Team Italia took the title of the 2019 Dongguan World Cup Championship on December 10 in a fierce match against Spain-Latin at the Jianda Football Park. The final score was 4-2. Brazil beat out Nigeria, 4-0, taking home Bronze.
The Dongguan World Cup started on October 15 and was composed of seven teams: Brazil Team, Dongguan Tian’an, International F.C., Team Italia, Nigeria Victorious Team, Spain-Latin Team and Team U.K.
Fausto Costa, from Spain-Latin, received the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals throughout the season, 10 in total. International F.C. took home the Friendship Award for their consistent display of sportsmanship, and Alessandro Mereu from Team Italia received the Best Player of the Year Award.
Another DG World Cup will begin in April. All teams agreed to play as well as additional teams according to Stefanie Rao, founder and organizer of the Dongguan World Cup.
“The players from all seven teams built a stronger community, shared more information and built up more friendships,” she said.