AJAX winner 29th International Marveld Tournament
After a quiet start it soon turned very busy on the third and final day of the tournament. The wonderful football weather pulled many people towards the sports park.
The level of football played was once again high. With teams from so many different countries it was a pleasure to see the varied styles of play and to compare them.
FC Barcelona won the half final 2-0 from Feyenoord and Ajax beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-0. The finale of the 29th International Marveld Tournament was watched by a large audience and they saw FC Barcelona play against Ajax. A great match, a real finale. In the end Ajax turned out to be the strongest and won the match 3-1.
Just like every year the sportsmanship of the teams is taken into account. This got rewarded with the Fair Play Cup. This year the team of Bayern 04 Leverkusen won the cup, and head of arbitration, Karel van den Heuvel, handed it over to the captain of the team.
Before handing over the cup to the tournament winner several other prices were awarded. Devin Remie, number 16 of Feyenoord, was awarded best goalkeeper, partly because of his wonderful saves e.g. during the half finale game and the fact that he bravely and courageously defended the goal. Dillon Hoogewerf, number 9 of Ajax, was awarded best player and turned out to be top scorer. He is very fast and skilled, his goals were like candy to the eyes and he was very strong in small spaces. He was the absolute top scorer of the tournament with 9 goals.
Final end result:
2. FC Barcelona
3. Bayer 04 Leverkusen
5. Atlético Madrid
6. Red Bull Brasil
8. PAOK FC
10. FC Twente
11. s.v. Grol
12. Korea FL