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Phuket International Soccer Sevens kick off

Phuket International Soccer Sevens kick off

FOOTBALL: Over 90 teams are vying for a share of five titles in the Phuket International Soccer Sevens which started last weekend and will conclude with the finals on Sunday (November 25).

By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Thursday 22 November 2012, 04:38PM

The event, which is in it’s 10th year, is also hosting the 7th annual Andaman International Soccer 7’s, a parallel league that pits several clubs in different age brackets – all of them taking part in seven-a-side matches.

The teams hail from over 20 different countries, including China, Australia, The Netherlands, France, and Germany.

This is also the first year the tournament also includes a women’s bracket, with seven teams competing. Three of the women’s teams come from Australia, while the others are a mix of expats and Asians from Thailand, the UAE, and Hong Kong.

“We are happy to finally have enough teams for the women’s soccer sevens, it’s been years in the making but it can only grow from here,” said co-organiser Alain Brulfert.

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Several local teams are participating, including Super Six champions Morning Star.

The Phuket International Soccer Sevens has both the open and masters over-40 brackets, while the Andaman Soccer Sevens has both the open and masters over-35 brackets. An awards ceremony is scheduled for November 25 at Patong Resort.

The Phuket News is an event sponsor.

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