T&T’s Waterloo Institute of Soccer ended its Pool J round-robin phase of Class A in the in the 17th edition of the prestigious Mediterranean International Cup in Barcelona, Spain, beating home team CF Farners 2-0 yesterday.
On Wednesday when the tournament kicked off Waterloo Institute of Soccer was hammered 5-1 Spain’s Villarreal to open its campaign and also fell 3-0 to Footvia Academy in their second match yesterday to end with a 1-2 record in the group ahead of the consolation knockout series which gets going today.
The lone Caribbean team in the 44-teams 11 groups tournament, Waterloo Institute will now do battle with 21 other teams in the losers bracket along with CF Farners.
Villarreal FC topped the pool with a 3-0 record after it trashed CF Farners 6-0 and pounded Footvia Academy 5-0 to end with maximum nine points.
The Class A teams are open to players born 1998 and after and the Waterloo Institute squad is made up of a 30 members including players led by captain Kirk Torres of Waterloo Secondary and St Anthony’s College standout, Haile Beckles.
Overall more than 528 teams from 41 countries have registered to compete in the week long tournament in the A, B, C, D, E and F Classes for top honours led by Spain’s FC Barcelona, Manchester United, RCD Espanyol, FC Bayern Munich, Porto, Manchester City, Celta Vigo, Athletico Madrid, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Valencia, Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyonnais.