2007–09 International Challenge Trophy

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The 2007–09 International Challenge Trophy was the second edition of the International Challenge Trophy. It was contested by eight teams which were divided into two groups of four. The two group winners - Belgium U-21 and England C qualified for the final. Belgium U-21 won the competition after beating England C 2-0 in the final.[1]

Group A[edit]

Matches[edit]


14 November 2007
Italy Italy Lega Pro U-21 4–2 Wales Wales Semi Pro
9 Dionisi
47 60 Sarno
55 Oliveiri
(Report) 76 Edwards
81 Price


2 April 2008
Finland Finland U-23 2–1 Italy Italy Lega Pro U-21
41 Perovuo
65 Hetemaj
(Report) 85 pen Vincenzo Pepe

12 November 2008
Italy Italy Lega Pro U-21 2–2 England England C
36 Dionisi
71 Statella
(Report) 58 Simpson
82 James Constable

18 November 2008
Wales Wales Semi Pro 0–1 Finland Finland U-23
(Report) Petrescu

Final Table[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 England England C 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
2 Finland Finland U-23 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
3 Italy Italy Lega Pro U-21 3 1 1 1 7 6 -1 4
4 Wales Wales Semi Pro 3 0 0 3 3 7 -4 0

Group B[edit]

Matches[edit]


11 December 2007
Belgium Belgium U-23 2–1 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U-23
58 Hubert
85 Lutun
(Report) 46 Peter Thompson

25 March 2008
Slovenia Slovakia U-23 1–1 Belgium Belgium U-23
83 Skutka (Report) 4 pen Servais
Prievidza, Slovakia



Final Table[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Belgium Belgium U-23 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
2 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland U-23 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3 Slovenia Slovakia U-23 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 4
4 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U-23 3 0 0 3 1 4 -3 0

Final[edit]

19 May 2009
England England C 0–1 Belgium Belgium U-23
(Report) 64 Capon
Kassam Stadium, Oxford, England
Attendance: 2,842
Referee: Mark Whitby (Wales)

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