeter.

Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel makes a big impression when it comes to the quality of the game and the talent of the players it has. The numbers say everything: Pivovarna scored 108 goals, and lost only 18. Both statistics are the best in the league. In addition, as many as six players of the team have scored at least 10 goals, which is a unique result. The leader of Pivovarna's marksmen is Rok Mordej (18 goals), Denis Totoskovic and Kristian Cujec both has 14 goals, Klemens Duscak scored 13 goals, Alen Fetić has 12 goals, and Kristijan Postruzin added 10 goals.

It all shows that Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel is a very even and strong team. No wonder the team lost only once during the whole season. Its only conqueror was... FutureNet Maribor. In November 2018 both teams faced in Maribor and FutureNet won 5:3. That match was a show of hard fighting on both sides. That's why now the FutureNet Maribor team is fully-mobilized. All players want to show off their best skills and defeat Pivovarna for the second time this season.

The stake of Friday's game is huge. Its winner will have a very good chance of becoming the champion of the main round in the league. If FutureNet Maribor wins, it will increase its lead to 4 points. If Pivovarna wins, it will overtake our team with 2 points advantage. After this match, there will be two rounds of games left until the end of the main round and the loss will be hard to make up.

This season, Slovenia's futsal league belongs to two teams: FutureNet Maribor and Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel. Both teams are serious brands: well-built, playing with an equal form. Until now, FutureNet Maribor was slightly better. An advantage can be confirmed in a direct encounter with the most dangerous rival. Fingers crossed, gentlemen!

Axcil Jefferies launches new racing season

It's confirmed: Axcil Jefferies starts racing in 2019! In February, Axcil will race in 2 rounds of Lamborghini Super Trofeo, held respectively in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

On February 14-16, the race circuit in Dubai will host the first event of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East Championship in 2019. A week later (on February 21-23), this great racing series will move to Abu Dhabi. Asked by FutureNet Sport, Axcil Jefferies confirmed that he'll race in both events.

The management board of Lamborghini Super Trofeo racing series decided to change a few things in the 2019 season. As we can read on the series' official website:

- Two rather than three rounds will be on tap in the Super Trofeo Middle East, with three races for each leg of competition on two consecutive weekends, Dubai (14-16 February) and Abu Dhabi (21-23 February). In addition, for the first time the winners of each class will be admitted to the World Finals, the culmination of the sports season of Sant’Agata Bolognese - explains the official website of this racing series.

Read more about Axcil Jefferies and his racing career >>HERE<<.

Great game is coming! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław waits for clash against Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych

It will be a HOT match! On Wednesday, February 13, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play away match with Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych. This will be the great derby of Lower Silesia district in Poland, and also a game that will burn the fans' emotions.

The Aqua Zdrój sports hall in Wałbrzych, Poland is a place where rivals always have a hard time. Górnik's players can always count on their fans that they will make life difficult for the guests' team by loud cheering. Especially in the match against FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. In November 2018, we saw it in the AWF sports hall in Wrocław when both teams clashed for the first time this season. FutureNet Śląsk won 91:78, and for 40 minutes the fans of both teams created an amazing atmosphere around the pitch.

On Wednesday, February 13, both teams will face each other again, this time in Wałbrzych. FutureNet Śląsk players must be aware Aqua Zdrój hall will be very loud and the pressure will rise to a very high level. It's also worth to be pointed out that Górnik Trans.eu is now in trouble. The team led by coach Marcin Radomski wants to advance to the playoff round, but if the season ended today, this goal wouldn't have been achieved. "The Miners" have 33 points and are on the 9th place in the table. Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków has one point less, and Pogoń Prudnik trails by 2 points. The fight for a place in the playoff is very even, and everybody has to win as many games as possible and overtake other teams. However, Górnik Trans.eu has a very difficult rival in front of him, because FutureNet Śląsk is the leader of the league and has a very strong, balanced line-up.

This season, Górnik Trans.eu has two leaders on board. The first one is centre Piotr Niedźwiedzki. He guarantees points (almost 19 per game on average) and rebounds (over 10 per game), as well as a good defence (over 2 blocks per game), statistically he's currently the leader in the league. On Wednesday, he will clash with another league star, power forward Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk, and there will be a lot of hard fighting under the rim.

The second core player of the team is the point guard Hubert Kruszczyński, who plays his first season in the 1st league, but despite the lack of experience, he's doing very well. Kruszczyński scores 12 points on average, also has 3 rebounds and 4,5 assists per match. That numbers deserve respect. A few weeks ago, the experienced forward Grzegorz Małecki (almost 10 points and over 3 rebounds per game) joined Górnik to add a little bit of shooting power and strength to the team. The experienced point guard Rafał Glapiński also gives the team a lot - he scores over 6 points this season and gives 3 assists per game. In addition, during his long career he played 423 matches for Górnik, and if he plays with FutureNet Śląsk - he will become the all-time leader in the club's history.  The Kruszczyński-Glapiński duet will have a very difficult rival on Wednesday: Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon. They are currently the leaders of FutureNet Śląsk, as very experienced and effective players who can make a lot of difference on the pitch.

The match between FutureNet Śląsk and Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych will have many additional contexts. The team from Wrocław will be the favorite, as the leader of the league and the team with a very strong, balanced both starting 5 and the bench. But the hosts who still have to fight for the spot in the play off round will definitely do everything to win this match. It promises the outstanding game in Wałbrzych!

A match to quickly forget about

VfB Stuttgart will have to put a lot of hard work in the upcoming months to save its place in German Bundesliga. In the last league match, VfB lost away clash with Fortuna Duesseldorf 0:3.

It was a bit strange game. If you look at the statistics, the VfB seems to be much better team. Players from Stuttgart team took 15 shots at Fortuna's goal, kept the ball for 57% of the playing time, and also had 499 passes (from which almost 80% was accurate). Nevertheless, the hosts managed to grab a full set of points.

In 34. minute, the result of the match was opened by Karaman. But still one goal isn't a big problem and it can be made up easily. But just after the break, the hosts scored their second goal. In 49. minute, the result of the match was increased to 2:0 by goal scored by Fink. At the moment, Fortuna was in a comfortable situation, and VfB faced a very difficult task to make up 2 goals of loss. As you could imagine, the mission failed. In 85. minute Raman determined the result of the match at 3:0, andVfB lost not only the goal but also the player: in the addeitional time of the game Nikolas Gonzales was removed from the pitch with the the red card.

The defeat at Duesseldorf complicated the situation of the team from Stuttgart. VfB still has 15 points, is on 16th place (last in the relegation zone), and loses 3 points to the place number 15 - which is occupied currently by FC Augsburg. During the next rounds of games, VfB will have to fight hard to get out of the relegation zone, but this team has the potential to do the job and reach its goal.

- Obviously we’re disappointed. We wanted to build on last week but we struggled to get into the game from the start. We didn’t contest the challenges in the same way as our opponents did and we helped them with the goals – that’s how the scoreline came about. Now we need to show a reaction as quickly as possible and play better against Leipzig on Saturday - the coach of VfB Stuttgart Markus Weinzierl commented after the game in Duesseldorf.

Fortuna Duesseldorf - VfB Stuttgart 3:0 (1:0).

Tough game and valuable point. FC Den Bosch - FC Volendam 1:1

The breakthrough came as expected: FC Den Bosch ended a losing streak and finally scored points aftera draw with FC Volendam 1:1.

The previous two matches weren't successful for FC Den Bosch. The team lost 2 two away games in a row, and the fans began to worry about whether their players didn't fall into the crisis. Fortunately, the match schedule brought the home match to the table, and it's always easier to return to the right track with the support of own fans.

On Friday, February 8, FC Den Bosch faced FC Volendam on its own ground. It was a difficult match for the hosts. The lower rated rival put the bar high and to the break the guests were leading 1:0. On 36th minute, Deul scored the goal. FC Den Bosch equalized just after resuming the game: at 52th minute Blummel defeated the goalie of FC Volendam.

Until the end of the match, there was a tough fight on the pitch, which is why this point should be respected. Especially since it is getting crowdy at the top of the table in the Eerste Divisie. Twente Enschede is the leader with 53 points, which in the last matches played great and took the chance to build significant advantage over rest of the teams. FC Den Bosch (47 points) is in second place and must work hard to regain the lead because only the leader will get a direct to the Eeredivisie.

FC Den Bosch - FC Volendam 1:1 (0:1) Goal for FC Den Bosch: Blummel (52.).

9th win in a row! FutureNet Maribor - KMN Oplast Kobarid 4:1

This team is unstoppable! FutureNet Maribor beat KMN Oplast Kobarid 4:1 and scored 9th win in a row.

FutureNet Maribor' fans have problem with remembering when their team lost the last time. This season, the team has played 15 matches, but it hasn't lost a single game yet. The team from Maribor plays very well, maintanins a high form, and also takes advantange from a balanced line-up. Thanks to this rivals in the league can't find a way to beat the team from Maribor. That's why FutureNet lost points only one: in November 2018, when it drew with KMN Oplast Kobarid 3:3.

Now is was the time of the rematch. FutureNet Maribor players did what they had to do and defeated KMN Oplast Kobarid 4:1. The victory wasn't as clear and impressive as in previous matches, but in the end points matter the most. The hosts controlled the game straight from the start and scored 3 goals in the 1st half. Stojković (twice) and Turk put his name on the scorer's list, and until the break FutureNet Maribor led 3:0. In the second half, the hosts just controled what was happening on the pitch. In 23 minutes, Kusterle scored an honorable score for the guests, and Jurić set the score to 4:1.

After this victory, FutureNet Maribor has 43 points and is remains as the leader. Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel (42 points) is just behind its back and relentlessly chase the team from Maribor. On Friday, February 15, both teams will play in a direct match. We're sure: it will be a part of great futsal!

FutureNet Maribor - KMN Oplast Kobarid 4:1 (3:0) Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Stojković (12., 18.), Turk (16.), Jurić (29.).

Happy birthday, Coach!

On February 8, 2019, the coach of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław Radosław Hyży has his 42nd birthday. FutureNet Sport wishes you all the best!

Radosław Hyży is a former Polish great professional basketball player. He has more than 50 appearances in the national team, in 2007 he played in the European Championship tournament. During his career, he played for Noteć Inowrocław, Unia Tarnów, Śląsk Wrocław, Turów Zgorzelec, and also in teams from Croatia and Czechia. In the 2014/2015 season, he decided to finish his career as a player and become the coach. Af first, he was hired as an assistant coach in Śląsk Wrocław, then he became the head coach in Polish team Nysa Kłodzko.

In October 2017, Radosław Hyży returned to Wrocław to become the head coach of then Śląsk Wrocław, now FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. He helped the team to win the promotion from 2nd to the 1st league in Poland. This season, he manages the young team to win another promotion - this time to the best Polish league.

FutureNet Sport wishes coach Radosław Hyży to reach his primary goal: to win this promotion, and many other successes!

Very important game ahead of VfB Stuttgart

This will be one of the most important games of the VfB Stuttgart during the current Bundesliga season. On Saturday, February 10, the team from Stuttgart will play away match against Fortuna Duesseldorf. The stake is high: victory will allow VfB to gain valuable points, thanks to which it can break away from the relegation zone in the league.

This season, VfB Stuttgart is fighting hard to keep the place among the best teams in Germany. It's a difficult task requires a lot of hard work and patience but the team doesn't give up and fights all the time. VfB' players have to do their best all the time, because the VfB situation in the table is difficult. The team has 15 points and takes 16th place out of 18 teams - the last in the relegation zone. The closest rival, currently FC Augsburg, has 18 points. Three points advantage is not much, but you must use every opportunity to reduce it.

Fortuna Duesseldorf currently has 22 points and is in the 14th place. This shows how difficult the VfB Stuttgart situation is. The gap between the team from place 14 and place 16 there is 7 points, which is why you have to fight for victory in every game. That's why the Fortuna - VfB match will be so important for the team from Stuttgart. Three points will reduce the loss, and the defeat will make it harder for the team to continue its campaign.

The team from Duesseldorf has many good players. It's worth mentioning striker Takashi Usami (Japan national player), Marcin Kamiński and Dawid Kownacki (both with experience in Polish national team, Kaminski is also on loan from VfB and Kownacki has just been loaned from Sampdoria Genoa, Italy), Michael Rensing (goalkeeper with rich experience from playing in Bayern Munich), Diego Contento, Jaroslav Drobny (goalie from Czechia with a lot of experience in playing in Europe; in the past, he played in English, Dutch and Greek league). Fortuna's coach is Friedhelm Funkel, one of the most experienced and still active managers in Germany.

In this Bundesliga season, the team from Duesseldorf is not doing well, but considering its squad, this rival can't be disregarded. Fortuna will also benefit from playing with VfB in its own stadium.

VfB Stuttgart with Fortuna will play with Fortuna without 2 important players. Dennis Aogo is injured, and Mario Gomez was dismissed from the pitch with red card in the previous game with SC Freiburg. Other players will be available on duty to coach Markus Weinzierl.

Bundesliga: Fortuna Duesseldorf - VfB Stuttgart, Saturday, February 10, first whistle at 3:30 p.m.

Top 10 plays of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław from the 1st half of the season!

The first half of the season in Polish 1st basketball league is done! It's a great moment to create a few summaries, including the rank of best plays performed by players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

These were great months for FutureNet Śląsk. Our team is the leader of the league, won 17 from 21 games, and also established the season-high in points scored in single game (123 agains KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz). Our players had many great plays in the first half of the season, now it's time to review them all. Check out the video with 10 best plays of FutureNet Śląsk.

Time to break the losing streak for FC Den Bosch

After a short series of away games, FC Den Bosch players return to their own stadium. It's time to break the losing streak, because the last results of the team weren't the best. FC Den Bosch will fight for a return to the winning path in a match against FC Volendam.

It was a difficult time for players of FC Den Bosch. At first, they lost with FC Eindhoven, and later came second defeat in a row, this time 1:2 against RKC Waalwijk. Because of this bad series, FC Den Bosch is no longer the leader of the Eerste Divisie in the Netherlands. Twente Enschede (50 points) took the leader's chair, and the team from Den Bosch is now a runner-up (46 points). Behind her, the Go Ahead Eagles is nearby (43 points), so it's time to go back to the winning path.

