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Team Italy lift Phesa World Cup

Team Italy lift Phesa World Cup
Team Italy along with the trophy and citation after the prize distribution ceremony.
Correspondent Kohima, Aug 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/16/2018 1:41:39 PM IST

Team Italy beat Spain 3-1 via penalty to lift the Phesa World Cup here at St Paul stadium, Phesama on August 15 evening.

The match ended in a stalemate after Kedikhrie Zashumo managed to strike for the team Italy in the last 30 seconds during the second half.  Earlier, Neisaleto had scored a goal for Team Spain during the first half in the 25th minute.  In the penalty shootout, Italians won via tiebreaker 3-1.

Earlier, Spain beat Japan in the semifinals to advance to finals while Italy beat Argentina to reach finals both matches via tie breaker.

Vimetsito Motonyii of Japan team received the Golden Glove, Neisaleto Kuotsu of Spain team with six goals received the Golden Boot and Kevi Chuse from team Italy received the Golden Ball award. Neikehiezo Khale from Spain team was conferred the Young Player award. The trophies along with cash prizes were distributed by the special guest.

Special guest, Vito-o Kuotsu, president, Phesama Youth Organization, speaking at the closing function encouraged players to passionately practice and advance the game to reach greater platforms. He also stated that the tournament is a good time to select the best players from different teams to represent the village for other tournaments in the coming days.

While stating that the village needed a spacious and quality playground, he urged elders, educated mass and concerned villagers to look into the matter.

The function was chaired by Thejanguzo Zashumo and benediction was pronounced by Rokolhoubei Chuse. 

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