By Edri K. Aznar
INSTEAD of holding a practice last Saturday, FC Inter Cebu’s (FCIC) Manfred Schuwerk had an instant football tournament because around a hundred of under-14 footballers gathered at the grounds of Looc National High School.
Schuwerk was surprised to see the number of youngsters that came to Looc National High School in Lapu-Lapu City, and thus opted to start another one-day instant football competition.
Over three weeks ago, Schuwerk also had an instant tournament because the same thing happened.
Schuwerk named his on-the-spot contest last Saturday as the Lapu-Lapu Junior World Cup, which comprised under-14 players from Lapu-Lapu City.
The tournament had a total of six teams, which were named from countries that contended, excluding the Philippines, in the recently ended 2010 World Cup.
The Under-14 team of Looc was dubbed as Argentina. Abuno team was named Spain and Looc U-12 squad as the Philippines. The other teams were Germany, Australia and Brazil, which were a mixture of different players from Lapu-Lapu City.
The teams played 20-minute matches in the round-robin format where the team with the most points wins the tournament.
Argentina came out the winner with 13 points from an unbeaten slate of four wins and a draw, Spain was at second with 11 points from three victories and two draws. Germany took third place with five points from a win, two draws and two losses.
FCIC is planning to hold this kind of event every month.
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