The next instalment of our Olympic fortnight was this year World Cup competition. This years teams to compete against each other were the same teams who competed in the sports day. This gave the opportunity for those teams and players to show off their collaborative skills in order to find another winning team after USA Triumphed on Sports Day.
USA, Brazil, China, Jamaica, South Africa and Australia were all split into Team A and Team B. To make the competition work we had the A teams compete against each playing 5 fixtures in a league format, with the B teams also having the same format. The winning teams from each league would then meet each other in the final.
The competition was fierce with every team showing fantastic collaboration, showing lots of tactics and strategies to try and win every point they could to reach the finale. Results were close and every team gave it there all, however there could only be two teams that could reach the final.
The league standings by the end of the league phase were so close, but in league A it was Brazil A who had won league, finishing top by 2 points ahead of Jamaica. In league B it was even closer with Australia B winning the group on Goal difference ahead of Brazil B who were very unlucky to miss out! This set up to what was going to be a very exciting final.
The Final was tense with so many players on the pitch wanting to do there best as an individual but also for there team. Brazil A got off to a flying start wit two great finishes from Tom Sadler in the first 5 minutes, this left Australia B Really having to show how resilient they could be to get back into the game. There were some fine substitutions made from both teams ready for the second half. Australia B had numerous chances to score goals to get themselves back in the game with there closest opportunity hitting the side netting. As the game drew to a close it was evident to see that Brazil A had done enough to win the game!
A big congratulations to Brazil who were this years World Cup Winners!!