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After the impressive results at last weekend’s 2016 BISP Soccer Sevens hosted at British International School, Phuket (BISP), where the home teams won three titles, the U13 and U15 boys BISP Cruzeiro High Performance teams played again at the 4th Phuket International Cup.

Hosted at the Thanyapura Sports Centre, this 11-aside tournament took place on 2-4 December, and featured teams from Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and Thailand.

BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy Head Coach Jonathas Candido said, “Both BISP Cruzeiro teams performed admirably, and we are pleased with the results especially because we played using younger players to give to them game experience.”

The BISP Cruzeiro U13s finished in second place after a tense final game where they tied 1-1, only losing on penalties.

“The U15s had a very challenging tournament,” said Coach Jonathas. “Their biggest obstacle was managing and responding to the physical nature of play in the tournament. But after playing a great game in the final, the win was well deserved. Both BISP Cruzeiro teams played to their established game plan and tried to dominate by playing at a swift pace.

In addition to winning the U15 title and runner-up in the U13s, BISP Cruzeiro’s Andre Piterman, U15 player from Brazil, was named best player in the competition, while Nicolai Skoglund won the Golden Boot Trophy as top scorer.

“The sportsmanship and commitment from all the players was outstanding and the tournament was carried out in a professional atmosphere,” said BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy Goalkeeping Coach Fred Bragaglia.

“Overall this was a wonderful learning experience for our students,” said Coach Candido, “and the boys are looking forward to applying the lessons learned in future competitions.”

For more information about football at BISP visit: www.bisphuket.ac.th/football

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Results:

U-13

Youth Football Home 2 x 0 BISP Cruzeiro HPC

Walkabout F.C 1 x 2 BISP Cruzeiro HPC

EuroPlus 0 x 2 BISP Cruzeiro HPC

BISP Cruzeiro HPC  1 x 0 Tiger Kids

Final

BISP Cruzeiro HPC  1 x 1 Youth Football Home

BISP Cruzeiro HPC  1 x 2 Youth Football Home – Penalties

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U-15

Walkabout 0 x 2 BISP Cruzeiro HPC

Jakarta Dragons 1 x 0 BISP Cruzeiro HPC

Sing lap 1 x 2 BISP Cruzeiro HPC

BISP Cruzeiro HPC 1 x 0 Ombak FC

Final

Ombak FC 0 x 1 BISP Cruzeiro HPC