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Dinamo Zagreb crowned Blue Stars champions




  • Dinamo Zagreb win 80th edition of Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup
  • 2-0 victory in the final over Young Boys Bern
  • Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb)​​ voted player of the tournament

MEN’S TOURNAMENT REVIEW – The 80th edition of the Blue Stars / FIFA Youth Cup was won by Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia, who defeated Young Boys Bern 2-0 in the final to lift the trophy for the first time in their history. Josip Sutalo and Tomislav Knezevic scored the goals that saw Zagreb win the tournament at their fourth attempt and follow on from last year’s winners Olympique Lyon.

Third place went to Internacional Porto Alegre, who edged past Braga from Portugal 1-0. The last time that the Brazilians took part in the tournament some 20 years ago, they made it all the way to the final. For debutants Braga meanwhile, fourth place was an excellent result.

The team of the tournament was definitely Dinamo Zagreb. The Croats remained undefeated in five matches, with a 0-0 draw against FC Zurich in the group stages the nearest they came to a blemish over the two days. Their four other games ended in victories, with 11 goals scored and just two conceded.

Thursday’s results
Match for 9th place

Grasshopper Club 2-0 FC Blue Stars

Match for 7th place

FC Koln 4-1 FC Zurich

Match for 5th place

Espanyol Barcelona 2-0 West Ham United

Match for 3rd place

SC Internacional 1-0 SC Braga

Final

BSC Young Boys 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb

What they said

“We played really well. Some of the best teams in Europe, if not the world, were taking part. I’m so proud of our performance at this tournament and we’re over the moon with our win!”
Marko Zivkovic (Goalkeeper, Dinamo Zagreb)

Men’s overall standings

Winners: Dinamo Zagreb

2nd place: BSC Young Boys Bern

3rd place: S.C. Internacional Porto Alegre

4th place Sporting Clube de Braga

5th place: RCD Espanyol de Barcelona

6th place: West Ham United

7th place: 1. FC Köln

8th place: FC Zurich

9th place: Grasshopper Club Zurich

10th place: FC Blue Stars Zurich

The awards

adidas Golden Ball: Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb)

adidas Golden Glove: Marko Zivkovic (Dinamo Zagreb)

FIFA Fair Play Award: 1. FC Köln










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Author: Nancy Parker

Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.

Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.
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