This year the Friendly Cup welcomed Adecco for the first time, joining teams from NSK, Keidanren, the 3 BEFC teams - Spain, Britain and the International all stars.
Blessed with beautiful sunshine, the futsal matched the occasion, each game played in a great spirit. The early pace setters in the tournament were the Spanish team mixing there ticker tracker style with some more direct moves and finding the back of the net from all angles. The Keidanren and NSK found it difficult to get those vital goals with NSK just shading the honours to clinch 5th place in the standings.
Adecco brought a large squad and mixed up the side through the day. A last touch equaliser in the league game against the Brits showed what they could do finishing 4th in the league. In the 3rd place play off decider the Brits were looking to make certain of the win, but Adecco had other ideas. They showed their skill and speed to edge the win and climb to 3rd place overall.
Throughout the tournament the International team had also been scoring a lot of goals, and also showing their metal in a hard fought draw against the Brits which secured their spot in the final.
The scene was set for Spain (last years winners) and International to entertain the crowd and that is just what they did. A terrific final - with International stepping up to take the Friendly Cup for the first time.
41 great goals in 18 matches of fun and intense futsal made for a successful tournament. Thank you to all the players and spectators for making it an enjoyable tournament.
You can view more photos of the event on the BEFC Facebook page's Friendly Cup 2015 Album.
We'll add more to the album as they come in.