Despite some trying weather last weekend in Tokyo, soccer fans braved the risk of getting drenched from head to toe and reported to the Samurai Blue Park in Tokyo, passion and competitive spirits ablaze, ready to kick some balls all the way into the goal, and on to Germany, in adidas' adiCup.
Out of 16 teams present, C.A. Real Tokyo founded by SOPH.'s Hirofumi Kiyonaga Bombonera's Asahi Ueda and soccer commentator Tetsuo Nakanishi (a combination of F.C. Real Bristol and Club Atlético Bombonera), took home the Tokyo championship title and will be jetting out to Germany to play with the other champions from London, New York and Berlin, to compete for a chance to attend this year's 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
C.A. Real Tokyo's victory didn't really come as a surprise, as they were the most favored team from Group B, and carried heavy weights such as former J-League player Daigo Kuroishi and former F.C. Tokyo member Jun Wada. At the finals game, C.A. Real Tokyo crushed its competition F.C. Hummer with 2-0, and secured the right to advance into the adiCup finals at Herzogenaurach.
Check out the event recap, and stay tuned for more adiCup action from London and Berlin!