who would meet Lindfield FC A in the Semi-Final?
It was Luca Toni FC against Las Zacaranas. Luca
Toni FC would come into the knockout phase as
the second ranked team in the group phase. They
took 13 points from a possible 15 in Group B
with only defending champions Ecuador 100% having
a better record (15 out of 15). Luca Toni FC
boasted the best goal difference from the group
phase (+18) and were the top scorers to date.
Zacaranas qualified for the Cup as the second
best 3 rd placed team so would start as underdogs
against their Swiss opponents. They had seen
their other squad (Los Froggies Del Patron)
lose 2-1 to Luca Toni FC. Could they gain revenge
and reach the next stage of this tournament?
Zacaranas were unbeaten in 3 games and 2 of
those games were a draw so it was perhaps no
surprise to see these two teams level at half-time,
0-0. Another draw would see them earn a penalty
shoot-out which may represent a good opportunity
to knock-out their higher ranked opponents.
Luca Toni FC would definitely want to avoid
this with their firepower on the pitch – Hector
Navarro and Nacho Mochales had 13 goals between
longer this game went on the more crucial that
opening goal would be. When it came, it was
Hector Navarro who scored it. It was his 8 th
of the day. Inevitably as you chase the game
you leave gaps at the back and as Las Zacaranas
sought an equalizer, Nacho Mochales scored his
7 th of the tournament. Final score, 2-0.