KFV Segeberg continues to achieve success in Gothia Cup. This time it was the team in Girls 13 category. The Germans could defeat Marin FC from USA after a thrilling penalty shootout. (4–1, 0–0 a.ft) KFV Segeberg went trough the tournament without conceding any goal.
The first 11-a side final of the day started in a quite slow pace. The teams were struggling to find any scoring chances but without any success. It was KFV Segeberg who had a little bit advantage in terms of possession.
The Germans kept pressure with the possession but it was quite easy for the Americans to clear the ball from the danger. The both teams had before the final conceded any goal in the tournament and it was there not a big surprise that the first half ended goalless.
The second half continued in the sam way. Tight defense with a lot of tough challenges on the pitch, but still a fair and well played game.
Thanks to a great defense from both teams, the game had to be determined with penalty shootout.
In the penalty shootout, it was the German team who had best nerves. By scoring four out of four penalties while Marin FC missed two, it wast the KFV Segeberg who could put their hands on the trophy. Big hero was the goalkeeper Anneke Klaas and the center defender, Beke Stoner, who scored the last penalty.
“It feels great. It is my first time here in Gothenburg. I was nervous before the penalties and I don’t have any specific tactic. Now we are going to celebrate with a bus trough the city and then celebrate with the girls from our club”, says Anneke Klaas.