Two matches of “” Latvia Cup tournament will take place on 21th August where two semi-finalist will be determined. Daugavpils will host Jelgava at 17:00 p.m., and two hours later Liepaja will try to use the crisis at the camp of RFS. Two teams FK Liepaja and RFS being unfortunate recently will try to bounce back by getting into semifinal of Latvia Cup. Liepaja in lead by Starkov has suffered three losses in succession and it seems more clearly that the only Liepaja’s chance to play in Euro Cup is getting into Latvia Cup, as the gap with the 4th place of Virsliga has reached six points. However the hopes of Valdis Dambrauskis for the Champion title now begin to disappear after the loss to its direct competitor Riga. Also the whitewash of Ventspils over Riga now endangers the plans of RFS to retain ex leader position. In order to get into quarterfinal Liepaja did not have a very difficult task – win Smiltene in a away match. Even though the score was 4:0 that proved the advantage of Liepaja, Smiltene showed tightly-contested play. There are contradictory talks about the team leader of Liepaja Janis Ikaunieks to be sent to reserve squad. However the ex coach of Latvia National team at the last conference mentioned that this is connected with traumas, this does not resolve any doubts regarding the conflicts within the Club. On the other hand Liepaja who were kept an eye on by RFS director and ex citizen of Liepaja Maris Verpakovskis lost in play-off game in Valmiera, when new players Tins Vukmanich and Darko Lemayich let RFS win back and continue fight in Latvia Cup tournament by giving the victory 2:1 against Vidzeme. RFS has strengthened during the summer transit period by individually strong players, though the team does not play well together yet as evidenced by recent poor results. RFS is to hope that today trip to Liepaja will help the team put together and will bring the team into critical phase of the season with positive feelings. author: PHOTO: