Globasnitz (dpa/sn) - The Sorbian football team is hungry for goals and in top form at the European Championship of National Minorities. After winning the opening match against Zimberne from northern Italy 4-0, there was now a 11-1 thrashing of FC Pomak from Bulgaria. As the team announced on Tuesday, it was supported by 80 fans who had traveled with them. In addition, hundreds of fans in Lausitz would follow the action at public viewing. In the last preliminary round game against Roma from Hungary it's all about winning the group and thus automatically advancing to the next round. "Otherwise there will be tremors, because only the three best runners-up will advance to the quarter-finals," it said.
Since the Sorbs have arrived with a large squad of players and fans, they can now even help other teams and borrow kickers. The Rhaeto-Romanic had already signaled a lack of players at the weekend. On Tuesday afternoon, therefore, three Sorbs were to appear in Rhaeto-Romanic dress, including the goalkeeper of SV St. Marienstern Panschwitz-Kuckau, David Matik. The tournament started on Saturday and will take place in Carinthia (Austria) and one location in Slovenia until Sunday.
"The Europeada is more than just football. There will be no negative riots. We would like to send this message to other stadiums as well," said Loránt Vincze, President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities.