ICB Bahia from Brazil sails to victory in Bučovice Blind Football Club Tournament
Date: June 3, 2014
Brazilian team ICB Bahia proved to be too strong for their European opposition at the Bučovice Blind Football Club Tournament, held last weekend in the Czech town.
The Brazilians won the tournament thanks to an amazing twelve goals from da Silva Nascimento Selmi and seven from dos Santos Motta.
Bahia defeated Greek team Pirsos Thessaloniki 4-0 in the final.
6.Avoy MU Brno
7.FC St. Pauli
8. LÁSS Budapest
And here is a press release from tournament organisers Avoy MU Brno
The Brazilian team of ICB Bahia repeated their last year victory at the exceptional tournament Bučovice Blind Footbal Cup. Their player Marcos Rogerio, having scored ten goals, was awarded best forward of the tournament. The silver cup was taken by the Greek team of Pirsos Thessaloniki, who also had the best goalkeeper, Georgios Ampatzis. MTV Stuttgart from Germany came in third and their Mulgheta Russom got the best defender award.
All the teams showed consideration for the others and nobody got a red card; still, emotional and tense moments also occurred: there were as many as ten yellow cards.
The organizing team of Avoy MU Brno came in sixth in this thrilling tournament, right before their friends from FC St. Pauli. “We felt a bit sad after the last match, which we lost by an eyelash, but we certainly enjoyed the whole event a lot, as I’m sure the other teams did too,” says Jitka Graclíková, the main organizer of the tournament.
Her words are corroborated by the exhausted yet smiling faces of the players, slowly leaving the venue. Ajmal Ahmed, player number 6 of the British team of Worcester BFC, confirms them too. “I used to play for the national team so I have been to plenty of tournaments all over the world, and the Bučovice tournament was one of the best I’ve ever experienced. Even the final ceremony, which is usually the most boring part, was excellent here. If all tournaments were as good as this one, maybe I would even change my decision about this being my last tournament,” says Ahmed, mentioning his health problems.
For complete results, see http://www2.teiresias.muni.cz/bbfc2014/en/tournament-schedule
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