Annual Gulangyu Cup of Xiamen was back last Saturday on Gulangyu Island`s People`s Stadium. 10 International women`s teams from all over China participated on this invitational tournament.
Opening Ceremony show was a traditional Filipino tinikling dance show held by the Filipino community of Xiamen. The Philippines being one of the 20 nationalities participating in this international invitational.
This year Gulangyu Cup collaborated with TACOS, they`ve prepared delicious burritos for both fans and participants, also XMIFC`s proud sponsor 3Horses Beer was there with Gulangyu Cup in this day. Helping fans to enjoy the beautiful day on Gulangyu Island.
The competition and level of the tournament was much higher than recent years. After a fierce competition on group stages XMIFC A, Devils FC, SWIFC A and K2Fit Kickers moved on to the semi`s. Devils FC defeated K2Fit Kickers 2-0 to move on to the finals, while SWIFC A took on XMIFC on their path. SWIFC A and Devil`s FC moved on to the finals.
In 3rd place game K2Fit Kickers defeated XMIFC A to take the 3rd place. XMIFC was placed 4th overall in the tournament an all-time high for XMIFC`s Women`s Team.
In the final SWIFC A faced Devils FC from Shenzhen. The final was won 5-2 by Shanghai Women`s International Football Club, marking their 2nd consecutive victory on Gulangyu Island.
After the games the fans meet at Tutto Benne for closing ceremony dinner to celebrate a successful tournament.
Here are the standings for all the teams.
- Shanghai Women`s International FC A
- Devil`s FC
- K2Fit Kickers
- Xiamen International FC A
- Beijing Bats
- Xiamen International FC B
- Shanghai International FC B
- Shanghai International FC C
- Baila FC