Tucuman 1 (ARG) – Vidar FK 1 (NOR) 2-0 (5-3)
’I hope to see you in the final.’
That is what the head of Dana Cup, Jette Andersen, told Tucuman and Liverpool FC on Monday, when the mayor of Hjørring, Arne Boelt welcomed the two teams in the town hall.
On Friday Argentinian Tucuman fulfilled Jette Andersen’s wish and even managed to win the final in the club’s first visit to the Dana Cup.
After four minutes of play, Tucuman was 2-0 in front and seemed to have won the game but, in just two golden minutes in the second half, Vidar equalised. However, Tucuman scored again and in only a few minutes the score went from 2-2 to 4-2. Yet, once again Vidar managed to bring excitement into a very entertaining game, when the Norwegians equalised with five minutes left. Tucuman’s goal in stoppage time was only adornment. Super game by both teams.
On the other side of the centreline Fortuna Hjørring’s head coach was obviously more satisfied.
‘ When the players come to me, I expect, not least, that the technical skills are all right. We continue practicing skills, but certainly also tactical understanding,’ he emphasises. Having won the game, Fortuna Hjørring plays the final in G17 tonight in Nord Energi Arena.
Frederikssund FB (DEN) – Cantalao (PER) 5 – 2 (1-1)
Cantalao from Peru has proud traditions in the Dana Cup. The South Americans won class B11 in 2016 and have won that class four times. Apparently, the Danish boys from Frederikssund did not know that.
They played a great game based on technical skills and a good tactical understanding, totally without respect for their opponents and, thus, already went in front 1-0 after six minutes of play. However, five minutes before half time, Cantalao equalised with a perfect header.
Just one minute into the second half, the story repeated itself. Due to a well-played attack, Frederikssund went in front again but only a couple of minutes later Cantalao equalised. Then the best player of the match, Frederikssund’s number 10, took control of the game. Scoring a real hat trick, he clearly underlined the Danish dominance, so Frederikssund deservedly won the match 5-2.
Kreis Cloppenburg NFV (GER) – Minsk FC (BLR) 3 – 4 after extra time (2-1)
The fortunes of battle fluctuated. An old worn phrase in football but, nevertheless, it fits well to describe the first final between Kreis Cloppenburg NFV from Germany and Minsk FC from Belarus.
From the very beginning of the game, the Belarusians put a lot of pressure on the opponents and, actually, dominated the game until the Germans scored after 11 minutes of play. Six minutes later they went in front 2-0, but when Minsk scored one minute before half time, the game changed. Consequently, Minsk FC equalised one minute into the second half.
After 28 minutes Kreis Cloppenburg scored again from the distance, but five minutes later Minsk equalised again, and as nobody scored again, the game went into extra time.
In extra time Minsk FC won the game when the captain, one of the best players of the game, scored.
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‘The spirit at Dana Cup is super and the weather seems to behave,’ the players say.
‘Germany definitely! Fingers crossed! But it’s really impressive that four players from Fortuna Hjørring are on the national team, so we will also keep our fingers crossed a bit for them. Especially, since the population in Denmark and also Hjørring is quite small, it is quite impressive.’
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The Danes quickly took control of the match and, as a consequence, the Danish team won 4-1.
Amma FC Brings Girls Together
‘Prior to Dana Cup we organise a tournament, where we gather the best players from all over the country and, then, we pick the best,’ explains Mrs Poonan Rawat, who coaches the girls together with Mr Juan.
‘Dana Cup is a great experience for the girls and, as a matter of fact, five to seven of them also participated last year. The girls come from good families and pay for most of the trip themselves. Indian girls’ football is growing but, unfortunately, does not attract many sponsors,’ Poonan Rawat adds. By taking part in Dana Cup Amma FC helps promoting Indian girls’ football.
Laundry Open 24 Hours a Day
It costs 100 kr. to have one’s shirt, shorts and socks washed and 150 kr. for a tracksuit.
‘We never say no and if more rain means more work, we simply ask for more time telling the customers to return in four hours or when the washing is done,’ they say.