The nearest rival of FC Den Bosch will be FC Volendam. This is a team from 13th place out of 20 teams. FC Voldendam has 31 points and loses only 4 points to FC Oss, which takes 7th place. This shows the specifics of the situation in the Eerste Divisie, where there is a large crowd in the middle of the table and several victories in a row can raise the team up. The team from Volendam is distinguished by a good defense game: the team has lost 34 goals, which is one of the better results in the league.

FC Den Bosch currently occupies a place that will give him the right to play in the playoffs for promotion to Eredivisie. Direct promotion is reserved only for of the winner of the competition. FC Den Bosch used to be the leader but now has to chase Twente Enschede. This goal can be acomplished, but on one condition: this team must return to winning. A match against FC Volendam will be a good opportunity to break the bad luck and return to the winning path.

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for February 8-10

Introducing: the FutureNet Sport teams schedule for February 8-10, 2019. There will be a lot going on!

The weekend will be a busy time for FutureNet Maribor (futsal from Slovenia), FC Den Bosch (football team from the Netherlands) and VfB Stuttgart (football team from Germany).

Check out the video below:

Last test before the big match for FutureNet Maribor!

It's time for a rematch! On Friday, Februrary 8, FutureNet Maribor will host KMN Oplast Kobarid - the only team which managed to cut the points from the FutureNet Maribor this season.

In November 2018, KMN Oplast Kobarid caused a big surprise and stopped FutureNet Maribor with a draw 3:3, and the team from Maribor had to give away the leader's seat in the league for a short time. It was the only match in the season when our team had to give out some points. That's why the FutureNet Maribor players want to repay their opponent for the November's flop.

From November, when the two bands played together for the first time, their paths split widely. FutureNet Maribor has 40 points and is a leader. KMN Oplast Kobarid has 16 points and takes 7th place among 10 teams. What's interesting, this team has only 2 points loss to Siliko Mkersmanc, currently the 4th team in the league. A possible victory in Maribor may allow KMN Oplast to jump just behind the podium.

However, FutureNet Maribor will play with great motivation, because it can't afford to lose points. The leader has only a point of advantage over Pivovarna Dobovec Kozel, which is on the 2nd place. In the next series of games, FutureNet will face Pivovarna in a direct match. This match will determine who will finish the main round of the season as the best team. That's why there is no place for slip-ups and loss of points. Players from Maribor are also aware that KNM Oplast Kobarid knows how to find its weak points, so they will play with additional concentration and ambition.

It will be an interesting match in the context of statistics. KMN Oplast Kobarid as a team has scored 40 goals so far, and Aljaž Kusterle (6 goals) and Nejc Kovačič (6 goals) are current team's top scorers. In FutureNet Maribor, 25 goals (not much less than the entire KMN Oplast) were scored by captain Matej Fidersek, and 10 goal by Teo Turk. The team from Maribor has 88 goals, and its offensive strength is the biggest in the league. Therefore, KMN Oplast defenders will have a lot of work in this match and the draw from November's game is not likely to happen again.

FutureNet Śląsk: the last attempt before the grand derby match has been canceled

On Saturday, February 9, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had a game against AZS AGH Kraków scheduled. Eventually, this match has been postponed at the team from Kraków request.

The new date of this game soon will be set. It also means that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will have to wait a little bit longer with an attempt to take the revenge on the team from Kraków for the loss which our team suffered in October 2018. In Kraków, AZS AGH beat FutureNet Śląsk 97:88 and it was the first defeat of our team this season.

On Wednesday, February 13, FutureNet Śląsk will play an away game in Wałbrzych with Trans.eu Górnik. It might be one of the toughest games of our team throughout the season as Górnik has been its local rival for years. In November 2018, both teams played in Wrocław and FutureNet Śląsk won 91:78. It was a very even game and AWF sports hall in Wrocław was like burning from hot emotions. Now it seems that the revenge in Wałbrzych will be very similar. With the game with AZS AGH postponed, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face Górnik after nearly 2 weeks break - rested and well prepared.

   

"I believe it will be a great season" [INTERVIEW]

- I'm more than sure that the upcoming season will be great for Milena and her horse Bajer - says Łukasz Lesner, coach of Milena Chorążewska (horse rider supported by FutureNet) in the interview with FutureNet Sport.  

FutureNet Sport: How did the last months of preparations for the new season of Milena and Bajer look like? Łukasz Lesner (coach of Milena Chorążewska and horse Bajer): We’ve had already a control start before the open season, a parkour held in hippodrome in Sopot, Poland. In the upcoming weeks, we will have a lot of work to do during training, focusing on Bajer's strength and technical improvement to maximize the jump.

How would you rate as the coach of this duo their start in Sopot, which according to you still needs improvement? As I've mentioned before, we have the 1st control start in the books. We delivered all the assumptions which we had before the competition in Sopot. We also noticed that there are still elements to improve and we’ll work on this in the near future.

What are your predictions and expectations in relation to further starts of our duo? I’m sure that predictions are very promising. Thanks to hard work in recent months, Milena and Bajer made a big progress. Now you can see their potential even better, and in the open competitions this season they will prove it definitely.

What are the plans for this season? I can reveal that the plans for the start season in 2019 are very ambitious, we want to compete in several prestigious events. I won’t reveal the details yet, as they say in Poland - it’s better not to say because you may catch the bad luck.

Good start of the second part of the season for Dalaman City Sport Club

It's time to start the 2nd part of the football season in the amateur Super League in Turkey! The football team of Dalaman City Sport Club did its job and began the next stage of the tournament as expected.

During the weekend, February 1-2, Dalaman players had to face an away challenge - a match with the Karaovaspor. In this match, none of the teams managed to secure a victory and it was finisnedh with a 0-0 draw.

After this match, the team from Dalaman has 15 points and holds the place in the middle of the table.

   

Great form of FutureNet Śląsk, second game in a row with more than 100 points scored!

Another match, another show of strength! This is the 2nd match in a row, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław scored more than 100 points. This time the team of coach Radosław Hyży defeated KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz 123:88.

In the match against Księżak Syntex, 6 players of FutureNet Śląsk scored more than 10 points. Such statistics don't happen often in basketball, and it also shows how intensely and effectively the team from Wrocław played in this game. The best scorer was Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (23 points, including 6 3-pointers), and Jakub Musiał scored 21 points. Aleksander Dziewa added 19 points and 8 rebounds, Robert Skibniewski (who returned after the injury) had 15 points and 5 assists. Norbert Kulon also gave a lot: 19 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds.

The fight in this match was quite even only in Q1. FutureNet Śląsk finished this part of the match, leading 27:23. Jan Grzeliński, a former player from the team, played great, and thanks to his activity, the visiting team remained in the game. But not for long, because in the next quarter the hosts put the higher gear. In the break, FutureNet Śląsk went back to the locker room with the result 60:48. It's worth paying attention to the number of points scored for the break: 60 is a great result!

In the 2nd half of the match, the team from Łowicz was unable to make a fight. The hosts, with great support from the bench, still held a high, even pace of the game. This turned into a constantly growing advantage, which after three quarters was up to 20 points. In the last part of the match FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław didn't give the guests any room to breathe, on the opposite: it turned up the tempo even more and increased the final lead to as many as 35 points. The final result was 123:88. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remains as the leader of the league, and also as one of 2 teams which haven't been beaten yet on its home pitch.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz 123:88 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Jakóbczyk 23 (6x3), Musiał 21 (4x3), Dziewa 19 (1x3), Kulon 19 (1x3), Skibniewski 15 (3x3), Jarmakowicz 14 (1x3), Tomczak 5, Bożenko 3, Michałek 2, Pietras 2.

Domination confirmed! FutureNet Imperium Katowice - SPR Sośnica Gliwice 25:21

Domination confirmed! FutureNet Imperium Katowice defeated SPR Sośnica Gliwice 25:21 in the great derby women handball derby of Upper Silesia district, Poland.

This match in Katowice was expected with high hopes. FutureNet Imperium is a team of young, ambitious players who are doing very well this season. Defeating Sośnica Gliwice, a titled local rival, would be a great success and als a boost of motivation for the next challenges in the league.

FutureNet Imperium coach Janusz Szymczyk expected it to be a difficult match and he was right. It was one of the hardest matches that the team from Katowice played this season. In the 1st half of the match, the fight was very even. The home team was leading, but SPR Sośnica didn't allow our team to build a high advantage and was still sitting on its tail. After the first half, FutureNet Imperium was leading 11: 7 - it was a modest advance and a sign that the 2nd half will also be full of great fight.

For a longer time in the second half, FutureNet Imperium maintained modest lead. But players from Gliwice have been working all the time to reduce this loss, and they were close to success. Just a few minutes before the end of the match, Aleksandra Olejarczyk scored 2 goals for SPR and the guest team was losing only 18:20. But then Aleksandra Jaroszewska and Joanna Sermak from FutureNet Imperium took matters into their own hands: each of them scored 2 goals and took their team to a safe distance, and also secured its win.

In the team from Katowice, great match was played by Agnieszka Drażyk (7 goals). Aleksandra Jaroszewska added 6 goals, and 5 goals were shot by Joanna Sermak. In the team from Gliwice, Agnieszka Olejarczyk (7 goals) deserves to be distinguished.

After the victory over SPR Sośnica, FutureNet Imperium has 35 points and loses 4 points to the leader, SPR JKS Jarosław. UKS Varsovia Warsaw (31 points) holds the 3rd place, and our team may feel quite confident in its mission to trample the leader on the heels.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - SPR Sośnica Gliwice 25:21 (11:7)

What a win! FSK Stripy - FutureNet Maribor 1:10

FutureNet Maribor outclassed FSK Stripy and won 10:1! The victory of our team is not a surprise, because the team from Maribor was the favorite of this match. But the scale of victory, which means the total crush f the opponent, makes an impression regardless of the predictions taken before the match.

After the first half, the hosts were stunned. FutureNet Maribor needed only 20 minutes to score 6 goals! It was a showtime of Teo Turk (2 goals before the break), Tilen Gajser, Uros Kroflic (2 goals) and Matej Fidersek. Players of FSK Stripy weren't able to find any solution and to stop the fast-pacing guests.

After the break, FutureNet Maribor players decided that they won't slow down and they'll try to reach the season high when it comes to goals scored. Kroflić added another hit, and Jeremy Bukovec together with Jaka Sovdat (2 goals) also signed into the scorers list. The hosts were able to score only single, honorable goal: Urban Tavcar beat the goalkeeper of FutureNet Maribor just before the end of the game.

It was 13th win of FutureNet Maribor out of 14 games during the season. Our team now has 40 points and is still a leader of the Slovenian futsal extraleague. But players from Maribor can't be too confident as Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel has 39 points, holds 2nd place and has been chasing FutureNet Maribor with a lot of ambition for a long time.

FSK Stripy - FutureNet Maribor 1:10 (0:6)

Throwback time: Maks Bratkowicz at DSF Challenge 2019 [VIDEO]

This was one of the most important fights in the career of Maksymilian Bratkowicz, a martial arts fighter supported by FutureNet. On January 24, 2019, Max defended the champion title during the DSF Challenge 2019 gala in Warsaw, Poland.

Maks fought with Daniel Viedenthaler. It was a tough time for both warriors. Eventually, Maks handled the pressure, and also gave a great example of his explosive character and will. That's why he convinced judges to grant him the champion title.

Now, it's time to take a little throwback to this great day of Maks Bratkowicz. Introducing: a short video summary of DSF Challenge gala 2019 in Warsaw, Poland.

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for February 1-3

As always before weekend, we'd like to announce the schedule of games to be played by teams from the FutureNet Sport family during the weekend, February 1-3. 

In the upcoming days, FutureNet Maribor, FutureNet Imperium Katowice, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, FC Den Bosch i VfB Stuttgart will have their games to play. The most interesing game should be in Katowice where FutureNet Imperium will meet its great local rival, SPR Sośnica Gliwice.

FutureNet Maribor clashes with FSK Stripy

It's time for another round of games in the Slovenian futsal league. FutureNet Maribor travels to Škofja Loka, to face FSK Stripy. The team from Maribor must win to stay on the 1st place in the table.

FSK Stripy is one of the best average teams of the league this season. Before the match with FutureNet Maribor, FSK holds 5th place and has 17 points. It trails with only point to Siliko Mkersmanc - currently the 4th team of the league. FSK doesn't have a chance to win the championship, but remains in the game for a place just behind the podium. It won't be the result from the dreams, but in sports you always have to fight for the best result possible.

Bester brothers: Rok (8 goals) and Ales (7 goals) are key players of FSK Stripy. They both scored almost half (15 out of 38) of the team's goals throughout the season. FSK, however, has problems with defense (has lost 44 goals so far), which leads into average league results. In the last 5 games, FSK Stripy won 2, lost twice and drew once. As you can see, it's a proof of unstable form of this team.

FutureNet Maribor goes to Škofja Loka aiming to stay on the leader's chair. The fight for the 1st place is very even, because Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel has 36 points (only 1 less than FutureNet Maribor). Troubles of one team can open the door to the lead for the other, which is why FutureNet Maribor must win against FSK. Our team has already shown that it knows how to deal with this rival: in Maribor won 3:1. Will it repeat this in the Friday's match? Obviously, there are many reasons that FutureNet Maribor will return home as a winner.

FSK Stripy - FutureNet Maribor, Friday, February 1, kick-off: 8:30 p.m.

FutureNet Las Palmas took the big step towards winning AFL's Copa del Rey

The group stage in the Russian version of the Spanish Copa del Rey has just ended. In group B, FutureNet Las Palmas took first place after winning with Celta de Vigo 6:0 in the last game of group stage.

10 matches, 9 wins, 45 goals scored, only 5 lost - FutureNet Las Palmas has gone down like a storm through the group stage of Copa del Rey tournament. Our team lost only once: in the first group match, 0:1 with Levante. After this defeat, our players felt a big sports anger and decided to show each rival that this failure was an accident. They did a great job, just look at FutureNet Las Palmas statistics in January: 4 matches, 4 wins, 19 goals scored, 1 lost!

In the last match of the group stage, Celta de Vigo felt on its own skin how strong is FutureNet Las Palmas and lost 0:6.  This victory determined that our team will take 1st place in the group. Now FutureNet Las Palmas is waiting for the situation in other Copa del Rey groups to be clarified in order to learn who will be their first rival in the knockout phase.

