On October 12th and 13th at Green Canal, IE Football Club organized the 4th IE GrassRoot Soccer Tournament. Football teams of IE, IE Alumni, IESE, INSEAD and LBS were in Madrid to compete against each other in the 2013 edition of the tournament.
There was a first phase, in which all teams played against each other, followed by semi-finals among the best four and then the final. In total, 31 goals were scored in 13 exciting matches. This year the trophy went to France, as INSEAD became the champion after beating IESE in an thrilling final match that finished 0 – 0, followed by a penalty kicks dispute (4 – 3 for INSEAD).
Both IE and IE Alumni got to the semifinals but lost to INSEAD and IESE, respectively (1 – 0 and 0 – 0 (4 – 3 PK). But most importantly, all teams had fun playing football and enjoyed the opportunity to network with students from different business schools.
We are also pleased to announce that 3000$ raised during the tournament will be donated to GrassRoot Soccer organization which uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV.
You can check the photos of this fantastic weekend HERE.