Filipino booters to test mettle in Europe

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A Filipino football club from the Makati City is aiming to bring home the coveted crown of the annual Gothia Cup in Sweden following their successful campaign in Europe.

An annual international football tournament, the Gothia Cup is the largest youth-level competition in the world with 1,700 teams and over 35,000 athletes from 140 nations joining.

The Makati Football Club Boys 11, composed of boys and girls ages 11 to 18, kicked off their tour in the European continent with a summer training camp in Madrid through the invitation of La Liga side Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, the Makati FC will be also competing in the Cup No. 1 International Tournament in Frederikshavn, Denmark.


After winning their first four games in the elimination round, defeating teams from Denmark, Norway, Ireland and Germany, the Filipino contingent went undefeated in the playoff rounds to advance to the finals.

The Philippine booters defeated a Norwegian club 6-1 in the championship match.

The Makati FC boys, on the other hand, are now keen on repeating the club’s feat in 1985 when it brought home the boys 11 category championship plum of the Gothia Cup.

The Philippine squad started its campaign in the World Youth Cup on high note after winning their first game against Swedish sports club Orgryte IS, 5-2.

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