Dinamo Zagreb Win FIFA Youth Cup
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
Dinamo Zagreb’s youth side has won the prestigious 2018 FIFA Youth Cup on Thursday in Zurich.
Ten teams from all over the globe competed for the 80th edition of the Blue Stars / FIFA Youth Cup in Zurich with the Croatians succeeding Olympique Lyonnais as winners of the title.
Dinamo Zagreb, led by former player Tomislav Rukavina, beat Young Boys Bern 2-0 in the final on Thursday. Goalscorers for Dinamo in the final were Josip Šutalo and Tomislav Knežević.
In the group phase, Dinamo had victories over SC Brag (3-2), West Ham (3-0), and Blue Stars (3-0). They also drew 0-0 with Zurich.
Former Dutch international Marco van Basten presented the trophy to Dinamo’s captain.
🇭🇷@gnkdinamo claimed the #BlueStars/FIFA Youth Cup men’s title on Thursday!🙌 pic.twitter.com/pMzPGMqr2p
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) May 10, 2018
Apart from the trophy, there were also individual awards for Dinamo’s keeper Marko Živković, who won the best goalkeeper at the tournament, and Antonio Marin who won player of the tournament.
FINAL: BSC YOUNG BOYS – GNK DINAMO 0:2 (0:0)
Dinamo (4-3-3): Živković – Pranjić (44. Tomašković), Šutalo, Franjić, Čolina – Tolić, Gjira, T. Knežević – K. Gyuhyeong (44. Bagarić), R. Baturina (45. Malekinušić), Marin
Goals: 0:1 – Šutalo (28.), 0:2 – T. Knežević (39.)