We suffered 2 defeats in our first two games to FC Barcelona (Spain) and São Paulo (Brazil). We didn’t play well in either of these games and we were disappointed with our levels.
In the third game we recovered from 5-2 down to beat a combined USA/Argentina team 8-7 in a thrilling game. We scored the winner with less than 20 seconds left to play.
This gave us a place in the playoffs against Melbourne (Australia). We successfully won this game 12-7 with a strong performance to book our place in the playoff final against Pescolda Machida (Japan). It was a wonderful game against the Japanese which swung back and forth – ultimately we just missed out 7-9 on the scoreboard despite creating more opportunities to score.
We finished in 6th place overall and 2nd place in terms of European teams – we are very proud of what we have achieved competing against some of the very best in the World.
Rio Futsal Academy (Brazil) beat FC Barcelona in the final to become World Champions – congratulations to them.
Meglio player Harvey Tomlinson finished tournament as top goal scorer and returned home with the ‘Golden Boot’.