Sunday, August 20, 2017

Second round of Eremenko Cup to be held in Riga

The second round of the international Eremenko Cup tournament will begin on Thursday night in Riga and will continue through Sunday.

Competing this weekend as the tournament's final four teams are Gazprom-Ugra, Enakievets, FK Nikars Riga and and Yekaterinburg. Gazprom-Ugra is highest in the ranking at nine points. Enakievets is in second place with six points, while Nikars-Riga and Yekaterinburg are tied for last with one point each, Ekburg.ru reports.

"We are hostages [in the] standings, behind five points from second place," Yekaterinburg head coach Vadim Yashin said, according to Ekburg.ru. "We now have a period when the team fell into a losing streak, and the need to show character to get out and go back to the previous level."

Yekaterinburg will have a chance to beat its losing streak Thursday night at 9 p.m. local time as it faces off against Nikars Riga. On Saturday, the team will go play Gazprom-Yurga and will close the weekend on Sunday with a six p.m. match against Enakievets.