To repeat the result from Łowicz. FutureNet Śląsk faces KS Księżak Syntex

The second match in less than a week - the league does not slow down the pace, and the fight in the forefront of the table is hard. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face Księżak Syntex Łowicz and must win to become the leader.

On Sunday (January 27) FutureNet Śląsk beat SKK Siedlce 121:79. The result indicates that the victory came easily, but the hosts played with great intensity in the offensive and put a lot of effort into this match. There wasn't much time to recover, because on Saturday (February 1) another rival awaits FutureNet Śląsk. It will be KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz, the next team - after SKK - from the bottom of the table.

The team from Łowicz has played 20 games so far, from which won 8 and lost 12. This team has been doing doing poorly in away games, in which won only once in 9 games. This is one of the reasons why the team is so low in the table. The second is the shortcomings in the composition. There are 4 players in the team who have an average of more than 10 points in the match, but there's no reliable player to do the job around both rims.

The best rebounder of the team is Marcin Salamonik who grabs 6 rebounds per game, and the whole team has 32 rebounds per game - significantly less then others. Salamonik also adds an average of 12.6 points per game. He has back up from power forward Arkadiusz Kobus (16 points and 6 rebounds per game), former FutureNet Śląsk player point guard Jan Grzeliński (15.8 points and 5.6 assists per game) and shooting guard Mikołaj Stopierzyński (10.6 points and around 3 assists per game).

The team from Łowicz stands out from the league rivals in the effectiveness of the game in the attack: it scores around 78 points on average, and loses more than 85. It's also weaker in rebounds (32,5 against typical competitor's average of 36) and in sharing the ball (around 17). These numbers indicate that Księżak Syntex is a team with a not very balanced squad, which has several leaders, but can't count on valuable players from the bench. And when you play with such an opponent, it's easier to work out his tactics and force one of the important players to make mistakes with the defence focused on him.

FutureNet Śląsk has already proved in practice how this method works in the first league match of these teams this season. In Łowicz, the team from Wrocław won 100:77. In that game, only the players from the Księżak's starting unit played correctly, and reserve players couldn't help the team. On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk get a strong performance from both top and reserve players.

Since then, FutureNet Śląsk has added even more power to its team by signing experienced players: Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Mateusz Jarmakowicz, and the team from Łowicz still has to count on the same players. That's why it seems that in the upcoming match of both teams the high victory of FutureNet Śląsk might be repeated.

Only win! FutureNet Imperium Katowice faces local rival SPR Sośnica Gliwice

FutureNet Imperium Katowice players and fans awaits this match. On Saturday, February 1, our team will face SPR Sośnica Gliwice - its great local rival from the Silesia region in Poland.

Sośnica Gliwice is a club that means a lot of women's handball in Poland. Founded in 1951, during the years Sośnica 12 times won the medals of the Polish championships - including three national champion titles. The club from Gliwice also won the Polish Cup several times. What else can be said: this club is an important brand.

However, last years weren't easy for the club. In the 2000/2001 season, Sośnica won the vice-championship of Poland, losing the fight for the title woth Montex Lublin. Since then, the team has been getting worse, and in 2007 it fell from Ekstraklasa. A year later, the team won the right to return to the group of the best teams in Poland, but had financial problems and had to stay in the 1st league.

The rich history of Sośnica Gliwice adds an extra taste to the match with FutureNet Imperium Katowice. Our team is the exact opposite of its entitled rival. FutureNet Imperium as a club was created just over 5 years ago. So far, its biggest success has been the promotion to the 1st league in which the club plays this season. There are many young players in the FutureNet Imperium who still gain experience under the guidance of the coach-veteran Janusz Szymczyk. So we'll have an interesting match between young team, hungry successes with a entitled team, which, however, has its glory far behind it.

This season, FutureNet Imperium - despite being a freshman - is doing very well. Our team has 32 points and is the vice-leader of the league, trailing to leading SPR JKS Jarosław with just 4 points. On the other hand, SPR Sośnica Gliwice ranks 7th and has 21 points. The team from Gliwice is a typical average - it's not likely that it will be promoted higher, but it also shouldn't be worried league will either be threatened. Team results are average, but one of the players from Sośnica rises above the league. Aleksandra Abramowicz, who scored 89 goals in 11 games, has a place among the best players in the league.

In October 2018, both teams faced in Gliwice. It was one of the better matches of FutureNet Imperium this season, won by our team 23:23 after a very hard fight. Will this success be repeated in Katowice? We believe in it!

Learning by exploring: Maciej Banaś on a trip to Dubai

Maciej Banaś is a 13-year-old racing driver from the FutureNet Banaś Racing team. From September 2018, we've been supporting the team, and also Maciek's development and further career from September 2018. At the beginning of 2019 Roman Ziemian, co-founder and CEO of FutureNet, invited him on a trip to Dubai.

During his visit to Dubai, Maciek had the opportunity to meet Axcil Jefferies - a great driver who races, among others, on powerful Lamborghini cars. Axcil gave young, talented Maciek advice on how to develop a career in this sport, how to handle the pressure while sitting behind the wheel. This is the strength of the FutureNet Sport family - we support many athletes, helping them build a career on their way to the top, but also help them learn from each other.

Maciek also spent a lot of time in Dubai with Roman Ziemian, co-founder and CEO of FutureNet. One of the company's leaders believes in Maciej's development and wants to help him in the further stages of his career.

Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: he has the skills! [VIDEO]

It was his night - during the game against SKK Siedlce, Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław proved why he's considered as one of the most talented young basketball players in Poland.

In Sunday's game, FutureNet Śląsk outscored SKK Siedlce 121:79. Aleksander Dziewa had a great night: he scored 38 points with nearly 100% shooting accuracy and also grabbed 10 rebounds. It was his best game of the season, and also a proof why he got a call to the Polish senior national team which in February will fight to clinch the spot during the World Cup tournament. He's the only player from the 1st league who deserved such a distinction.

Check out a few samples of Dziewa's performance from the game against SKK Siedlce:

Horse racer Milena Chorążewska after the first race in 2019

A successful beginning of 2019 for Milena Chorążewska and her horse Bajer. On January 26-27, duo supported by FutureNet started in Sopot, Poland and had a great 2 days of racing.

The competition was held on January 26-27 in the hippodrome in Sopot, Poland. Bajer and Milena Chorążewska were able to check the effects of their work in previous months in racing conditions. As Milena says, the effects were better than she supposed.

- During the 2 days of the competition we took 4 rides. Each of them was "clean" and Bajer didn't make any mistakes. You can see the effects of training, because Bajer has become very precise and attentive to the track - says our rider.

On Saturday, 72 horses stepped into the track in Sopot, and Milena with Bajer took 6th place. A day later, 76 horses took off, and Milena-Bajer finished the competition on 10th place.

- It was a very difficult physical competition for a rider, but most of all I have a lot of reasons to be happy about it. Bajer made great progress, so we have a strong base for optimism before the next starts in the season - says Milena Chorążewska.

Bayern Munich too strong for VfB Stuttgart

The German Champion was definitely too strong: Bayern Munich defeated VfB Stuttgart 4:1. The team from Stuttgart remains without a victory in the Bundesliga in 2019.

When you play with a team like Bayern, you have to reckon with the fact that even showing all the skills you might not win. Bayern is the current German champion and a team full of world stars like Robert Lewandowski, James Rodriguez, Arjen Robben or Thiago Alcantara. With that kind of staff, this team has no weak points and is very difficult to defeat. VfB Stuttgart, who lost 1: 4 in Munich, learned it in Sunday's game.

This match was a quite even only until the break. In 5th minute, the hosts took the lead when Thiago scored. 20 minutes later Anastasios Donis equalized and durin the the break players from Stuttgart could've hoped they would win a bit in the Bavarian capital.

After the break, Bayern washed out all of the dreams from their heads. The Bavarians were definitely better, which is proven not only by the final score but also in the post-game stats. Bayern was with the ball for 72% of the time, and also shot on the VfB goal 19 times, and the guests managed to attack only twice. Bayern also had 716 passes (of which 90% was accurate) with only 287 passes made by the VfB players.

In 55th minute, Bayern returned to the lead, after an own goal of Christian Gentner. In the 71st minute, Leon Goretzka raised the score to 3:1, and 84th minute the final result of the match was determined on 4:1 by Robert Lewandowski. The greatest star of Polish national team was unlucky in this match because he missed the penalty kick for the first time in a few years, but managed to correct the mistake and defeated the VfB's goalkeeper.

Due to this loss, VfB has a lot of troubles in the league's table. With 14 points, the team is still in the Bundesliga's relegation zone and holds the 16th place. The first relegation-safe place is currently occupied by FC Augsburg which has one-point advangate over VfB. Teams sitting on the next places in the league's table, Fortuna Dusseldorf (21 points) and SC Freiburg (21 points). As you can see, it will take a lot of hard work to get away the surroundings of the relegation zone.

Maks Bratkowicz says "Thank you, FutureNet!" [VIDEO]

Maksymilian Bratkowicz - the reigning kickboxing champion! On January 24, Maks defended his champion title after beating Daniel Viedenthaler in the up to 86 kg category. 

It was the fight of the night at the DSF Challenge 2019 which was held in Warsaw, Poland. Maks was the star as he faced very hard challenge. As it's well known in sports, it always easier to fight for the title than to defend it. But Maks, thanks to his great skills and also great fighting spirit, proved all of his outstanding talent. After the fight, the referees agreed: there were no doubts that Maks was the winner!

FutureNet supports Maks's carreer and his road to become the world champion. After the DSF Challenge gala, Maks recorded a few words with sincere thanks to entire FutureNet community. Check it out in the movie below:

Unlucky loss of FC Den Bosch

Each winning series once ends. FC Den Bosch lost away from FC Eindhoven 0:2 and has suffered the first league defeat since ... September 2018.

September 21, 2018 - on this day, FC Den Bosch lost to Almere City FC 1:4 at home. It was a defeat that affected the team from Den Bosch like a cold shower. Since then, footballers from the team sponsored by FutureNet haven't lost a league match until January 25, 2019!

The match against FC Eindhoven was supposed to go according with plan, meaning: without a defeat, as the rival was the team sitting in the middle of the table, and FC Den Bosch was the leader. However, it turned out that the hosts defended their own stadium. In this match, for nearly 90 minutes it seemed that both teams will share points. But the hosts had two aces in the sleeve. In 87. minute FC Eindhoven took the lead after Colin Seedorf's goal. At that moment FC Den Bosch found itself in a difficult situation, because had only a few minutes to make up for losses. And the guests didn't let to take away a victory. In 90 minute, Eliah Sam scored the second goal of the night and set the result of the game as 2:0.

The defeat of FC Eindhoven was found as costly for the Den Bosch team, because it lost its leading position in the table. Now it holds second place (46 points), and Twente Enschede was promoted to the first place (47 points).

FC Eindhoven - FC Den Bosch 2:0 Goals: Seedorf (87.), Sam (90.).

FutureNet Maribor keeps up the high pace

The excellent series of FutureNet Maribor goes through! On Friday, January 25, our team beat FC Ivancna Gorica 9:1, scored its 12 win in 13 games and remained as the only team of the league which hasn't suffered defeat yet.

In this match, the team from Maribor dominated the rival and didn't let him speak even a single word. After the 1st half, FutureNet Maribor was leading 4:0. Teo Turk scored two goals, Matej Fidersek and Milos Stojković also scored. After the first half, FC Ivancna Gorica was in a very difficult situation and it didn't seem that in the next 20 minutes it would completely improve its game.

In the second half, FutureNet Maribor boosted the pace of the game even higher and scored another 5 goals. The shooting was opened Jurić, then Turk added his next piece, and the list of scorers was completed by Sovdat, Bukovec and Rednak. For the guests, Denis Gale scored an honorary goal just before the game ended.

It was the 13th match of FutureNet Maribor and the 12th victory this season. Our team hasn't lost yet, has 37 points and leads in the premier league of Slovenia. Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel (36 points) holds the 2nd place. The fight for Slovenian futsal championship will be decided just between FutureNet Maribor and the team from Kozel.

FutureNet Maribor - FC Ivancna Gorica 9:1 Goals for FutureNet Maribor: Fidersek (4.), Stojković (9.), Turk (10., 20., 29.), Jurić (24.), Sovdat (30.), Bukovec (35.), Rednak (39.).

Outstanding win of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław with SKK Siedlce!

Such victories don't happen often. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław crashed SKK Siedlce 121: 79 and returned to the the leader's chair in Polish 1st basketball league. It was a phenomenal night for Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk who scored 38 points!

Before Sunday's game, FutureNet Śląsk was strongly annoyed after the defeat against GKS Tychy in an match played earlier last week. The meeting in Tychy didn't turn out as expected, so on Sunday players of FutureNet Śląsk wanted to redeem themselves. This was the first warning sign for the guest team. The second was the SKK's problems with squad - the team came to Wroclaw with only 7 players on board! As a result, players from the starting 5 were forced to play without even a short time to get a breath. After 30 minutes of this match, it was easy to see that SKK is getting very tired and is not able to keep up with the hosts.

SKK Siedlce in Wroclaw was an equal opponent only in the Q1, which FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won slightly 29:22. In the following parts of the match, the advantage of the hosts grew like a storm cloud. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played as usual with a lot of intensivity in the offence, and on Sunday's evening everything in this team worked just fine. The accuracy statistics says it all: 29 2-pointers out of 49 attempts taken successfully, and also 16 ot of 37 3-pointers, 49 rebounds and 21 assists ... FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław just couldn't lose this match.

In Q4, the advantage of FutureNet Śląsk raised even to 45 points, which meant the SKK Siedlce was knocked down. At the end of the match, guests managed to slightly reduce their loss, but after all they didn't stop FutureNet Śląsk from scoring 121 points which has been season-high so far.

In the FutureNet Śląsk, it was an evening of Aleksander Dziewa (38 points, 10 rebounds, 14 out 18 shots scored!). Tomasz Żeleźniak (20 points, 13 rebounds) and Norbert Kulon (12 points, 8 assists) supported him well, and in SKK Siedlce, the guest's honor was saved by Bartosz Wróbel (25 points, 11 rebounds).

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - SKK Siedlce 121:79

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 38 (4x3), Żeleźniak 20 (4x3), Musiał 13 (3x3), Leńczuk 12 (2x3), Kulon 12 (1x3), Jakóbczyk 9 (2x3), Pietras 6, Jarmakowicz 4, Michałek 2, Tomczak 2, Bożenko 2.

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for January 25-27

Here's the schedule of games to be played on January 25-27 by teams belonging the FutureNet Sport family. Check it out!

During the weekend, challenges will be waiting for several teams related to FutureNet Sport: FutureNet Maribor in Slovenia, FC Den Bosch in the Netherlands, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław in Poland and VfB Stuttgart in Germany. On the video below you'll find more detailed information about each game of our teams. Enjoy!

FutureNet Maribor vs. FC Ivancna Gorica - leader's chair as a stake

The first round in the futsal league in Slovenia is approaching the end and there are only 5 series of matches left. On Friday, January 25, FutureNet Maribor will face FC Ivancna Gorica in a match that must finish with a win of the team branded by FutureNet.

FC Ivancna Gorica is currently a team from 8th place out of 10 teams. The nearest future rival of FutureNet Maribor has 10 points, won 3 matches, 1 draw and lost 8. The team is scoring quite good (32 goals so far), but loses way much more: losing: with 64 goals lost so far holds the second worst result in the league. In the team from the city of Gorica, the best player is Kristjan Coz, who has scored 10 goals so far. He gets support from Denis Gal (7 goals).

There's a huge chasm between FutureNet Maribor and FC Ivancna Gorica. Our team is the leader of the league with 34 points: 24 more than its nearest rival. FutureNet Maribor players are fighting for the Slovenian championship, and behind its back the most dangerous rival awaits: Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel (33 points). It means that the team from Maribor - wit having a small advantage - must win in every game in order not to lose their place in the comfortable leader's chair.

Surprising loss. GKS Tychy - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 97:84

This result is a big surprise. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost the away match against GKS Tychy 84:97 and - due to this unlucky result - also the leader's seat in the 1st basketball league in Poland.

In Tychy, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played without playmaker Robert Skibniewski, who complained about minor injury. During the match, it turned out that FutureNet Śląsk went to Tychy also without its accuracy in 3-points shooting. During the game, our team scored only 10 out of 42 attempts for 3. This element of the game is usually an important advantage of FutureNet Śląsk, when it was missing - it turned out that the team gets into trouble, which leads to a defeat.

FutureNet Śląsk had problems since Q1 of this game. Initially, it trailed to GKS with only 3 points, but until the break the hosts increased their advantage to 10 points. GKS Tychy The hosts did their homework before this match and knew that FutureNet Śląsk had to be thrown out of the rhythm, and also played very hard in defence. This method worked. The team of coach Radosław Hyży still was blind-shooting from the distance, made a lot of mistakes in the offence, and the hosts played consistently and wisely. Thanks to that, in Q3 they managed to have even a 30 points lead. In the last quarter of the match, FutureNet Śląsk managed to slightly reduce the loss, but the result of 97:84 indicates a much better game and a well-deserved victory of GKS Tychy.

Only two players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław can consider the match in Tychy to be successful when it comes to individual performance. It's Norbert Kulon (17 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists) and Aleksander Dziewa (15 points, 6 rebounds). However, this duo didn't receive enough support of their teammates. And how important that side of the game is, was proven on Wednesday by GKS Tychy, in which all players who went to the pitch scored points. GKS Tychy also had 19 assists, which shows the strength of this team in the game against FutureNet Śląsk.

GKS Tychy - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 97:84

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: N.Kulon 17 (4x3), Dziewa 15, Bożenko 10 (1x3), Żeleźniak 9 (1x3), Musiał 8 (2x3), Jarmakowicz 7, Pietras 6, Jakóbczyk 5 (1x3), Leńczuk 3 (1x3), Tomczak 2, Michałek 2.

Maciej Banaś from FutureNet Banaś Racing: a true racing pearl [VIDEO]

Maciej Banaś from FutureNet Banaś Racing will have his 13th birthday in 2019. Despite his young age, he's considered as a real pearl of car racing - not only in Poland where he was born but on the world. Watch the special video created by FutureNet Sport and check by yourself how skilled Maciek is.

This movie was recorded at the beginning of January 2019. Maciek was racing on Silesia Ring race track in Poland and improving his driving skills on the wet surface.

Meeting with old friends. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces GKS Tychy

It's an intense week for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team has to play 3 matches within a week. One of them is behind the team, now is the time for the second challenge: meeting with GKS Tychy.

GKS Tychy plays very solidly this season. After 18 games, the team led by coach Tomasz Jagiełka has 29 points and occupies 6th place in the table. GKS plays well in its own hall, in which it won 6 out of 9 matches. The team from Tychy looks slightly worse in away games, where in 9 matches won only 4 times.

The nearest future rival of FutureNet Śląsk is distinguished by a good offensive skills. On average, GKS scores 83 points on average in each match, and also 35 rebounds and 20 assists. These numbers show that it's a well-balanced team that takes care of every piece of the game. In addition, players of GKS Tychy shoots good for 2 points, with accuracy reaching almost 55%.

In GKS Tychy, there are a few players well known in FutureNet Śląsk. Maciej Krakowczyk played in Wrocław just a few weeks ago, and since 6 matches he's been the player of GKS (6.2 points and almost 5 rebounds per game). Earlier the season, the route from Wrocław to Tychy was chosen by Maksym Kulon (currently 6 points and almost 2 assists per game), and reserve point guard Piotr Hałas (7.3 points and 2.7 assists per match) was once learning the basics of basketball in the Śląsk' junior teams.

The leader of GKS Tychy is shooting guard or small forward Michał Jankowski. With an average of 15.6 points, he's the team's top scorer. He gets support from 36-year-old strong winger Paweł Zmarlak, who both shoots (13.2 points per game) and grabs rebounds (almost 10 rebounds per match). Playmaker Piotr Wieloch (over 11 points and 5 assists per match) is responsible for organizing the GKS game.

In October 2018, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and GKS Tychy played against each other for the first time this season. At that time, FutureNet Śląsk outclassed its rival 94:61. Will such a high result be repeated in Tychy? It's doubtful, but nevertheless FutureNet Śląsk will be the favorite of this match.

VfB Stuttgart: there are signs of improvement, but there's still plenty of work to do

The 2019 started not as VfB Stuttgart wished to: with a loss against FSV Mainz 2:3. Due to this result, things are getting complicated for VfB in the league's table.

It was a very specific match, as the post game stats shows. As a team, VfB took 28 shots on the rival's goal, of which 8 were accurate. When it comes to the time of possession of the ball, this number was also on the side of the hosts: the VfB players spent up to 62% of the game time with the ball. They also played very carefully with having exchanged almost 500 applications, and 80% of them were accurate. And although it's hard to believe, and despite having such a clear advantage, they lost with FSV Mainz 2:3 on its Mercedes Arena.

The beginning of this match was unlucky for the hosts. In 22. Minute, Santiago Ascibar scored own goal and gave the guest side a lead. Six minutes later, Mateta raised the score to 2:0. As a result, the team from Mainz placed the hosts against the wall.

After the break, the hosts couldn't threaten the opponent's goal for a long time. FSV Mainz was rarely on the ball, but the entire team defended wisely and carefully. It also checked for the chance to run a counter attack and it paid off: in the 72nd minute, Hack scored the third goal for the FSV in this match.

It seemed that nothing would change this evening in Stuttgart. But the VfB team put everything on one card and started to attack. In the 83rd minute, Gonzalez scored a goal and two minutes later Kempf made his hit. At this point, the VfB had a rival on sight again, but it wasn't enough time to reach for a draw. Eventually, the first match of VfB Stuttgart in 2019 ended with a 2:3 defeat.

This result strongly complicates VfB's situatin in the table. The Stuttgart team has 14 points and takes 16th place out of 18 teams. On the 15th place is FC Augsburg (15 points). Currently, Fortuna Duesseldorf with 21 points is even higher in the table. So as you can see, at the bottom of the Bundesliga table it's getting very crowded between teams and the stake is spreading wide. That'ss why it seems that the struggle to keep the place in the league will be difficult.

VfB Stuttgart - FSV Mainz 2:3 (0:2) Goals for VfB: Gonzalez (83.), Kempf (85.)

FutureNet Maribor won the promotion to the semifinal of the Slovenian Cup

On Friday, January 18, FutureNet Maribor futsal team made a great step towards in the fight for the Slovenian Cup. Our team beat FSK Stripy 6:1 in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Slovenian Cup.

FSK Stripy didn't have much chance of being promoted after it lost 3:8 in the first leg of quarterfinals. In the rematch, FutureNet Maribor confirmed its dominance and won 6:1. Our team led 2:0 until the break, and after the change of sides, real futsal shooting began. In the second half of FutureNet Maribor added another 4 goals, and the rival only replied with an honorable hit. Goals for FutureNet Maribor were shot by: Kroflič, Gajser, Jurić, Stojković, Rednak, Mohorič and Bukovec.

On March 2-3, the Final Four will be played. FutureNet Maribor chliched its spot among the cup contenders and have a big chance to win the trophy.

 

FC Den Bosch - FC Oss 3:0

This number makes an impression. FC Den Bosch beat FC Oss 3:0 and it was the 16th match in a row without a defeat!

FC Den Bosch's players needed less than 20 minutes to secure the victory in this match. The result was opened by Stefano Beltrame, who opened the scorers sheet in the 58th minute. In the 66th minute the same player scored his second goal, and in the 75th minute the result of the match was determined by Sven Blummel.

It's also worth noting that in this match the new FC Den Bosch player Vincent Veremeij made his debut. He entered the field after the break and made a great performance - scored 2 assists by Beltrame's goals.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won the Leszno fortress!

Until Saturday, January 19, Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno remained unbeaten on its own ground. But it changed after the visit of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team won 102:88 and maintained its run without a loss to 3 games.

In Leszno, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played one of its best games of the season. Our team showed great efficiency in the offence (102 points scored with great 2-points shooting accuracy above 72%!). And in defence, FutureNet Śląsk allowed Jamalex Polonia to score only 88 points. It's a result above the Polonia's average but also a way lower than the achievement made in Leszno by the team from Wrocław. And as one of the sports truth says: it's the defence that makes the difference.

The first quarter was amazing. The hosts had a great scoring run 21:2 which allowed them to take the lead 21:7. It worked like a cold shower for the guests' team: players from Wrocław improved the intensity of their game and this part of the match - thanks to the good performance of Jakub Musiał - ended with the result 22:28.

In the Q2, the scale shifted in favor of FutureNet Śląsk. The team of coach Radosław Hyży played wisely both in the attack and in defence. Players from Wroclaw saw that in Polonia 1912 Kamil Chanas is unstoppable (22 points until the break!), so they focused to made it difficult for other players of Polonia to play. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk made a good work in the offence. As a result, guests were leading 52:47 until the break. In the 3Q, the match was still very even and therefore nervous. There were great emotions and tension in the legendary Trapez hall in Leszno, as it usually happens when two talented, hard playing teams face each other. At some point of this part of the match, Polonia 1912 Leszno was trailing by only single point, but just before the last whistle of the referee Krzysztof Jakóbczyk scored for 3 points and by the decisive Q4 guests took the lead 74:71. In Q4, FutureNet Śląsk showed its strength. The guests had a great 14:0 series thanks to the excellent play of Skibniewski, Kulon and Jakóbczyk. This allowed the team of coach Radosław Hyży to build a key advantage, because Polonia wasn't able to work it out. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won 102: 88 and became the first team this season to defeat Polonia 1912 Leszno in its hall. In FutureNet, Aleksander Dziewa (18 points, 7 rebounds) was the best player of the evening. Krzysztof Jakóbczyk added 15 points and 5 assists, Norbert Kulon scored 17 points. In Polonia 1912 Leszno, Kamil Chanas (former leader of Śląsk) was unstoppable and scored 30 points.

It's worth to mention that in Leszno two new players of FutureNet Śląsk, shooting guard Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and power forward Mateusz Jarmakowicz, made their debut in the team. Jakóbczyk introduced himself with passion: played 25 minutes, scored 15 points (including 2 3-pointers), grabbed 4 rebounds and served 5 assists. Jarmakowicz got from coach Radosław Hyży 8 minutes on the pitch and during this time he scored 2 points and 3 rebounds.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno - FutureNet Śląsk 88:102

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 18 (1x3), Kulon 17 (3x3), Jakóbczyk 15 (2x3), Musiał 13 (1x3), Pietras 11 (1x3), Leńczuk 9 (2x3), Skibniewski 8, Michałek 6, Żeleźniak 3 (1x3), Jarmakowicz 2.

An important distinction for Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Power forward Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk was appointed to the Polish national basketball team by coach Mike Taylor.

At the end of February 2019, the Polish basketball team will face a very big challenge. The promotion to the World Cup tournament in China will be the stake. Af first, on February 22 Poland will play against Croatia and three days later will face the Netherlands. Both games will be a part of qualifications to the World Cup. If Poland wins just a single game, it will clinch the spot among the best basketball nations in the world.

On February 18 in Warsaw, Poland will start the final preparations before the most important games of 2019. Head coach Mike Taylor send invitation letters to 24 Polish players who play in the clubs from all over the world. One of the appointments was delivered into hands of power forward Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. It's very important because Dziewa will be the only player from Polish 1st league appreciated by coach Taylor.

Aleksander Dziewa is only 21 years old but this season in the Polish 1st basketball league definitely belongs to him, as so far he's been scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds per game on average.  With these numbers, Dziewa is on top of the competition. And basketball experts agree: soon he could become the Polish number 1 among tall players.

MTS Żory - FutureNet Imperium Katowice 20:31. Great run of our team!

The winning series of FutureNet Imperium Katowice goes on! On Saturday, January 19, our team beat MTS Żory 31:20 and maintained its series without loss to 8 games.

As it was predicted,  match in Żory was completely one-sided in favor of FutureNet Imperium. MTS Żory was able to keep up with our team for only a few minutes, to score 3:4. Later, the FutureNet Imperium Katowice threw a higher gear and gradually increased its lead. Until the break, the team from Katowice was leading by 16:10 and it was clear that the hosts practically lost their chances of winning.

