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European Freestyle Football Championships


European Freestyle Football Championships


The first European Freestyle Football Championship has taken place in Budapest.

Men and women competed for a chance to show off their skills at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

In the women’s category, Hungarian world champion Kitty Szasz wowed the judges, taking the top spot and winning an enviable trip to Brazil.

Among the judges, was German football legend, Lothar Matthaus.

2011 world champion Peter Kovacs gave an exciting performance; but it was Poland’s Lukasz Chwieduk who triumphed in the men’s final, giving a strong, complex performance on the day.

Euronews correspondent, Péter Kristof, attested to the high standard of the competition.

“Standards at the European Championships were so high that the best performers are being invited to perform their tricks at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.”

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