The 4th Andaman International Soccer 7s was contested in Phuket last weekend with 28 teams from 10 countries contesting the event in open and over 35s categories.
The two day tournament was played in beautiful conditions at the FIFA Tsunami Memorial field.
After the tournament pool games teams progressed into cup, plate and bowl categories. This format allows teams to eventually play against teams of a certain standard.Successful teams this year were in the over 35s, Friday Dragons from Hong Kong beat Northern Lions from Australia 4-0 in the bowl, Abu Dhabi Thistle beat Cinema Online from Malaysia in the plate final and Sunbelt FC from Bangkok beat Hanoi Drink team in the cup final.
In the open age category 100 Pacers from Taiwan beat Friday Dragons from Hong Kong in the bowl, German Allstars Singapore beat Aioli Utd from Singapore in the plate final and in the showcase game Viking Raffles from Singapore defeated third time defending champions and overwhelming favourites Stiff Chili from Singapore 2 0 in the cup final.
Tournament organiser Alain Brulfert said The tournament was an outstanding success and the quality of play was excellent with a fitting finale. We would like to acknowledge the support of San Miguel Beer for their support of this international event.
The popular Phuket International Soccer 7s will be held this weekend on the 28th & 29 November in Phuket. A record number of teams will contest the event.