After the break the conditions on the pitch hasn't changed. FutureNet Imperium consistently increased the lead until the end of the match, setting the final score at 31:20. This means that in Żory our team did even better in its own hall, where FutureNet Imperium won 31:22. Paulina Łuczyk (11 goals) had a big share in this victory, and Wiktoria Kosimowska (5 goals) provided good support. For the hosts, Bożena Pietrzak (8 goals) scored the most goals.

In Żory, FutureNet Imperium won the 11th time this season. Our team has 32 points and loses 4 points to the leader, SPR JKS Jarosław. FutureNet Imperium Katowice also maintains a safe lead over the third team in the table, UKS Varsovia Warsaw.

MTS Żory - FutureNet Imperium 20:31

The chase continues. FutureNet Imperium faces MTS Żory

Very even fight for the first place in the 1st women handball league table in Poland continues! FutureNet Imperium Katowice chases the leader, currently JKS SPR Jarosław. On Saturday, January 19, our team will face MTS Żory in an away game, and thanks to the victory can clearly reduce its loss to the leader.

This will be the second meeting of both teams this season. In September 2018, FutureNet Imperium and MTS Żory played together for the first time, and our team clearly won 31:22. It was one of the better FutureNet Imperium games this season. Now the time has come for a rematch.

However, it's hard to expect that the home team will be able to seriously threat the guests from Katowice. There's a deep gap between both teams when it comes to the position in the table. FutureNet Imperium is the runner-up, has 29 points and is chasing the leader, SPR JKS Jarosław. MTS Żory is in second place, but from the end. The nearest rival of our team won only 2 matches out ot 11 and completed only 6 points. So it's clear who will be the favorite of Saturday's game.

In the team of MTS Żory, usually it's Zuzanna Mikosz who mostly takes responsibilty for the team's offence. So far, she has scored 69 goals and holds 11th place is currently 11th place in the classification of the league's best shooters. In the offensive game, she can rely on the support provided by Nicola Romanowska (54 goals). What is worth emphasizing, Mikosz and Romanowska scored together 123 goals from 273 of the whole team. This is an element that future FutureNet Imperium players will have to pay a lot attention to.

 

Busy weekend for football teams - members of FutureNet Sport

This will be a busy weekend for football teams supported by FutureNet Sport: FC Den Bosch in the Netherlands and VfB Stuttgart in Germany.

On Friday, January 18, FC Den Bosch will play at home against FC Oss. So far this season, it has been one of the better teams in the league. FC Oss currently has 34 points and holds 6th place in the table. In 20 matches, it scored 10 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats. The nearest rival to FC Den Bosch is currently trailing with 9 points. In October 2018, both teams met on the pitch for the first time and FC Den Bosch was better, winning 1:0.

It's worth noting that FC Oss is the team that has the best defense in Eeredivis: it lost only 19 goals in 20 games, which gives a great average less than a lost goal per match. This means that offensive players of FC Den Bosch will have to work hard to find their way to the opponent's goal.

A day later, on Saturday, January 19, VFB Stuttgart - a team for which FutureNet is an official business partner - will start its fight for a better position in the Bundesliga. In 2018, the team fought hard, but not everything went as expected and that's why the team had to spent the winter break in the relegation zone. Now the VfB wants to start the march up the table, and had 2 new players who are expected to help to reach this basic goal: Steven Zuber and Alexander Esswein.

The first rival of VfB Stuttgart in 2019 will be FSV Mainz. This is a team that has 21 points (7 more than VfB) and spent the winter in the 12th place in the table. Both teams have already met on the pitch this season, and the FSV have won 1:0. For VfB this will be an important match, beacuse it must reach for a set of points in each meeting with the middle table teams. According to the rule: win where you have to and surprise where you can. With the Bundesliga's favorites, it will be difficult to get even a draw, but with the teams from the middle of the table - like FSV Mainz - the team from Stuttgart must win. And each game like this will be a test.

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for January 18-20

Weekend and FutureNet Sport? That's the perfect match! Introducing the schedule of games of our teams for January 18-20.

Krzysztof Jakóbczyk has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław strengthened the team by signing a contract with another player. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży has just signed a contract with experienced shooting guard. Krzysztof Jakóbczyk.

The new player of FutureNet Śląsk is 32-years-old, which means that he's one of the oldest and most experienced members of our team.  He started his his adventure with sports in Wrocław, where he was born. During his career, he played in the reserve team Śląsk Wrocław (2004-2005), and later also in Doral Nysa Kłodzka, Rawia Rawicz, Tarnovia Tarnowo Podgórne, Górnik Wałbrzych, Sportino Inowrocław and Polfarmex Kutno.

As a player of the team from Kutno, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk fought in the highest league in Poland, and at this level of competition he also played in Siarka Tarnobrzeg, Miasto Szkła Krosno and AZS Koszalin. As a member of AZS Koszalin, in the last couple of months he scored almost 6 points and 1 assists per game. Last year, he had a contract with Miasto Szkła Krosno and finished the league with 8 points and 1,6 assists per match on average.

Krzysztof Jakóbczyk will support FutureNet Śląsk in the attack game, relieving some pressure from young and talented Jakub Musiał. His experience will also be helpful as the team is entering the key stage of the competition and will definitely play in the playoffs. The team from Wrocław will have to deal with a lot of pressure and a new level of rivals; toughness.

In this context, many years of experience which Krzysztof Jakóbczyk has will be useful. Together with other veterans: Norbert Kulon, Robert Skibniewski and Mateusz Jarmakowicz, he will help the team in coping with the new conditions in the league.

Photo credit: wks-slask.eu.

DSF Challenge 2019 gala moved to Warsaw

We have a important announcement regarding the DSF Challenge 2019 gala. The organizers decided to move the event from Grudziądz to Warsaw.

The new host of the fight will be the Sports Hall of the Sports and Recreation Center of the Śródmieście district at Polna 7a Street in Warsaw, Poland. The date and time of the start of the gala will remain unchanged: January 24, 8:15 p.m.

The DSF Challenge 2019 gala will be one of the most important events in the career of Maksymilian Bratkowicz, a kickboxer supported by FutureNet. Our warrior in Warsaw will face Daniel Veidenthal and try to defend the title of DSF Challenge champion in the category up to 86 kilograms.

In addition, the fans in Warsaw will watch the international fight between Poland and Lithuania, and also the fight for the championship in the category of up to 65 kg, in which Jan Lodzik and Mateusz Rajewski will stand against each other in the ring.

Clash of the best teams in the league. FutureNet Ślask faces Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno

On Saturday, Januaruy 19 in Leszno FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno and it's more than sure: it will be a very tough challenge.

Such games shape character and make teams stronger. Clashes with favorites are always a good lesson and also a demanding test, and the victory tastes exceptionally sweet. In Leszno, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will have a lot of work to do to defeat the strong opponent: Jamalex Polonia 1912. So far in the season, the host team has made the fortress from its own court. Polonia 1912 is one of three teams, alongside FutureNet Śląsk and WKK Wrocław, which hasn't yet lost in its own hall. 8 matches at home, 8 wins - this balance makes is quite impressive. However, players from Leszno haven't been able to maintain its home performances in away games, in which they have a 4-5 record. That's why the team now has 29 points (2 less than FutureNet Śląsk) and is only on 4th place in the table.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno has several players in its squad who in the past played an important role in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. The best known is Kamil Chanas, who grew up as a player in the team from Wroclaw and was its longtime player. This season, Chanas is the leader of Jamalex Polonia, and his statistics look very good: almost 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Other players well known in Wrocław are power forward Mateusz Stawiak (9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game), shooting guard Stanferd Sanny (9.4 points per game) and small forward Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski (7.3 points and 4 rebounds per match). In the team of coach Łukasz Grudniewski (who also worked for years in Wrocław), small forward Adam Kaczmarzyk (12.5 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) also plays an important role.

The team from Leszno has several advantages. The first one is a wide, balanced team (both starting 5 and bench) what allow Jamalex Polonia to play with a lot of intensity through the entire game. The second advantage is the effectiveness of the attack: Polonia scores almost 80 points on average and shoots with a good average of 43% from the field. Polonia is also distinguished by respect for the ball, thanks to which it has only 11 turnovers per game.

In October 2018, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno 86:82, and the victory came after a very balanced, interesting match. Now it's very likely that the next match of both teams in Leszno will have a similar course. And of course we believe that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will come off the pitch with a victory.

Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, January 19, start: 6 p.m.

FutureNet Sport and WOŚP 2019: win great gifts!

The auctions of FutureNet Sport for WOŚP 2019 in Poland are counting! There's still a chance for everyone to win a unique gifts prepared by athletes who belong to the FutureNet Sport crew.

At FutureNet Sport, we know that sports souvenirs are very valuable and can be a great gift. That is why this year, at the WOŚP in Poland, we've decided to give opportunities to win unique gifts from athletes that don't happen often. We have something for fans of basketball, football, martial arts, rally racing ... Everyone will find something for themselves! All you have to do is to put your bet in one of the FutureNet Sports auctions at the WOŚP 2019 and win! Check out the full list below:

Great player has joined FC Den Bosch

In the fight for promotion to Eredivisie, FC Den Bosch took a very interesting step on the transfer market. The team sponsored by FutureNet has loaned Vincent Vermeij from Heracles Almelo (Eredivisie) until the end od the season.

Vincent Vermeij is 24 years-old and plays the striker's position. In the current season of Eredivisie, he appeared in 8 matches and scored 1 goal. In Heracles Almelo, which has been doing well so far in the league and is now 6th place, Veremeij didn't have much chance to get more minutes on the pitch. That's why he decided to transfer to FC Den Bosch - to play more and gain experience. In the new club he will play until the end of the season, and the team from Den Bosch has reserved the right to buy his contract.

The first club of Vincent Vermeij was the legendary football school of Ajax Amsterdam. In 2014, he joined De Graafschap, and in August 2016 he became a player of Herlacles Almelo. Vermeij's talent was noticed by the coaches of the Dutch national team: the new striker of FC Den Bosch played 5 matches and score 1 goal for the youth Oranje teams.

Welcome on board!

7th win in a row of FutureNet Las Palmas!

FutureNet Las Palmas is in an impressive form. Our team defeated Sporting Gijon 5: 0 and scored the 7th win in a row!

The group stage in the Russian equivalent of Copa del Rey from Spain is slowly coming to an end. FutureNet Las Palmas can now start preparations for the fight in the playoff phase. In 8 games, our team scored 7 wins. Thanks to this, FutureNet Las Palmas has 21 points and and has clinched the promotion, which is guaranteed by 2 best teams from each of the three groups of the Cup.

In the 8th game of the Cup, FutureNet Las Palmas faced Sporting Gijon. It's one of the weakest teams in the group so we expected that our players will do their job and grab the win. This scenario happened: FutureNet Las Palmas outscored Sporting clearly, 5:0.

We have it! The first winner of the FutureNet and FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław contest

That's impressive! During the last game of basketball team FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, one of the team' fans won the prize funded by FutureNet. To win, he had to do something amazing...

The rules of the contest of which FutureNet is a sponsor are simple: to win the prize, you must shot the ball from the half of the court. As you can see, it's not easy and even professional basketball players don't hit the basket always when they try. That's why we've been waiting for a little bit for the first winner but finally, it happened!

Check out how the fan of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław showed off with a great shot!

The second part of the season in Bundesliga for VfB Stuttgart is just about to begin

January 19, 3:30 p.m., Mercedes Arena in Stuttgart - on that day, VfB Stuttgart will launch its campaign in Bundesliga in 2019. In the club they believe that the next few months will be better than the first part of the season.

Autumn was a difficult time for the VfB Stuttgart. In 17 games, the team from Stuttgart scored only 4 wins, 2 draws and lost 11 times! With such results, VfB was able to score only 14 points throughout the entire round and ended the past year on 16th place among 18 teams. It means that now the team is in the relegation zone, so in spring 2019 VfB' players will have to work very hard to save the place in the best league in Germany.

In the middle of the round, VfB Stuttgart made a difficult decision to change the coach. Tayfun Korkut was sacked and Markus Weinzierl replaced him at the helm. The new coach began to shape the team in his own way, but the results were still unsatisfactory. However, the club noticed that the team is starting to make slight progress.

In the winter, coach Weinzierl got the time and the chance to prepare the team for the battle in spring in his own way. In addition, two new offensive players were signed by the team: Alexander Esswein from Hertha BSC Berlin and Steven Zuber from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Both men should hep fixing the biggest problem of the team: a weak performance in the offence.

The first rival of VfB Stuttgart in 2019 will be 1. FSV Mainz. It is currently a middle-position team in the Bundesliga. The team has 21 points and spent the winter on 12th place in the table. Both teams have already met this season - in Mainz, FSV won 1:0 after a goal scored by Ujah.

- We made the most of the ideal conditions at the training camp. I’m confident we’ll get off to a good start against Mainz. We’re looking forward to starting with a home game - says coach Markus Weinzierl, quoted by the official website of VfB Stuttgart.

Great success of rafting team from the Dalaman City Sports Club

Hard work and talent always pays off. Members of the rafting section from the Dalaman City Sports Club were appointed to represent Turkey at the WRF-World Rafting Federation World Cup in the summer of 2019.

The competition will be held in Tunceli / Munzur stream, Turkey in June 8-12, 2019.

- We’re proud to be representing our country by wearing the national jersey. Our athletes continue to work with the seriousness of representing the Turkish National Team – says Atilim Sasmaz, the manager from the Dalaman City Sports Club.

FC Dordrecht - FC Den Bosch 2:6. Great match of our team

Such victories, especially in away games, don't happen very often. FC Den Bosch defeated FC Dordrecht 6:2 and strengthened their lead in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

FC Dordrecht is currently the weakest team in the league. Therefore, it could be expected that FC Den Bosch will score 3 points in this match. And it happened, but the scale of victory is a surprise. The team, of which FutureNet is the sponsor, demolished the rival: scored 6 goals and lost only 2. Such a result at someone else's stadium is a big success.

Before halftime, there was nothing to indicate that FC Den Bosch would win so high. In 12. minute, the guest team took the lead after the goal scored by Vaisanen. The hosts leveled out in 39. minute when Smith scored. The bag with goals disbanded just after the break when Breedijk scored an own goal. A moment later it was 4:1 for FC Den Bosch, after Marchioni and Vaisanen scored. In 67. minute guests raised the result of the match with a goal scored by Veerbek, and two minutes later another FC Dordrecht player, this time Stankov, find a way to the goal - unfortunately, his own. Then in the 82nd minute, Cijntje scored the second goal for the home team.

The last series of games at Eerste Divise brought changes at the top of the table. FC Den Bosch remains the leader (43 points), and Twente Enschede (41 points) was promoted to the second place. Sparta Rotterdam and Go Ahead Eagles are third (39 points). This means that at the top of the table the point differences between the teams begin to increase, and FC Den Bosch confirms its position as a favorite for promotion.

FC Dordrecht - FC Den Bosch 2:6 (1:1) Goals for FC Den Bosch: Vaisanen (12., 61.), Breedijk (49. - own goal), Marchioni (51.), Verbeek (67.), Stankov (69. - own goal).

FutureNet Imperium Katowice beat UKS Varsovia after penalty kicks!

What a game! For the first time this season, FutureNet Imperium Katowice needed extra time to win. Our team defeated UKS Varsovia Warsaw 4:2 after a penalty kicks series. After the regular time of the match, it was tied 26:26 and it was FutureNet Imperium to handle better this game of nerves.

At the beginning of September 2018, right after the start of the season, FutureNet Imperium went to Warsaw to face local team UKS Varsovia. It was the 3rd match of our team in the season and finished poorly - with a loss. UKS Varsovia won that game narrowly, 29:26. When our team was traveling back home, players and coaches had a lot to think. After three games of the season, FutureNet Imperium was down in the table with just one draw and two losses.

A few months later, FutureNet Imperium Katowice moved forward thanks to giant amount of hard work and determination. Since September, our team has lost only one game, in October against JKS SPR Jarosław. On Saturday, January 12, our team met UKS Varsovia Warsaw again and took revenge for the loss in September. But it was the most difficult game throughout the entire season. From the first whistle of the referee, the game was flowing and none of the teams was able to build any significant advantage. The first half belonged to FutureNet Imperium - our team went back to the locker room with a result 13:11.

In the second half, things on the pitch didn't change. The game was held in a blow-by-blow rhytm but when it was close to 58th minute, things turned to be dangerous for our team. After a goal scored by Natalia Droznikowska, UKS Varsovia took a 24:23 lead! The hosts managed to return to the lead but in one of the last actions of the regular game time, Magdalena Jarosiewicz from UKS Varsovia scored and tied the game to 26:26. And it became obvious: a penalty kicks series was needed to determine the winner.

In the additional time, when there was additional stress and tension, our team handled the pressure better than its opponent. FutureNet Imperium players' scored 4 times from the penalty kick line and the rivals managed to score only twice. Final result: 26-26 in regular time, 4:2 in penalty kick series.

It's worth to mention that our team played without its best shooter, Katarzyna Sadowska. But even though, other players did their job and replaced her. Aleksandra Jaroszewska (10 goals) and Paulina Łuczyk (7 goals) deserve a special distinction for their performance. In the UKS Varsovia, Magdalena Jarosiewicz (6 goals) and Natalia Zawadzka (6 goals) were the top scorers.

Thanks to this win, FutureNet Imperium Katowice can sit even more comfortable on the runner-up seat. Our team now has 29 points and trails by 4 to SPR JKS Jarosław. On the other hand, FutureNet Imperium increased its advantage over UKS Varsovia Warsaw, which is currently 3rd, to 4 points. That's a great position for the next league games.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - UKS Varsovia Warsaw 26:26 in regular time, 4:2 after penalty kicks

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław still unbeaten at home!

This team at home just can't be beaten. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won with Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków 90:76 and scored 8th win in 8th home match of the season. 

This match was a show of effectiveness of FutureNet Śląsk in the offence, as well as cooperation in sharing the ball. Our team finished this game on a very high percentage of 2 points shooting: 68% which is very high result. In addition, the team of coach Radosław Hyży had also 22 assists, which well emphasizes that this team has a good plan to make the ball circulate as it should.

The final statistics of the match show that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played as it should all the time, but this is only part of the truth. In the 1st quarter of this match, the guest team was in the lead, which surprised the fans in the AWF hall in Wroclaw. Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, thanks to the good play of Mateusz Szwed and Michał Kierlewicz, took the lead 28:27.

In the 2nd quarter, FutureNet Śląsk started playing just like it was expected from the favorite. The hosts had a great 11:0 run, dominated their rivals and managed to get on the lead. Until the break FutureNet Śląsk build a 48:45 lead, and such a low advantage was a promise of very interesting match in the next two quarters.

And so it happened, but for a short time. As the played rolled on, FutureNet Śląsk - thanks to the great performance of Aleksander Dziewa, Norbert Kulon and Robert Skibniewski - took control of this meeting. The hosts gradually increased their advantage, and the team from Pruszków wasn't able to keep up the pace. At some point of the 2nd half, FutureNet Śląsk had even 15 points of advantage. As the end of the game was closing, the guest side scored a few points,  but they couldn't afford to tie the game and FutureNet Śląsk won 90:76.

Our team had some problems in this match because they had 17 turnovers and it's a significant amount. FutureNet Śląsk' coach Radosław Hyży after the match pointed it out and was a little angry on his players. However, fortunately the hosts were able to mask their weaker points with a good offensive performance as each player who appeared on the pitch scored the points. In addition, FutureNet Śląsk allowed the guest team to shoot only 5 times from beyond the arc. Also, 38 rebounds of FutureNet Śląsk - with 30 of Elektrobud-Investment - was also helpful in claiming the win.

In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa (23 points, 9 rebounds), Robert Skibniewski (15 points, 9 assists) and Tomasz Żeleźniak (12 points and 4 rebouds in just 21 minutes on the pitch) made a big contribution to this win. And in the team from Pruszków, it was the night of Mateusz Szwed who scored double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

On Saturday, January 19, FutureNet Śląsk will play its next game. We expect a great basketball show beacaue our team faces Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno which is one of the strongests team in the league and also has a many high-skilled players in the team, including Kamil Chanas, Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski, Marc-Oscar Sanny and Mateusz Stawiak - all of them related to Śląsk Wrocław in the past. Jamalex Polonia wants to win a promotion to the higher league but now holds only 4th place in the league so in the game against FutureNet Śląsk, the team from Leszno will do its best to maintain chances to reach its basic goal for this year.

FutureNet Śląsk - Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków 90:76

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 23 (2x3), Kulon 15 (4x3), Skibniewski 12 (4x3), Żeleźniak 12 (2x3), Bożenko 10 (2x3), Tomczak 7, Leńczuk 5, Pietras 4, Michałek 2.

FutureNet Maribor on the straight road to the championship

New year - old, still great form. FutureNet Maribor beat KMN Bronx Skofije 6:3 in its first match in 2019. It was a show of Milos Stojković, who scored 3 goals for the team supported by FutureNet.

In this match KMN Bronx Skofije didn't stand a chance. The first half of the game determined that the hosts wouldn't be able to score just a draw. After the first half, FutureNet Maribor led 4:0. Milos Stojković scored two goals, Matej Fidersek added one hit, and Nik Zajc scored an own goal.

After the break the dominance of FutureNet Maribor on the pitch remained. Our team scored another 2 goals: Stojković and Jeremy Bukovec wrote their names on the scores sheet. The hosts tried to make a fight, scored 3 goals (after shots of Klinc, Zajc and Bojkić), but they weren't able to catch up with FutureNet Maribor playing wisely and careful in the defence.

After this match, it is clearly visible that only 2 teams will compete for the futsal championship of Slovenia: FutureNet Maribor (34 points) and Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel (33 points). FC Litija (27 points) is currently in 3rd place but its loss to the table leaders is growing. Other teams have almost no chance to join the top.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice welcomes the new year with a tough game

The first match in 2019 and a strong hit straight away. On Saturday, January 12, FutureNet Imperium Katowice will face UKS Varsovia Warsaw in a match between 2nd and 3rd team in the league's table.

FutureNet Imperium is currently a runner-up, trailing with only 3 points to SPR JKS Jarosław - the team which sits on the leader's chair. Our team wants to knock down SPR JKS from this comfortable position and replace it. But with current loss of points, it will take some time for sure. There's also one more condition: FutureNet Imperium must maintain its great series of 6 wins in a row and hope that the rival from the city of Jarosław will stumble sometime as the league goes on.

As they say in sports, you're as good as your last game was and you build your team spirit when you win with the strong opponents. All these popular truths will be checked during the Saturday's game against UKS Varsovia Warsaw. It's a team which currently has 24 points and holds the 3rd place in the table. The team from Warsaw also dreams about promotion to the higher league and in Katowice will do a lot to avoid the loss.

It's also worth to mention that UKS Varsovia is distinguished by the way how it plays in the offence. So far, the team has scored 64 goals and it's the second best result in the league. When you compare it with 47 goals of FutureNet Imperium, you'll see that this team has a lot of offensive potentials. It means that defensive players of our team will have a lot of hard work to do in this game to slow down the opponent' shooting force.

UKS Varsovia Warsaw has one of the best players of the season in its ranks. Aleksandra Dronzikowska has scored 57 goals so far - only one less than Katarzyna Sadowska from FutureNet Imperium Katowice. The clash between sharp shooters will be another important context of Saturday's game.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - UKS Varsovia Warsaw, Saturday (January 12), sports hall in Katowice, start: 3 p.m.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has signed a new, experienced player

Half the season is behind us, so it's time to strengthen up the team. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław decided to reach for an experienced basketball player, who should help the team in the second part of the competition. Power forward Mateusz Jarmakowicz has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk for the remaining months of the season.

The new player of FutureNet Śląsk is 30-years-old and 208 cm tall. He can play as a power forward or a centre. Mateusz Jarmakowicz is a player with a lot of experience in Polish basketball. He began his adventure in 2007, when he played in Turów Zgorzelec. In the following years he was a player of such a clubs as Zastal Zielona Góra, AZS Koszalin, Rosa Radom, Czarne Słupsk, Polpharma Starogard Gdańsk, Polish Sugar Toruń and Legia Warsaw. His last club was Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, with whom he parted in May 2018. Since then, he has been a free agent.

Now he has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk and is starting his second adventure with a club from Wrocław. He played here in 2015 and scored almost 8 points and 3 rebounds per game. In the team of coach Radosław Hyży, he is supposed to support young talented players: Aleksander Dziewa and Karol Michałek, and support the team with their rich experience.

- My goal is to win promotion with FutureNet Śląsk. I can’t imagine another scenario. In the next season, I see myself in the first league. It seems to me that for the sake of my career, this should be the last season in the lower class – says Mateusz Jarmakowicz, the new player of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

Time to return to the pitch. FutureNet Maribor vs. KMN Bronx Skofije

It's time to get back to the fight for the championship of Slovenia. FutureNet Maribor will play the first match in 2019, and its rival will be KMN Bronx Skofije.

The nearest rival of FutureNet Maribor is currently the strongest team from those who are outside the podium. KMN Bronx Skofije ranks 4th, has 15 points and is characterized by an equal form throughout the season. In 11 games, KMN recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats. So, this is not a rival who can be ignored.

But on the other hand, KMN Bronx Skofije has a weak point: defense. The team from Skofije lost 40 goals, which is the 3rd worst result in the league. Interestingly, only the last two teams in the table have worse results so it's kind of surprising that the team struggling significantly in its defensive performance has been able to go so high in the league's table.

However, KMN Bronx Skofije can play greatly in the attack (so far 40 goals scored), thanks to which it can get out of the trouble in which falls through the weaker defence.

The team from Skofije has the best scorer of the futsal Extraleague in Slovenia. It's Nik Zajc who has already scored 25 goals - 3 more than Matej Fidersek, captain of FutureNet Maribor. Every team would like to have Nik Zajc in its squad, and when you play against him you have to reckon with the fact that this player can cause a lot of trouble. But after all, FutureNet Maribor can be considered as favourite of this game. On the other hand, the team from Marib0r is the leader of the league with 31 points and second placed Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel has 30 points. That's why our team must win to stay on the first place.

KMN Bronx Skofije - FutureNet Maribor, Friday, January 11, 8 p.m.

Join WOŚP 2019 in Poland and win awesome gifts from FutureNet Sport!

As every year, the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy (WOŚP) will play in Poland at the beginning of January. This is a unique charity event whose aim is to raise money for the purchase of medical equipment for the treatment of sick children. In 2019, FutureNet Sport will play together with WOŚP. We've prepared unique gifts to be won at auctions, the profit of which will go to the Orchestra.

Our gifts for WOŚP were prepared together with basketball team FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, martial arts world champion Maks Bratkowicz, women handball team FutureNet Imperium Katowice, a German football team of which FutureNet is an official business partner VfB Stuttgart and FutureNet Banaś Racing.

All gifts are unique and unavailable to be reached another way. That's why it's worth to take part in WOŚP 2019, compete in the auctions and win something very special.

WOŚP 2019 auctions prepared by FutureNet Sport:

1. Basketball premium Pack of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław --> CLICK 2. Fighter Maksymilian Bratkowicz - DSF Gala --> CLICK 3. Workout with a kickboxing world champion Maksymilian Bratkowicz --> CLICK 4. T-Shirt of football team from Germany VfB Stuttgart signed by a famous former player, Kevin Kuranyi --> CLICK 5. T-Shirt signed by players of handball team FutureNet Imperium Katowice --> CLICK 6. Race with Maciej Banaś, 12-years-old driver from FutureNet Banaś Racing --> CLICK  

Game on! FutureNet Sport schedule for January 11-13

It's time to launch 2019 in the FutureNet Sport family! At the beginning of the year, there will be great sports events with our teams playing the main role.

Basketball team FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play its first match in their own hall in 2019. The first performance of the year is also waiting for FutureNet Imperium Katowice handball team, FutureNet Maribor futsal team and FC Den Bosch football team.

Please check out the movie below to get more details.

DSF Challenge event in Grudziądz. Martial arts show with Maks Bratkowicz

Soon the city of Grudziądz (Poland) will host a great event in the world of kickboxing, with the Maksymilian Bratkowicz (athlete supported by FutureNet) as one of the stars. On January 24, there will be a DSF Challenge gala. A few weeks before the event, some of the fighters came to the city to meet the fans and turn up emotions.

