By Peter Hinsch
The World Cup 6ers is an amateur football tournament held in Jakarta in which teams from all over the world compete. Each team has six players and games are played on a pitch one third the size of a normal football pitch. The main purpose of the event is to provide a fun day out for the whole family in an atmosphere of friendly rivalry. The results are really not important, but the competition is fierce and players are imbued with a strong sense of national pride, playing their best but maintaining sportsmanship at all times.
This year’s tournament was played on April 21 at the German school in BSD/Serpong from 8:30am until 6pm and was perfectly organised by Andre Domnowsky from the German team.
The title sponsor of the tournament was PT. Cremer Indonesia, a German company
active in the field of commodity trading. Beers were provided by La Vera and
German food and sausages were provided by Mamas. The stage was set, and although the sky turned dark at times, the rain stayed away and the games were all completed on schedule. A total of 19 teams joined the competition in two groups and the top four teams of each group advanced to the quarter finals.
Group A: Iran – Indonesia – China – France – Morocco – Scotland – Japan – Bangladesh –
Group B: Portugal – Ireland – Germany – Denmark – Netherlands – Wales – Spain – New
Zealand – Brazil – Chile
After the first round playoffs, eight teams remained and played each other for a place in the semi-finals. The scores were as follows:
Morocco 1 Netherlands 2
France 1 Spain 0
Germany 0 Indonesia 2
Chile 2 Japan 2 (Japan won after extra time and penalties)
The victorious four went on to the semi finals with the following results:
Netherland 2 Indonesia 1
Japan 2 France 1
Before the final, there was a playoff for third place which resulted in a victory for Indonesia:
Indonesia 3 France 1
And to close the day, the grand final between the Netherlands and Japan:
Netherlands 3 Japan 2
Congratulations to the 2018 world champions the Netherlands, to second place Japan and to third place Indonesia.
The Fair Play Cup went to New Zealand, who played with three ladies on the team.
The Fun Cup for the most joyful team went to Brazil.
The Player of the Tournament credit went to Iwan Kip of the Netherlands team.
All teams received a framed certificate of participation.
The winners of previous tournaments were Indonesia (2006), Germany (2010),
Iran (2012) and Chile (2014).
The Rp10 million profit raised by the tournament was donated to Lestari
Sayang Orphanage. A big “thank you” to the people who made this tournament possible, to the title sponsor and to all participants. We look forward to the next tournament.