Gothia Cup knockout stage kicked off with a bang on Wednesday evening
The french team Live your world cup from Bordeaux claimed a resounding 5-0 victory in the tournament's first knockout match, facing Ghanaian side ProGen FC in the B15 category.
Backavallen 2 witnessed a dominant performance by the French squad as they triumphed in the tournament's opening knockout encounter.
– I am proud of the team, says center-back and captain Druelle Robin after the game.
This year, a total of 262 teams from 29 different nations are competing in the B15 category. In order to accommodate all the matches before the finals on Saturday, the 1/64-finals in the A-playoffs commenced on Wednesday evening.
The first team to advance to the 1/32-finals was indeed the French squad, Live your world cup. As the players gathered on the sidelines after the final whistle, they celebrated their victory, but their determination was evident as they focused on the next challenge ahead.
– It's exciting to be part of such a massive tournament. However, it also means we have many matches to play before the final. We truly want to win, says goalkeeper Dalpozo Cyprien.
Last year, the team made it all the way to the Round of 16. This year, the French players are determined to aim even higher and win the entire tournament.
– We are in good form, and I have strong belief in the team, concludes Cyprien.