THE Makati Football Club (MFC) Boys 11 bested a tough field, including a fancied Norwegian club in the finals, 6-1, to rule the Cup No. 1 International Tournament in Frederikshavn, Denmark recently.
The MFC booters arranged the championship showdown against the Norwegians after blasting Moldovia from Romania in the semifinals, 4-1.
They earlier won four of their games in the elims against Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Germany, while losing one against Cantolao from Peru, considered as one of the top youth clubs in the world.
MFC then sustained its top form in the quarterfinals of the event featuring over 200 teams from 21 countries by routing Algeria, 6-0, to advance in the semis of the annual Scandinavian tournament.
Composed of boys and girls aged 11-18, the MFC delegation was also invited to train at the Real Madrid summer training camp in Valdebebas Madrid, Spain, the official training ground of the world famous club, including La Liga First Division players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
The victory should augurs well for MFC’s buildup for the 33rd Gothia Cup slated next week in Goteborg, Sweden.
Regarded as the World Youth Cup, the tournament is the biggest in the world with over 1,700 teams composed of 35,000 players from 140 countries participating.
MFC last won the Gothia Cup Boys 11 trophy in 1985.