UNESCO-IHE Football World Cup 2010

On July 8th, MSc and PhD participants and UNESCO-IHE Staff met on the soccer pitch for the 9th time to take part in the annual UNESCO-IHE Soccer Championship. This 12 months five teams (EuroAmerica, Vietnam, Lions of Africa, Tax-Free Employees (PhD Staff) and the Employees Crew) competed for the coveted ‘Dr. Roberto Valencia Trophy’. Below the watchful eyes of the referees, Henk Lubberding and Edwin Hes, the groups battled for more than 3 hours at the TU Delft SportCentre. At the finish of the evening, the Lions of Africa and the Tax-Free Workers managed to make it to the Last. Following taking a one- lead the Lions of Africa seemed destined to get the general title, but in the final 2nd the Tax-Totally free Employees managed to score an equalizer. What followed was a nerve-racking penalty series to decide the Champion. Following the 1st 5 penalties had not decided a winner, the sequence continued into the sudden-death phase. After much more than a dozen penalties had been taken by each and every of the two teams the Lions of Africa missed creating the Tax-Free of charge Workers the Champions for the first time in the heritage of the Tournament. In 2011 we appear forward to organizing the 10th UNSECO-IHE Football Championship. Luckily for the Staff and MSc participants, Leonardo Alfonso will have defended his PhD by then, offering the other teams hope of claiming the title. Songs copyright: Coldplay