Wembley Cup

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Wembley Cup
Founded 2009
Region Europe
Current champions Scotland Celtic (First title)
Most successful club(s) Scotland Celtic (One title)

The Wembley Cup is an invitational football tournament. The first edition of the tournament took place between 24 and 26 July 2009 at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.[1] The winning team was Celtic, ahead of FC Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Al-Ahly.[2][3] Each team played two matches, with three points awarded for a win and one point for a draw. Each goal was rewarded with a point and each one conceded saw a point deducted.[1][4]

Wembley Cup 2009[edit]

Day 1[edit]

24 July 2009
17:15 BST
Celtic Scotland 5 – 0 Egypt Al-Ahly
Donati Goal 31'
McDonald Goal 39' (pen.)58'
Maloney Goal 49'
Killen Goal 83'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 57,932
Referee: Lee Probert

24 July 2009
20:00 BST
Barcelona Spain 1 – 1 England Tottenham Hotspur
Bojan Goal 32' Report Livermore Goal 83'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 57,932
Referee: Mark Halsey

Day 2[edit]

26 July 2009
13:15 BST
Al-Ahly Egypt 1 – 4 Spain Barcelona
El-Agazy Goal 31' Report Bojan Goal 16'
Rueda Goal 41'
Jeffrén Goal 56'
Pedro Goal 67'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 64,562
Referee: Chris Foy

26 July 2009
16:00 BST
Tottenham Hotspur England 0 – 2 Scotland Celtic
Report Killen Goal 9'
Samaras Goal 40'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 64,562
Referee: Alan Wiley

Standings[edit]

P Team Games W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Scotland Celtic 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 13
2 Spain Barcelona 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 7
3 England Tottenham Hotspur 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2 –1
4 Egypt Al-Ahly 2 0 0 2 1 9 −8 –8

Goalscorers[edit]

Goals Player Team
2 Australia Scott McDonald Scotland Celtic
Spain Bojan Krkić Spain Barcelona
New Zealand Chris Killen Scotland Celtic
1 Italy Massimo Donati Scotland Celtic
Egypt Hany El-Agazy Egypt Al-Ahly
Scotland Shaun Maloney Scotland Celtic
England Jake Livermore England Tottenham Hotspur
Spain Pedro Rodríguez Spain Barcelona
Spain José Manuel Rueda Spain Barcelona
Spain Jeffrén Suárez Spain Barcelona
Greece Georgios Samaras Scotland Celtic

Subsequent tournaments[edit]

In the last match of the inaugural Wembley Cup, it was announced that the success of the tournament had encouraged organisers to confirm a second edition of the competition in the summer of 2010.[5] However the 2010 tournament did not take place and the Wembley Cup has not been staged again.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Agencies wanted for inaugural Wembley Cup tournament". PRWeek. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Celtic Beat Tottenham Hotspur To Lift Inaugural Wembley Cup". Goal.com. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Celtic claim Wembley Cup". FIFA.com. FIFA. 26 July 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Celtic to become first Scottish side to appear at new Wembley". guardian.co.uk (Guardian News and Media). 23 April 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Register your details for future Tournaments[dead link] The Wembley Cup

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