April 8, 2012
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Spurs have taken a group of young players to participate in the U19 Champions Trophy in Düsseldorf.
Saturday was the first day of the tournament, and we opened with a 2-0 win against New York Cosmos. Our goals came from Nabil Bentaleb, who drove home as the ball rebounded back to him, and Souleymane Coulibaly, who tapped home a Ken MvEvoy cross.
The second match didn’t go so well, and we ended up losing 2-0 to Fortuna Düsseldorf, who put in what the tournament website describes as “one of the most convincing performances so far”.
This morning we face Sparta Prague (KO 10:30 BST); if we were to win this match, we would play PSV Eindhoven (who won their group) at 14:00 BST.
Some key tournament rules:
– Matches are short – they consist of 2 x 25 minute halves.
– Participating players must be born on or after 01/01/1993.
– A squad consists of up to 18 players.
– Four substitutions are allowed per game.
I will try to find out the full squad list, and will edit this post if I am able to do so.
EDIT: We beat Sparta Prague 1-0 thanks to a very late Jack Munns goal, and now face PSV Eindhoven at 14:00 (UK time) in the Quarter-Finals. If you are interested in following the score, log on to the tournament website at 2 and have your finger ready over the F5 key!