Strong performance of DISD football team at the U10 Dubai School Games.

January 18, 2023

Strong performance of DISD football team at the U10 Dubai School Games.

Penalty thriller decides the quarterfinal

Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck. And that little bit of luck was sadly missing for the DISD football team today, Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Shabab Al Ahil Stadium in the U10 Dubai School Games. After taking a 1-0 lead (scorer Harry) in the quarterfinal match against Aracadia, the equalizer came in the last minute of the match dominated by DISD. The decision on who would advance to the semifinals had to be sought in a gripping penalty kick thriller.

3 times scorer Matteo
Good passing game of the DISD players

Of the first three shots, each team scored twice and missed one shot each. A nerve-wracking, alternating penalty shootout ensued, which the luckier Arcadia players narrowly won 9-8. Goalkeeper Marwan shone, saving 3 shots beforehand.

Throughout the tournament, the U10 team made a very good impression. Matteo was the top scorer in the group matches with three goals. Coach Iden cheered up the initially disappointed players. "You showed a super performance and sometimes you also need a bit of luck. That's part of the sport. Take the tournament as training for next week," the coach explained.

By the way, the quarter-final opponents Arcadia won the tournament,- the more highly the very good performance of the DISD players is to be estimated. On Saturday, January 28, the next highlight awaits the DISD soccer team. It goes to the U11 World School Games in Dubai Sports City. Kick-off for the group round is at 9 am.

Goalkeeper Marwan parries the penalty kick
DISD soccer team at the U10 Dubai School Games with coach Benjamin Iden