2009–2011 International Challenge Trophy

The 2009–11 International Challenge Trophy was the third edition of the International Challenge Trophy. Originally, 12 teams were expected to enter the competition. Hungary, however, withdrew before any draw was made.[1] The draw for the competition took place on 28 August 2009 in Dublin. Teams were placed into three groups, two of four teams and one of three.[2] The three group winners and the best runner up then qualified for the semi-finals. Portugal eventually emerged as the winners after defeating England C in the final.

Group AEdit

MatchesEdit

  Malta U-231–3  Italy Lega Pro U-21
(Report)
Malta

  Romania U-230–0  Italy Lega Pro U-21
(Report)
Romania

  Belgium U-231–0  Malta U-23
(Report)
Belgium

  Belgium U-231–0  Romania U-23
(Report)
Belgium

  Malta U-230–4  Romania U-23
(Report)
Malta

  Italy Lega Pro U-214–1  Belgium U-23
(Report)
Italy

Final TableEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Italy Lega Pro U-21 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 7
2   Belgium U-23 3 2 0 1 3 4 -1 6
3   Romania U-23 3 1 1 1 4 1 -3 4
4   Malta U-23 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7 0

Group BEdit

MatchesEdit


  Estonia U-230–1  Republic of Ireland U-23
(Report) 42 Shaun Williams
Tallinn, Estonia
Referee: Eiko Saar (Estonia)

  Estonia U-230–1  England C
(Report)
Estonia

Final TableEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   England C 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
2   Republic of Ireland U-23 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
3   Estonia U-23 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0

Group CEdit

MatchesEdit

  Poland U-230–0  Portugal U-23
(Report)
Poland


  Portugal U-237–2  Wales Semi Pro
(Report)
Portugal


  Portugal U-232–0  Northern Ireland U-23
(Report)

  Wales Semi Pro0–2  Poland U-23
(Report)
Wales

Final TableEdit

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Portugal U-23 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7
2   Northern Ireland U-23 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   Poland U-23 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4   Wales Semi Pro 3 0 1 2 4 11 -7 1

Semi-FinalsEdit

  England C1–0  Belgium U-23
7 Matthew Barnes-Homer (Report)
Attendance: 2,315

  Italy Lega Pro U-212–3
(aet)
  Portugal U-23
(Report)
Italy

FinalEdit

  England C0–1  Portugal U-23
(Report) 63 Yohan Tavares
Attendance: 1,517

  England C: Preston Edwards; Lee Vaughan, Connor Franklin (Matty Blair 65), Rob Atkinson, Max Porter, Michael Wilde (Josh Coulson 73), Andy Mangan, Danny Rose (Jack Byrne 81), George Donnelly, Josh Simpson (Reece Styche 71), Sean Clancy

Coach:Paul Fairclough

  Portugal U-23  : Hugo Ventura; João Gonçalves, Daniel Carriço, Yohan Tavares, Tiago Pinto (André Marques 84); Nuno Coelho, Yannick Djaló (Rui Sampaio 90), André Castro (Yazalde Pinto 75), Carlos Saleiro (Vítor Gomes 75); André Santos, Pizzi (Daniel Candeias, 84)

ReferencesEdit