Paris Saint Germain (PSG) Academy Qatar beat Oman’s Juventus Academy on penalties in the final to win the GCC Cup.
After playing rounds 1 through 3 in Oman, Bahrain and Dubai, PSG Academy Qatar hosted Round 4 of the GCC Cup Series on their home field at the University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST).
The GCC Cup is an International Premier League Youth Football Tournament for players 9-17 years of age.
The victory win was made possible by a brilliant save of Daniel Malek (13), also named and awarded Goalkeeper of the Tournament.
The tournament welcomed teams from Bahrain (Juventus), Abu Dhabi (Manchester City), Dubai (IJF Academy) and Oman (Juventus) to participate in 2 days of intense football.
Didier Domi, PSG Academy Technical Advisor stated, “It’s an honour being the first academy in Qatar to host a Youth Academy international tournament. We continuously look for avenues to push the boundaries of youth football in the region.”
GCC Cup organiser Andrew Collins said, “The GCC Cup aims to expose kids to different football cultures. We are lucky to be in a region where travel is so easy, allowing limitless opportunities for football. The GCC Cup is currently present in Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and the UAE with plans to expand further within the region - Qatar Being one of the prime hosting locations.”