Football

Tbilisi to host UEFA Super Cup 2015

Great news for Georgian football fans – the UEFA Executive Committee has awarded UEFA Super Cup to Tbilisi in 2015. The UEFA Super Cup is an annual football match between the reigning champions of the Champions League and the Europa League. The game will be held at the newly renovated Mikheil Meshki Stadium.

This won’t be the only big sports event that Tbilisi will host in 2015, same year European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) will also take place in Georgia’s capital. The question is will the Georgian Football Federation enlarge Mikheil Meskhi Stadium or not, because currently it can only host up to 27,000 people. In the meantime, check out the promotion video for the Uefa Super Cup 2015 Tbilisi:

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Georgia’s goal in three languages

On March 26, Tbilisi Boris Paitchadze National Stadium hosted a EURO 2012 qualifications game between Georgia (72nd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking) and Croatia (8th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking). The stadium was full, and hundreds were left outside.

First half lacked action, however second was very dramatic. Both teams had interesting moments but only one managed to win. 30-seconds long combination was finished by one of the most experienced players in Georgian team – Levan Kobiashvili. He scored an unexpected goal on 90th minute.

This is how commentators reacted to Kobiashvili’s goal in three languages:

This video was recorded by on of the fans when Kobiashvili scored:

Georgian national team will face Israel on 29th of March in Tel Aviv.

Football: Georgia – Croatia 1:0

Late goal by Levan Kobiashvili earned Georgia win over Croatia. Kobi finished a 30-seconds long combination with an amazing goal on 90th minute. It was a breathtaking moment for all Georgians on the national stadium, in Tbilisi and abroad. Here are some photos and a video of the surprising goal by Levan Kobiashvili.

People started to gather in front of the Boris Paitchadze National Stadium two hours before the game:

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