Results
 

Projetio Tokio (Brz)

1

V

0

Fylde FC A (Eng)

Krakowcaine (Swi)

1

V

1

Deddington Sea Eagles (Eng)

Big Time Krakow (Pol)

3

V

0

Cracow United (Pol)

 

The eurofootballfives.com tour hit Krakow for the 11th time with 12 teams assembled to stake their claim for glory in Poland. It was a historic moment for us as the tournament marked the 10th anniversary of our debut in Europe. It was on the 28th April 2007 that eurofootballfives.com held their first ever tournament. Just over 10 years later we were staging tournament #85 back in the fantastic city of Krakow. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way and we had a great tournament in store to mark the occasion in style.

We had teams from Belgium, Brazil, England, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland represented with many more nationalities represented within those teams.

The first two challengers to get us underway in Group A on Pitch A this year would be an Projetio Tokio versus Fylde FC A. Both teams were making their first appearance's in our tournaments so we did not know quite what to expect from the two teams. Projetio Tokio made a great first impression with the first goal of the 2017 Krakow Trophy. It came very early in the game from Rene Jnr who put the Brazilians 1-0 ahead.

As it turned out that early goal would be the only goal of the game and it earned full value for the men from Sao Paulo. They collected all 3 points. For Fylde FC A they would rue a refereeing decision when they scored direct from a free-kick but the referee was not ready and hadn't blown his whistle for the free kick to be taken.

 
 
 

Game 2 of Group A was an encounter between Krakowcaine of Switzerland and Deddington Sea Eagles of England both teams on debut.

Although Krakowcaine were on debut they featured considerable experience in their ranks in the form of Barry Lysaght who had appeared in our tournaments for Saipan FC (Ire), Missing Magpies (Eng) and was now appearing for the Swiss side. Krakowcaine also featured Nacho Mochales who had similarly played for Saipan FC (Ire) and also Me Toca Tirar (Spa) before appearing for the Swiss today.

There was to be no early goal in this one like there was on Pitch A and in fact no goals throughout the first half. When the second half kicked off we did have a goal to enjoy and it came from Deddington Sea Eagles #8 Mark Cook. How could Krakowcaine respond?

Pretty well was the answer as Michael Zoellner (coincidentally also #8) scored Krakowcaine's first goal in Europe and equalised for the team from Zurich. That's how it stayed and it was honours even, one goal each and one point each.

 
 
 

The final two teams in Group A were Big Time Krakow and Cracow United as Poland met Poland on Pitch C.

Cracow United made a fine debut in the 2012 Krakow Trophy. They won their group with a 100% record and goal difference of +18. A 3-0 Cup Quarter-Final win over Valeo (Pol) followed before a Golden Goal exit to Vamos (Pol) in the Semi-Finals. They also boasted the tournament's top goalscorer. They followed up this success in 2013 with another 100% group campaign and a goal difference of +21. They defeated IFC (Pol) 7-1 in the Quarter-Finals before a 3-0 defeat in the Semi-Finals to eventual champions Budapest Celtic Lions. They return in 2017 and will be a team to watch.

Big Time Krakow were on debut and made a competent start holding their opposition to 0-0 at half-time. They made a more than competent start to the second half as they took the lead through Adrian Paz. As Cracow United pushed men forward to get back level they were punished by Daniel Tonev and Carlos Diaz as Big Time Krakow ran out 3-0 victors.
 
 
Table
 
Team
Pld
Won
Drawn
Lost
For
Agst
Pts

Big Time Krakow (Pol)

1

1

0

0

3

0

3

Projetio Tokio (Brz)

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

Deddington Sea Eagles (Eng)

1

0

1

0

1

1

1

Krakowcaine (Swi)

1

0

1

0

1

1

1

Fylde FC A (Eng)

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

Cracow United (Pol)

1

0

0

1

0

3

0

 
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