B kicked off with Galacticos of Portugal versus
Saipan FC representing Ireland. Both teams were
familiar to eurofootballfives.com competition.
made their first eurofootballfives.com appearance
at the 2014 Algarve Open. They had a group record
of 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats which saw them
finish third and qualify for the Plate competition.
They were less successful in the Semi-Finals as
Far Out FC accounted for them, 2-0. Their 2015
Algarve Open group record was the same (2 wins,
1 draw and 2 defeats) which was good enough for
Cup qualification this time. They drew their Quarter-Final,1-1,
with Why Always Morris? before a 5-4 defeat in
a penalty shoot-out.
FC were the second most capped team in the tournament
draw as they were making their 7th appearance
across our tournaments in Europe and were looking
for their second tournament victory after winning
the 2015 Mallorca Tournament.
was honours even at half-time with the teams locked
together at 0-0. The second half did yield a winner
and it was Saipan FC's Spanish forward Nacho Monales
who provided the decisive blow. It took Saipan
FC's unbeaten record in our tournaments to 9 games
and they were off to a great start here in Portugal.