IMG 0002

BISP Cruzeiro have successfully backed up their regional win of the Grab Football Cup with a stunning victory over Chonburi FC in the championship final.

The final round of the U16, 5-a-side tournament took place on Saturday 12 October at Bangkok’s Future Arena. The tournament was hosted by the Football Association of Thailand and sponsored by Grab.

Six winning regional sides competed for national honours – two from Bangkok, and one from Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Chonburi and Phuket.

Representing Phuket, BISP Cruzeiro won both their pool matches before advancing to the final against Chonburi, dominating the match 3 x 0.IMG 0003

BISP Cruzeiro football coach, Eder Diniz, said: “We played very well tactically. We stayed solid on defense and created a lot by counter-attacks. We let Chonburi have possession of the ball, but they couldn’t penetrate our defense. 

“Offensively, our counter-attacks were quick and accurate, creating a lot of scoring opportunities,” he said.

As part of their winning prize, BISP Cruzeiro were invited to attend the World Cup qualifier between Thailand and the United Arab Emirates in Bangkok the following Tuesday, including accommodation at the same hotel as the Thailand team. Thailand won the epic encounter 2 x 1. 

For more information on football at British International School, Phuket (BISP), please contact [email protected].