Junior team of Minsk “Dinamo” won the tournament in France
Junior team of Minsk “Dinamo” (date of birth 1995) became a winner of the international tournament which took place on 23-25 of April in Le Portel, France.
Eight teams from France, England, Bulgaria, Denmark, Belarus and Kazakhstan took part in the 35th competition of a traditional Championship of the “Stade Portelua” football club’s cup. Our youth were invited to the competition for the first time and made the big time at once.
On the preliminary stage the teams were divided into two quartets. Belarusian team played with “Boulogne” (France), “Zhetysu” (Kazakhstan) and “Ashford” (England). The home team “Stade Portelua”, “Vaskealya” (France), “Brondby” (Denmark) and “Botev” (Bulgaria”) competed in the second group.
Andrey Pyshnikov’s team started with a victory over “Zhetysu” (5:0). The match with “Boulogne” tied the score (0:0). In the final match of the group tournament against “Ashford” “Dinamo” won with a score 1:0 and qualified for the final.
In the play-off “Dinamo” stood against “Vaskealya” and the game was really intensive. The regulation game did not show the winner - 1:1. But Minsk team was more successful 3:2 in the penalty shoot-out.
The tournament ended with a victory ceremony during which “Dinamo” team got a huge challenge cup of the 1,5 meter height.