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Dinamo Minsk will play Neman Grodno in Game 7 of the Belarusian Extraliga on Tuesday evening, giving them the chance to advance to the tournament's semi-finals.
The hosts are ninth in the 16-team table and have picked up a point against Vitebsk after a 1-0 first-leg win over Isla Minsk and secured a place away at Shaktyor Soligorsk. However, Neman Grodno recovered from his first defeat of the season and lost his opening match against Islochesk 2-0 and held a goalless draw against Shakhtyorskiy SoliGorsks. The trip to FCMinsk looks tricky but it is a must-win if Dinamo are to keep their chances alive.
Grodno will face his former team-mate and current Dinamo head coach Igor Kostin on July 11. His next scheduled game, named after the great Eastern European river that runs through the historic city, is Saturday's encounter against Shakhtyor FC.
World number one Aksana Miankova, who threw 77 metres, has decided to skip the championships. Minsk started the season with a 2-0 win over promoted Belshina, but then suffered a shock defeat at home to Rukh Brest. Minsk won their first league game of the year 3-1 against FK Dnipropetrovsk.
Dinamo lost the return leg 8-1 in extra time. Neman has been an average Belarusian team for years and I think it will be the same this season. There is talent in Belarusian football, although the league as a whole may not be that strong. The Belarusian Premier League was due to end at the end of this month but has decided to continue the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Dinamo Minsk are a strong team, have won seven league titles and reached the group stage of the Europa League twice. The club made their Premier League debut last week and stunned the seven-time league winners.
The Belarusian authorities are no longer providing financial support to the Union, but are helping to organise cultural and sporting events. The Belarusians have not yet attended the Olympic Games or the World Cup finals, but they have helped organize cultural, sports and events and sponsor events in Belarus. Dinamo Minsk have been in the UEFA Champions League since 1982, when they won a title, and the men's national team took part in the 2013 European Championship hosted by Denmark and Poland. In the women's competition, M Belarus Kommunalnik won bronze in 1987, which earned them the CEV Cup of the winners, awarded by the European Volleyball Confederation.
The development of sports teams and support for the organisation of sports competitions in other regions are planned for 2017, as are the development of the Olympic Games in Belarus and the World Cup finals.
If you are a keen hockey bet, consider game 7 of the Belarusian Extraliga as the first time in the history of sports betting in Belarus and also look for a chance to win a big prize.
Belarusian teams that have been watched and watched this week have helped fill the void left by the absence of normal live football. After relying on betting sites and Twitter links from the club for the first two matches, the Belarusian Football Federation finally showed the matches live on television. Yet we have seen lone football fans quarantined in other countries develop an unlikely interest in Belarus's top team, deciding which team to support and which to bet on. Clubs have been promoting their upcoming matches on social media, perhaps spurred on by the fact that no match between Belarusian Extraliga teams and other top European clubs has ever been recorded.
We do not tolerate the league continuing this pandemic, but as long as people continue to kick footballs, we will continue to fight them.
The two sides who are propping up the 2019 Belarusian Premier League table may not fancy writing a classic, but the visitors have some players who could make a real difference. Torpedo Belaz does not have much trophy cabinet after winning the Belarusian Cup once in 2016, and there may not be much to choose from. Isloch's Neman Grodno is one of the players the club want to add to their squad for the 2018-19 season. Belshina has risen to the Premier League as the champions of Belarus First Division this season, winning all four previous matches against the teams that have met in that game, with a 1-0 win in Belarus in 2014 and a 2-1 draw in 2015.
Neman Grodno is hoping to go three games unbeaten after playing against his former club in the Belarusian Premier League. Dinamo lost 2-1 at home to Bate Borisov, who knocked them out of the Belarusian Cup in early March, but their survival hopes will rest on a win over Torpedo Belaz in their final game of the season.
BATE dropped points on the same day but have a chance to win their last game of the season in the Belarusian Premier League against Torpedo Belaz.