On Wednesday (January 9), Maks Bratkowicz came to Grudziądz to promote the DSF Challenge 2019 gala. The schedule of the day was very intense and - most of all - interesting. Our fighter had a demonstration training, and also taught about 100 children who visited the event the basics of kickboxing and showed some training tricks. Of course, there was a photo session and autographs.

- It was a great meeting. We taught children a healthy lifestyle, we wanted to instil in them sports habits. It was a pleasure for me to be the part of it - says Maks Bratkowicz.

At the end of January in Grudziądz, things will become way more serious. The program of DSF Challenge gala includes two championships fights in the K1 style, and also an international match between Poland and Lithuania. Maks Bratkowicz will have to face a serious challenge: to defend the title of the champion in the category up to 86 kg. His rival will be well-experienced Czech fighter Jirka Jaros. In the second championship fight of the night, in the category up to 65 kg, Matthew Rajewski and Jan Lodzik will face eachother in the ring.

Steven Zuber joined VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart wants to have second part of the season in the Bundesliga held in spring 2019 to be better for the team than the autumn' performances. That's why the team is signing the new players. The latest transfer of VfB is Swiss player Steven Zuber.

Steven Zuber is 27-years-old and plays as a winger. He is known for his physical strength, good technique and ambitious mentality. He was loaned to VfB Stuttgart for 6 months from another Bundesliga club, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. From 2014 in the Bundesliga he has played 82 matches, scored 7 goals and recorded 8 assists. He also played in Russia, at CSKA Moscow.

The new football player of VfB Stuttgart has a lot of experience in international football. He played 21 times in the national team of Switzerland, in 2018 he played at the World Championships in Russia.

In VfB Stuttgart, Steven Zuber will play with number 9 on the jersey. The club hopes that the Swiss national player will become an important part of the team's offensive game, which in the autumn was one of the weakest points of the team and main reason of results not as good as were expected.

Photo credit: the official website of VfB Stuttgart.

The leader returns home. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław vs. Elektrobud ZB Pruszków

Time to return home! On Saturday, January 11, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków in the first home game of the year.

The second part of the season has already started, and FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław launched it with victory over KKS Kutno. Thanks to this, the team from Wroclaw returned to the leader's chair. But rivals aren't sleeping, and the advantage of FutureNet Śląsk is not high. That's why the team led by coach Radosław Hyży can't slow down the pace.

The first rival who will check the form of FutureNet Śląsk on its home ground in 2019 will be Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków. A few months ago, when these teams faced for the first time, FutureNet Śląsk won clearly 81:56. It was a significant game of Karol Michałek (10 points, 13 rebounds). He was strongly supported by Aleksander Leńczuk (18 points) and Jakub Musiał (14 points). The team from Wroclaw was almost perfect in this match, except for a little weakness in the battle for rebounds. The team from Pruszków is not composed of many tall players, but despite this Elektrobud-Investment ZB in this match had 21 offensive rebounds which is a good number. The weakness of his team was noticed by Radosław Hyży, the coach of FutureNet Śląsk.

In the following months, a gap between FutureNet Śląsk and Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków was still growing. The team from Wrocław leads in the league while its closest rival from Pruszków is 14th out of 16 teams. It won only 6 out of 16 matches, including only one win in away game. Elektrobud-Investment plays weakly in the offence (with 69 points per game on average, with rivals scoring 73), poorly shoots for 3 points (only 31% of effectiveness) and poorly shares the ball (15 assists per match).

At Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, the best player is definitely the shooting guard Karol Kamiński. With an average of 16.6 points per game, he's currently the 5th marksman in the league, and he adds also an average of 3.4 assists. The teams has other strong points: power forwards Mateusz Szwed (12 points and 11.4 rebounds in the match) and Robert Cetnar (10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in the match). However, this team has too many weak sides, and FutureNet Śląsk is distinguished by a strong and even squad. Therefore, it seems that in Wrocław the guests team will not create any serious danger for FutureNet Śląsk.

Important transfer of VfB Stuttgart

The fans of VfB Stuttgart, German football team of which FutureNet is a business partner, have been expecting this decision for a long time. Frenchman Benjamin Pavard, one of the best team players of the team, decided to leave. From July 2019 he will play in Bayern Munich.

Bayern will pay 35 million Euro for Pavard. The contract will become valid on 1 July 2019, before the start of the new Bundesliga season. At the Bavarian club, Pavard will replace defender Rafinhia, who decided to leave the club after the season. The Bayern bosses have great hopes for Pavard and believe that soon he will secure himself a confident place in the starting lineup.

Beniamin Pavard moved to VfB Stuttgart in August 2016 from Lille OSC (France). The German club paid 5 million Euros for him. Since then, Pavard has played 48 matches for VfB so far.

In 2018, as a player of French national team, he won the World Cup Championship at the Mundial in Russia. During the tournament, he was one of the best players in the team led by coach Didier Deschamps and won the interest of the best clubs in the world. In the end, it was Bayern Munich which convinced him to move. Beniamin Pavard will continue playing in VfB Stuttgart in the spring and will move to a club from Bavaria after the season ends.

Photo credit: KevinMau15, Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 4.0.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players among the best in the league

FutureNet Śląska Wrocław is running an awesome season. Our team is the leader in the 1st league and has a great chance to win a promotion to the top league in Poland. Several players from FutureNet Śląsk has a strong place among the best in the league.

Aleksander Dziewa is currently the best player in the 1st league. Centre of FutureNet Śląsk is the best scorer with 21.8 points per game, and what's very important, he scores his with an excellent efficiency of 63.4%. He also grabs over 10 rebounds in per game, which gives him the 2nd place among the best rebounding players in the league. Aleksander Dziewa also adds 1.25 blocks in each match what makes him an important part of FutureNet Śląsk' defence.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław can also count on its playmakers. Norbert Kulon (5.8 assists per game) and Robert Skibniewski (6 assists per game) both guarantee great full-court vision and perfectly set the rhythm of FutureNet Śląsk play. This duo of experienced point guards, who has signed with the club in the summer, does a great job. Additionally, Kulon is an important part of the FutureNet Śląsk offensive performance, scoring over 15 points per match.

Crushing win. FutureNet Las Palmas - S.D. Eibar 6:0

This team is getting better from match to match. FutureNet Las Palmas defeated S.D. Eibar 6:0, scoring its sixth win in a row in the Copa del Rey Cup in Russia!

The last 3 matches at Copa del Rey was the show of FutureNet Las Palmas' strenght. Just check the stats: 17 goals scored, only 2 lost, 3 wins! Our team hasn't lost from 6 matches what means that apart from unlucky defeat in the first match of the season, later it won everything as it flies.

Match with S.D. Eibar was the 7th match of our team in the cup. FutureNet Las Palmas didn't give rivals any chance. The match could have ended with a score much higher than 6:0. Our footballers showed great skills - in the offence they constantly pressed the rival, and in defence they didn't let it build any action.

Thanks to the victory, FutureNet Las Palmas maintained as the leader of group B in Copa del Rey tournament. There's still 3 series of games to play and 9 points to win. The teams from 1st and 2nd place will promote to the next round promotion, so our players can slowly prepare to play in the final round of the cup.

FC Den Bosch has signed a contract with the new player

A winter break in competitions is a good time to strengthen the team's squad. This step was taken by the heads of FC Den Bosch, a Dutch football team supported by FutureNet. Young Georgian, Levan Jordania joined the FC Den Bosch.

Levan Jordania is 22-years-old and plays as a midfielder. His previous club was FC Eindhoven, another 1st league club in the Netherlands. He spent only 6 months in his former club. Levan learned football in the youth teams of Vitesse Arnhem.

In the winter break, Spaniard Iker Hernandez said farewell to FC Den Bosch as he decided to continue his football career outside of Europe. Iker went to Bolivia (South America) and became a player of the Bolivar club. In the fall of 2018, Iker Hernandez made 4 appearances at FC Den Bosch.

Alexander Esswein joined VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart has a new player. The club, of which FutureNet is the official business partner, signed on loan offensive midfielder Alexander Esswein from Hertha Berlin. The contract is valid until the end of the 2018/2019 season, with the option of permanent transfer.

Alexander Esswein is 28-years-old and has extensive experience in the Bundesliga. In his career, he has played 172 matches in the best league in Germany. He performed in VfL Wolfsburg, 1. FC Nuernberg, FC Augsburg and Hertha Berlin. A few years ago, he also was a member of the youth representation of Germany. His current market value is estimated at 1 million Euro.

The new VfB Stuttgart player has an offensive skills. He plays as a midfielder, but can also be a striker. He is supposed to help his new team to overcome its biggest problem this season. VfB is in fact the worst team in the Bundesliga in the classification of goals scored: it has 12. Due to this problem, unfortunately VfB Stuttgart is struggling in the league this season and is constantly fighting to not fall off the Bundesliga.

- VfB Stuttgart are a big club, steeped in tradition and with a brilliant fan base, so I'm delighted to come here. I can not wait to get my teeth VfB - says Alexander Esswein on the official website of the club.

Photo credit: the official website of VfB Stuttgart.

Sebastian Bożenko - star of the weekend in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

This player in the future may be one of the most important in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. In a match against Polfarmex Kutno, won by FutureNet Śląsk 90:63, Sebastian Bożenko had a significant contribution to this valuable win.

In the match in Kutno, Sebastian Bożenko scored a very interesting line of statistics. He dropped 19 points and scored 7 of 12 throws from the game, which gives great effectiveness above 50 percent. He also got 4 of 7 throws for 3 points, and he also got a collection, assists and interception. It's all in 19 minutes on the pitch, and therefore for half the match.

It was the first match of the season, when Sebastian Bożenko contributed so much for the team. Earlier in the season, the coach Radosław Hyży brought him carefully to the pitch and Bożenko - before the game in Kutno - scored 8 points in total. In Kutno, Sebastian had his moment of breakthrough and it maybe a hit that he'll be playing more in the upcomong games.

It's also worth to be mentioned that this player is only 20 years old, so the whole career is still ahead of him. This also shows that the famous school of young basketball players in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is still working well, and Sebastian Bożenko is its another good product.

Why Mad Maks? Check out the movie about Maksymilian Bratkowicz

The DSF Challenge 2019 will be the first major fight of Maksymilian Bratkowicz in 2019. This young and powerful warrior supported by FutureNet is training hard to be ready to fight. Watch the movie in which Maks talks about his career.

The first gala of martial arts in 2019 with Maks Bratkowicz involved will be held on January 24th in Grudziądz. In the movie prepared by DSF, in which the athlete appeared, is part of the promotion of this big event. So, check out what Maks says about his nickname, what he wants to achieve at this gala and why the upcoming fight will be like popular video game Tekken.

Strong entry into the New Year of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

The first match in 2019 and a strong hit right away! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław crashed Polfarmex Kutno 90:63 and returned to the position of the leader of the first basketball league in Poland.

It was a spectacular performance of basketball players from Wroclaw. In Kutno, FutureNet Śląsk dominated the hosts in every area of ​​the game. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży played perfectly in defense and the host team finished the game with only 8 3-pointers scored for 30 attempts, and in 2-points shooting they were not much better: 14 out of 43 attempts. FutureNet Śląsk was also much better in rebounding the ball and in sharing assists. With such a great performance, there could be no question who will be the winner of this game.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław from the beginning of the match in Kutno set very high demands on the opponent. As a result, to the break the guests were leading 54:27 and had twice as many points as the opponent! In the second half of the match, the situation on the pitch looked the same. At one point, FutureNet Śląsk had even an advantage reaching 33 points! The guest team was great in every element of the game, overwhelmed Polfarmex by the hard defense. Finally, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won in Kutno 90:63 and returned to the leader's position.

- We did what the coach expected in almost a 100%. Only these Polfarmex’ players who we wanted to were able to shoot the ball. I don’t remember such dominance of our team throughout the season, without even minor stumbles – said shooting guard Sebastian Bożenko from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław after the game.

In FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, Bożenko was one of the best on the pitch with a 19 point (including 4 3-pointers). He got a lof of support from Jakub Musiał (18 points, 4 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, 5 assists), Aleksander Dziewa (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Robert Skibniewski (10 points, 7 assists).

Polfarmex Kutno - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 63:90

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Bożenko 19 (4x3), Musiał 18 (4x3), Dziewa 12 (1x3), Skibniewski 10 (2x3), Tomczak 10, Pietras 10, Leńczuk 6 (2x3), Kulon 5.

FutureNet Las Palmas with a great winning streak

FutureNet Las Palmas football team has been running a great winning streak! Our team won five games in a row and has just been promoted to the leader position in its Copa del Rey group.

In the first match of the season, FutureNet Las Palmas lost unlucky with U.D. Levante 0:1. After the game, the captain of the team Eugeny Semenov promised that the team want to quickly bounce back for this incident.

- This match didn't go as we wanted even though we had an advantage. That's how it goes in football sometimes, but we know what to do to improve our game. In next matches, we want to win only - Eugeny Semenov assured.

The promise of the FutureNet Captain Las Palmas has been fulfilled. Since the defeat of Levante, our team hasn't lost a single time and won 5 games in a row. What's significant, each of the victories makes an impression. In the last 2 matches of December, FutureNet Las Palmas defeated Celta Vigo 5:2, and later took a grim rematch at Levante, winning 6:0.

Thanks to the great series, FutureNet Las Palmas has advanced to the position of the leader in group 2 of the Russian version of Copa Del Rey tournament. Our team has 15 points and 2 points advantage over Levante. There are 5 matches ahead of our players and anything can happen, but with this form players from FutureNet Las Palmas can be pretty sure about reaching the next round of the cup.

FutureNet Maribor confirmed its domination in the Slovenian futsal league

The leader of the competition finished the year as it should: with a strong victory! FutureNet Maribor outclassed KMN Sevnica 7:0 and is still the leader of futsal extraleague in Slovenia.

It was a great match performed by FutureNet Maribor. Until the break, our team played well, but didn't dominate the opponent and led only 2:0. But after the change of sides, a real concert started on the pitch. FutureNet Maribor has scored another 5 goals! Milos Stojković made a great performance, scoring 3 goals: 1 in the first half and 2 after the break. Josip Jurić added two goals, and Matej Fidersek and Teo Turk scored one goal each.

