FFAA 2009 Mens Grand Final Report


IRAQ (NZ) are the FFAA 2009 Open Men’s National Interstate Club Champions – Tuesday, January 27, 2009

IRAQ (NZ) beat Black Knights 4/2 in the Grand Final.

Iraq and Black Knights

In front of a vocal crowd the game was played at a fast end to end pace. The IRAQ side went in as underdogs with the Black Knights having beaten them during the rounds and entering the Grand Final underfeated.

In the begining it looked as though the Knights were going to continue on their winning way when they went to an early 1-0 lead. However, the IRAQ side led by a determined captain – Ahmed Khayyat – never gave up and they played some brillant soccer in a high paced 10 minutes that saw them run to a 4-1 lead.

The Knights had their opportunities to bring the game level but the defence of the IRAQ side saw the ball cleared from the goal line time and time again. The Knights only penetrated the goal once more with the game ending 4-2 to the excited IRAQ side.

Source : Futsal 5 A-Side Australia
Published : 2/2/2009

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