Shakhtar U-12 in Children’s Champions Cup!

06-06-14 17:10:10

Shakhtar Academy’s U-12 team spectacularly completed their performance in the qualifying round of the international competition Lukoil Children's Champions Cup, which was held in the capital of Romania.

In the final, Ihor Ryabov’s charges defeated their counterparts from Moldova’s Zimbru 4-0. Moreover, the organizers named at once two representatives of the Donesk side the competition’s best players: Rodion Plaksa and Denys Svityukha.

The Pitmen’s head coach Ihor Ryabov appreciated his players’ performance in the qualifying round of the Children's Champions Cup:

- The boys tried really hard. Everyone worried and wanted to make it to the final part. Of course, there were times when something did not work, but they had the strength to correct the mistakes. It resulted in our victory.

Now the Orange-and-Blacks are to play in the Champions Cup finals within their age group, which will be held from 28 to 31 August in Istanbul. Shakhtar will take on Tottenham Hotspur (England), PAOK (Greece),  Malmo (Sweden) and others.

- Of course, it will be very interesting to meet with the representatives of Greece and especially England, that happens not so often - says Ihor Ryabov. - First of all, we try to bring up the players for the first team of Shakhtar. All our guys dream about it! So the participation in this competition is very important to them.

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/lukoilchildrenschampionscup

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