Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2018

9 - 10 May

Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup 2018

Dinamo Zagreb crowned Blue Stars champions

  • Dinamo Zagreb win 80th edition of Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup
  • 2-0 victory in the final over Young Boys Bern
  • Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb)​​ voted player of the tournament

MEN’S TOURNAMENT REVIEW - The 80th edition of the Blue Stars / FIFA Youth Cup was won by Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia, who defeated Young Boys Bern 2-0 in the final to lift the trophy for the first time in their history. Josip Sutalo and Tomislav Knezevic scored the goals that saw Zagreb win the tournament at their fourth attempt and follow on from last year’s winners Olympique Lyon.

Third place went to Internacional Porto Alegre, who edged past Braga from Portugal 1-0. The last time that the Brazilians took part in the tournament some 20 years ago, they made it all the way to the final. For debutants Braga meanwhile, fourth place was an excellent result.

The team of the tournament was definitely Dinamo Zagreb. The Croats remained undefeated in five matches, with a 0-0 draw against FC Zurich in the group stages the nearest they came to a blemish over the two days. Their four other games ended in victories, with 11 goals scored and just two conceded.

Thursday’s results
Match for 9th place
Grasshopper Club 2-0 FC Blue Stars

Match for 7th place
FC Koln 4-1 FC Zurich

Match for 5th place
Espanyol Barcelona 2-0 West Ham United

Match for 3rd place
SC Internacional 1-0 SC Braga

Final
BSC Young Boys 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb

What they said
"We played really well. Some of the best teams in Europe, if not the world, were taking part. I’m so proud of our performance at this tournament and we’re over the moon with our win!"
Marko Zivkovic (Goalkeeper, Dinamo Zagreb)

Men’s overall standings
Winners: Dinamo Zagreb
2nd place: BSC Young Boys Bern
3rd place: S.C. Internacional Porto Alegre
4th place Sporting Clube de Braga
5th place: RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
6th place: West Ham United
7th place: 1. FC Köln
8th place: FC Zurich
9th place: Grasshopper Club Zurich
10th place: FC Blue Stars Zurich

The awards
adidas Golden Ball: Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb)
adidas Golden Glove: Marko Zivkovic (Dinamo Zagreb)
FIFA Fair Play Award: 1. FC Köln

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