9 of Group D would be the title showdown between
Palma Select and FC Dynamoes. A draw would see
both teams qualify for the Cup with FC Dynamoes
taking the title on goal difference. There was
never a suggestion that there might be an Austria-Germany
style agreement to settle for the draw as national
pride meant both teams wanted the victory. Not
only would it mean a win in this game but the
Group title was up for grabs and, in theory, a
potentially easier Cup Quarter-Final title.
there was to be a winner it would open the door
for the A Team and Athletic 8Minute Bilbao to
potentially steal 2nd place and a Cup place from
the losing side.
half-time we were all level at 0-0 and it wasn't
looking good for the A Team and Athletic 8Minute
Bilbao. A goal from Dominic Meadowcroft put FC
Dynamoes ahead after the break and there were
3 teams to be cheerful but not Palma Select. Their
position was now looking vulnerable. The Spanish
team had a sting in the tail for their French/English
opponents as Stoyko Dimitrov equalized with the
last kick of the game. Final score, 1-1.
result would see FC Dynamoes win the group and
Palma Select join them in the Cup.