FutureNet Maribor ends 2018 in the 1st place in the table of the Slovenian futsal extraleague. Our team has 31 points, in 11 games won 10 times and only once finished with a draw. Dobovec Pivovarna Kozel fights hard (30 points) behind its back and it's becoming obvious that the fight for the championship of Slovenia will be decidedit is between these 2 teams.

The futsal league of Slovenia will return on 11 January 2019. The first rival of FutureNet Maribor after the break will be KMN Bronx Skofije.

Great finish of the year for FC Den Bosch

FC Den Bosch will spend the winter break as the leader of Eerste Divisie in the Netherlands! In the last match of 2018, the team sponsored by FutureNet defeated Roda Kerkrade 2-0 and remained on the seat of the leader.

It was an important match for FC Den Bosch. It's a tight queue at the top of the league and the differences between teams are minimal - only 2 points between the leader and the team from the place number 4! It shows how tough the battle in the Dutch Eerste Divisie is.

FC Den Bosch is dealing quite good with this pressure. In the key match of December and the last match of 2018, our team defeated Roda Kerkrade 2:0. The result of the meeting was opened by Sven Blummel in 29th minutes, and in the second half Stefano Beltrame raised the score to 2:0 after the penalty goal.

After this victory FC Den Bosch has 40 points and leads in the league. Go Ahead Eagles (39 points) is second, the third place belongs to Sparta Rotterdam (38 points), and fourth to Twente Enschede (38 points). The fight for promotion to Eeredivis will take place between this four.

Best Christmas wishes from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław! [VIDEO]

It was a good year for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball team. Thanks to FutureNet' support, this team is developing and becoming better and better to regain its former glory. Now a few players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has a Christmass message for FutureNet community.

Check out the movie below, including best Christmas wishes from (looking from the left) Aleksander Dziewa, Tomasz Żeleźniak and Norbert Kulon:

One of the best matches of the season. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 82:79

Such matches are remembered for a long time even if they haven't been won. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost an away game with Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 79:82. Our team was very close to victory, even though it was losing by 23 points!

From the beginning of the match, what the fans expected was confirmed. Rawlplug Sokół was one of the most difficult rivals which FutureNet Śląsk has faced during the season. The hosts didn't take prisoners and set the difficult conditions straight from the start. After the first quarter they were leading 29:11, and FutureNet Śląsk was helpless both in defense and in offence.

In the 2nd quarter, the game looked similar, although Rawlplug Sokół increased the intensity of the game even more. In the middle of this quarter, the hosts were leading 34:11 which was their highest advantage in the match. However, it was an alert for the guest team. Aleksander Dziewa and Norbert Kulon took FutureNet Śląsk on their shoulders and in the second quarter they scored together 20 points and managed to reduce their team loss to only 37:43.

After the break the game was waving. FutureNet Śląsk played very good and tied the game again, but the hosts immediately threw the higher gear and rebuilt the advantage. Later again - FutureNet Śląsk were chasing and didn't give the opponent even a single moment to breath. In the 4th quarter this pattern was repeated. FutureNet Śląsk tied the score of the match to 68:68, but Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut jumped back to 81:74. Then the guest team mobilized and was trailing with only 3 points, but didn't have enough time to take the game into extra time. The final result was 82:79 for Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut.

In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa (31 points, 8 rebounds) and Norbert Kulon (21 points, including 5x3 points and 4 assists) played awesome game. However, the team lacked effectiveness in the battle for rebounds and assists (only 13 with 19 hosts), as well as better accuracy of free throws (with 13 shots missed). Despite these shortages, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was very close to defeating a strong opponent and it speaks by itself when it comes to our team strenght.

Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 82:79

Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 31 (1x3), Kulon 21 (5x3), Skibniewski 11 (1x3), Tomczak 4, Musiał 4, Żeleźniak 3 (1x3), Bożenko 3 (1x3), Michałek 2, Pietras 0, Leńczuk 0.

Important weekend for VfB Stuttgart and FC Den Bosch

Every match is important, but some of them simply must not be lost. During the weekend, such a games will be played by two football teams supported by FutureNet: VfB Stuttgart in Bundesliga (Germany) and FC Den Bosch in Eerste Divis (Netherlands).

VfB will play at the Mercedes Arena in Stuttgart, facing Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen. As they say in football, it will be a match for 6 points. Schalke 04 currently has 15 points and takes 14th place in the table. VfB has 14 points and is two places lower. For the team from Stuttgart, a victory will be crucial and will finally let to break away from the relegation zone. On the other hand, eventual defeat will make the point loss to safe places in the table of the Stuttgart team dangerously large and may undermine team's motivation.

Before the Saturday's game, VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl has some reasons to be have peaceful mind. All of his important players are healthy. Only Holger Badstuber, who has been treating knee injury for a long time, will not play against Schalke and Denis Aogo availability is still uncertain.

Dutch football team FC Den Bosch will have to face a similar challenge. Unlike VfB Stuttgart, the team from Den Bosch city is fighting for the highest goals this season. But that doesn't mean that it's road is easy and comfortable. This year's level of competition in Eerste Divisie is very high and many teams dream about promotion. Therefore, the point differences between the teams from the first four of the table are narrow so any defeat can push even off the podium.

On Saturday, December 22, FC Den Bosch will face Roda Kerkrade - the team currently holding 5th place in the table, with 31 points Roda loses only 5 to the 3rd place. The loss is not so small, but there is still a lot of time to reduce it. In addition, the loss of points by FC Den Bosch can push the team down to 4th place. That is why FC Den Bosch must score the draw at least against Roda to keep place in the podium.

Clash of the best teams in the league. FutureNet Śląsk faces Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut

Great hit in the Polish 1st basketball league at the end of 2018! The two best teams in the league, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut will stand against each other on the pitch, trying to end the year with an important victory.

This season, there are a lot of strong teams in the league. In addition to FutureNet Śląsk, there's also Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut. The competition is high, the appetite for promotion to the top league too. So far, FutureNet Śląsk and its closest rival from Łańcut have been doing the best in this race. But when there is such a crowd at the top of the table, none of the teams will give away points easily. Therefore, on Saturday in Łańcut, a great match will definitely take place.

Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut is a team with quite impressive stats. The team led by coach Dariusz Kaszowski scores an average of over 86 points per game and loses just over 80. In addition, Rawlplug Sokół players get every second 2-points shot, which is a very good result. Another number worth paying attention is related to rebounds. Rawplug Sokół players in every match collect on average almost 39 balls from the board, of which almost 12 in attack. These numbers show the strength of this team.

Currently, the top scorer of Rawplug Sokół is shooting guard Filip Małgorzaciak, who ends every match with almost 18 points and 5 rebounds. Kamil Zywer has over 12 points and 7 assists. Reserve shooting guard Bartłomiej Karolak has an average of 12.2 points and over 2 assists per match. Rawlplug Sokół also has a lot of power in the game under both rims. Experienced centre Maciej Klima (10 points and more than 7 rebounds per game), supported by power forward Wiktor Sewioł (10 points, 5 rebounds per game) are a difficult match-up for every opponent. It's also worth paying attention to the performances of power forward Rafał Kulikowski (10 points and 9 rebounds). That is why Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk, currently the best tall player of the league, will have to work hard in Łańcut because he'll face demanding opponents.

This will be the last match of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław in 2018. The basketball players of the coach Radosław Hyży will return to play on January 5, 2019, facing Polfarmex Kutno in Wrocław.

FutureNet Maribor vs. KMN Sevnica: good moment to end the year with pride!

It was a good autumn for the FutureNet Maribor team. Now is time to finish it with class. On Friday, December 21, our team will play with KMN Sevnica and want to close 2018 with a victory.

The current situation of both teams looks completely different. FutureNet Maribor is the league leader and walks straight to the championship of Slovenia. On the other hand, KMN Sevnica in 10 games won only 2 times, scored 3 draws and has only 9 points. There's a significant difference between both teams and FutureNet Maribor will be the favorite of the match scheduled for Friday.

Additionally, KMN Sevnica has big problems with the efficiency in the offence this season. This team so fars has scored only scored 20 goals, which is one of the worse results in the league. In addition, it lost also 61 goals, which is one of the poorest results in the competition.

The difference can also be seen in individual statistics. Matej Fidersek, the best shooter of FutureNet Maribor, has 21 goals. On the other hand, Gregor Pesac has 5 goals only, but still leads KMN Sevnica as the best team shooter.

As you can see, FutureNet Maribor has a very good chance of reaching its 10th win in the season on Friday. Any other result will be a very big surprise.

Game ON! FutureNet Sport schedule for December 21-22 [VIDEO]

The last weekend before Christmas will be busy for FutureNet Sport teams. Check out the schedule of events on December 21-22.

In the upcoming days, futsal team FutureNet Maribor, basketball team FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and football teams: VfB Stuttgart from Germany and FC Den Bosch from the Netherlands will stand on the pitch.

More detailed information waits for you in the movie below. Enjoy!

VfB Stuttgart is still looking for the better future

It's a difficult season for the VfB Stuttgart. The team must fight hard for every point, but it's not always successful. In the last series of matches, VfB lost an away game with VfL Wolfsburg 0:2.

This match was settled before the break. The team from Wolfsburg needed just 20 minutes to ensure victory. In the 24th minute, the score sheet was opened by Guilavogui, and just before the break the advantage of "Wolves" was increased by goal scored by Weghorst.

After the break, VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Weinzierl was looking for new solutions to improve his team's game. Erik Thommy, Daniel Didavi and Leon Dajaku appeared on the pitch. However, these changes didn't change anything and the team from Stuttgart had to deal with defeat. After the loss, VfB Stuttgart again fall to the relegation zone in the Bundesliga. Fortunately, the loss to rivals in the table is not large and future victories can help VfB get out of trouble.

VfL Wolfsburg - VfB Stuttgart 2:0 (2:0) Goals: Guilavogui (24.), Weghorst (44.).

Interview with Aleksandra Lesner, coach of Milena Chorążewska [VIDEO]

The break is over and now it's time to work hard before the new season. In 2019, talented horse rider Milena Chorążewska together with her horse Bajer wants to make another step in her racing career.

Hard work under the supervision of a professional coach Aleksandra Lesner - that's the recipe for the success of Milena Chorążewska. Under the supervision of her coach, Milena wants to prepare perfectly for the new season. In an interview for FutureNet Sport, Aleksandra Lesner (who is one of 2 Milena's coaches) assesses her protégé and her approach to the work of an athlete.

You can watch the full interview with coach Aleksandra Lesner on the movie linked below:

Two games, two wins. FutureNet Las Palmas on the right track

In two last games, FutureNet Las Palmas scored two wins: with Sporting Gijon and Malaga, respectively. With 6 points scored, our team jumped into the second place in the group stage of Russian AFL's Copa del Rey cup.

With Sporting Gijon, FutureNet Las Palmas gave an outstanding performance and crushed the rival 6:1. Captain of our team Eugeny Semenov scored two goals. It was a pass for him to individual rewards: Eugeny was named the player of the week of 3rd series of games and also was nominated to the Russian national team of the Cup tour!

Against Malaga, FutureNet Las Palmas was also convincing and won 3:0.

- Malaga is a very good, young team. But we knew how to stop them. We played very confidently, created a lot of scoring chances, and in defense we grabbed the opponent tightly and strictly to prevent goals from entering our gates - tells the FutureNet Las Palmas' captain.

With 3 wins in 4 games, FutureNet Las Palmas is currently on 2nd place in its Copa del Rey group and trails with just one point to Levante. Celta de Vigo, currently the 3rd team in this group, also has 9 points and that's why our team needs to maintain its winning run.

Important win for VfB Stuttgart!

This victory tastes very sweet. VfB Stuttgart beat Hertha Berlin 2:1 and escaped from the relegation zone in the Bundesliga!

The favorite of this match was the team from Berlin, which plays very well this season and takes a well-deserved place in the higher part of the table. But VfB Stuttgart, despite the poor start of the competition, shouldn't be underestimated. The team of which FutureNet is a business partner is working hard to leave the bottom of the table. And this consistent work pays off.

The beginning of this match didn't go as the players from Stuttgart wish. In the 38th minute, Hertha took the lead when Mittelstadt scored. This result was kept until the break, and after changing sides, the team from Berlin controlled the situation for quite a long time. The game stats tells it all: Hertha was on the ball for 53% of the time and shot on VfB's goal 15 times. However, the team from Stuttgart managed to get out of trouble, and the experienced striker Mario Gomez played an important role.

In the 64th minute of the match, the experienced former striker of the German national team equalized the result of the match on 1:1. Twelve minutes later Gomez added a second goal and led VfB to the lead. The Stuttgart team didn't give it until the referee's last whistle.

After this victory, VfB Stuttgart has 14 points and takes 15th place in the table. The team loses only 3 points to SC Freiburg, which is currently in 12th place. So you can see that thanks to successive victories VfB can quickly jump to a safe place in the table and focus on the fight for a place in the middle of the competition.

Sixth win in a row of FutureNet Imperium Katowice!

An impressive run of FutureNet Imperium Katowice continues! Our handball team won the 6th game in a row, this time defeating WKPR Wesoła Warszawa 31:20. In 2018, FutureNet Imperium hasn't lost even once in its own hall!

In this match, the victory of the FutureNet Empire wasn't threatened for a moment. WKPR Warsaw players only in the first minutes were able to resist the opponent. But as the game rolled on, FutureNet Imperium increased the advantage. Our team led 15:7 until the break and it became clear that the guest team would need a miracle to even tie the game.

In the second part of the match, the game was a bit more even but still FutureNet Imperium confidently controlled the events on the pitch. The hosts threw 16 goals, and the team from Warsaw played a bit better in the attack and hit 13 times. However, fatal first half turned out to be crucial for the victory of the team from Katowice. FutureNet Imperium didn't hinder even due the lack of four injured players, including the best shooter Katarzyna Sadowska.

This was the last match of FutureNet Empire Katowice in 2018. Our team scored 6th consecutive win, and in the entire year hasn't lost at home even once. This consistency in the game pays off. FutureNet Imperium is currently the runner-up in the league with only 3 points less than the leader, SPR JKS Jarosław. In turn, currently the 3rd place belongs to SPR Olkusz over which FutureNet Imperium has already 5 points of advantage. This is a good base to fight for promotion to the Superleague in the next matches of this season, in 2019.

FutureNet Imperium Katowice - WKPR Wesoła Warsaw 31:20 (15:7)