Hungary and Romania celebrated success at the inaugural edition of the Teqball World Cup in Budapest in July 2017.

The hosts were expected to be among the favourites to win singles and doubles competitions at the tournament, with teqball having been invented by Hungarians.

Ádám Blázsovics emerged as the winner of the singles competition, winning an all-Hungarian final against Máté Szolga.

Romania’s Zsolt Lázár claimed the bronze medal.

The home nation were denied victory in the doubles competition, with Romania beating Hungary in the gold medal match.

The top three was completed by Serbia.

Retired footballers William Gallas of France and Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu were among those in attendance on the finals evening, with the pair participating in a gala indoor football game.

The first edition of the Teqball World Cup was attended by 20 nations, including Brazil, England, Japan, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

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The second edition of the Teqball World Cup took place in French city Reims in October 2018.

The main hall of the Complexe Sportif René Tys hosted the competition.

Doubles champions Bogdan Marojevic and Nikola Mitro of Montenegro were awarded $20,000 (£15,400/€17,500), while singles winner Bárna Szécsi of Romania took home $10,000 (£7,700/€8,800).

There was disappointment for Hungary in both finals with Ádám Blázsovics and Csaba Bányik losing to Marojevic and Mitro and Árpád Sipos falling to defeat at the hands of Szécsi.

Romania overcame Brazil in the doubles bronze medal game. 

Among the special guests at the event was ex-French footballer Robert Pires, a winner of the FIFA World Cup in 1998 and UEFA European Championship in 2000.

Pires was joined by fellow teqball ambassador and former France team-mate William Gallas.

Also in attendance was ex-Portuguese footballer Simão Sabrosa and French freestyle footballer Séan Garnier.

As well as the competition, there was a teqball smash contest, a teqball show, a VIP tournament, a gala dinner, an awards ceremony and a closing party.

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The Teqball World Championships will be held in Budapest between December 6 and 8. The event will be held at the Hungexpo.