Team Extreme (Eng)




The A Team (Fra)

CIS Committee (Blr)




Damjan Radeka (Cze)


We initially had 12 teams scheduled for the tournament at the start of the day and, by hook or by crook, they had whittled them down to 4 as we reached the Semi-Final stage. There were still 4 nationalities represented in the tournament – Belarus, Czech Rep, England and France.

The first Semi-Final featured England v France as Team Extreme met The A Team. Team Extreme had played in one Cup Semi-Final before and missed out on a final in an epic contest. The A Team had played in 2 Cup Semi-Finals before and won both of them – was a third final beckoning?

It was a pretty even first half but The A Team shaded it. Not only did they score the only goal of the game through Dydynho with his 8th of the tournament but they also hit the post – also through Dydynho. It was 1-0 at half-time and still both teams were very much in it.

Team Extreme got off to a flyer at the start of the second scoring virtually from the kick-off through Phil Kemp's fifth of the tournament. It was definitely game on now. The A Team tried to regain the lead but an attack broke down and Team Extreme broke swiftly. Chika Kalu broke down the right but saw his shot saved only for Danh Van Vo to crash in the rebound off the post. The game had been turned on its head in a matter of minutes.

The chances kept coming – Dydynho hit the side netting whilst at the other end Dave Cole had a shot saved and Zawadi headed over from the corner. The next goal was going to be crucial and mid-way through the second half Danh Van Vo made it 3-1 – was that the killer goal? If it wasn't then Dave Cole's goal to make it 4-1 certainly was. The A Team knew their goose was cooked and Team Extreme went marching on to their first Cup Final….

We'd like to thank The A Team for their continued support of our tournaments and very much look forward to seeing them again on tour – hopefully next year.


The second Cup Semi-Final would be contested by CIS Committee and Damjan Radeka. The team from Belarus brought a 100% win ratio to the game – 5 wins out of 5 in Group B today and 3 wins out of 4 in Cup Semi-Finals. CIS Committee had scored 16 goals and conceded just 1 so far today. The team from Belarus were favourites for this game and arguably the whole tournament.

Damjan Radeka were on debut and so this experience was new to them. In the group phase they had 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat including a 3-3 draw against CIS Committee Juniors. In theory, this was a much tougher task facing the Czech team and so it proved.

CIS Committee did not have the game all their own way though and there was just one goal dividing the teams at half-time. CIS Committee had established a 2-1 lead. Rehat Yessenzhanov had scored for Damjan Radeka but he had been outgunned by Valeri Ivashka and Ihar Fedarynchyk who were both amongst the goals again.

In the second half, the next goal gave CIS Committee a little breathing space as Siarhei Paliakou made it 3-1. The result was then secured as Ihar Shcherbich made it 4-1 to complete the scoring.

Damjan Radeka were out and the defeat meant there would be no home win in Prague this year. We'd like to thank them for turning out and representing the Czech Republic at this year's festivities.

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