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Croatia Win International Youth Football Tournament in China

Victorious Croatian team (photo: Antonio Pavlovic)

Victorious Croatian team (photo: Antonio Pavlovic)

The Croatian U-19 football team have beaten hosts to win an invitational international tournament in China…

Croatia beat China 1-0 in their last match to wrap up the four-team China ASEAN International Youth Football tournament in Dongxing. Croatia won the tournament with 7 points after beating the Philipines 9-0 and drawing with Uzbekistan 1-1.

Croatian striker Adrian Blečić, was named player of the tournament whilst Ivan Mamut was the top scorer with four goals and Karlo Letica was named the best keeper at the tournament.

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U-19: CHINA – CROATIA 0:1 (0:1)
Dongxing
Goal scorer: 0:1 – Blečić (27′)

CROATIA: Letica, Jović (od 81′ K. Jurić), M. Jurić (46′ Anić), Kulenović, Erlić, Slunjski, Blečić (59′ Mamut), Ivanušec (59′ Markota), Turčin (90+1′ Zenko), Jakić, Travaglia. Coach: F. Milin.

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Final Standings:

1. Croatia – 7 (11:1)
2. Uzbekistan – 7 (11:2)
3. China – 3 (5:4)
4. Philipines – (0:20)

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