Bend it like Fogel?
Round 1: Each player got to choose the country they
were representing in the debut of soccer at WBC. The following
countries were paired against each other in the first round opening
Germany vs Slovak Republic
Antarctica vs Ireland
Tajikistan vs USSR
Italy vs England
Canada vs Tunisia
Trinidad & Tobago vs Brazil
France vs Sweden
Dominican Republic vs Finland
Hungary vs Boovet Island
There were some interesting results. Canada advanced on penalty
kicks and Brazil needed OT to dispose of Trinidad & Tobago.
Round 2: With the riff-raff dismissed, these games
narrowed the field to the serious contenders:
3 Antarctica - Dan Dolan
0 Slovak Rep. - Rich Irving
1 Tajkstan - Andres Dunn
2 England - Bob Runnicles
6 Canada - Lannce Fogel
2 Brazil - Danny Lewis
4 Sweden - Andy Lewis
1 Dominican Republic - Ron Wuerth
Bye: Hungary - Mark Love
Round 3: The competitors started smelling wood.
England - 3
Sweden - 2
This was a tight struggle with the English scoring late to
clinch the win and send Lewis packing.
Antarctica - 2
Hungary - 1
The Hungarians make it close and score the first goal on the
Deep South Penguins who nonetheness revover with the aid of their
The remaining rounds were played at the Lancaster War Memorial
Stadium in front of a screaming multitude estimated at five or
six crazed fans.
Round 4: England plays Canada for the right to face
Antarctica for the first WBC soccer trophy. In an epic game Canada
scores in the final two minutes of regulation to beat the English
Elk 3-2 and advance to a date with the waiting Penguins.
The Final pitted two cold weather squads playing in the 100+
degree heat of Lancaster in August. Hardly what either was accustomed
the blood was swept off the field it was Lance Fogel's Canadians
crushing the Antarcticans 5-1.
Lance captured the first WBC Street Soccer title by averaging
4+ goals a game. His high powered offense stormed through the
field. Already the world is training for the next go round.