Scotland’s Cerebral Palsy National Team Top World Championships Group

Scotland have made a great start to the IFCPF World Championships, with a 100% record seeing them through to the semi-finals reports Thomas McCann.

Photo Credit: Scotland National CP Football Team

Scotland’s Cerebral Palsy National Team have made a strong start in the IFCPF World Championships, winning all three group games against Chile, Italy and South Korea.

The tournament, held in Sardinia this year, brings together national teams from around the world for footballers with cerebral palsy, as well as stroke and acquired brain injuries. The 7-a-side teams will all be hoping to progress in the tournament, but it is no secret that this Scotland side are among the best outfits this year.

Jamie Mitchell, who is captaining the Scotland team at this year’s tournament, spoke about how well the team have been doing so far, and what the goal is for the world championships.

“We only come here to win…we’ve played in major tournaments before and we’ve played on the biggest stage.”

“We know where we should be, we had to come to this tournament, and it’s been a great tournament…we’ve got our eyes set on taking this team to the future.”

Even though Mitchell has spoken of the pride he has in leading the team, he made it clear that the squad is full of players with the same winning mentality.

“We spend a lot of time together…a big base of this team has been together since 2012, you’re going away but you’re going away with your friends and you’re enjoying it.”

“We’ve built a real good harmony amongst the squad and it’s been really good to be involved in.”

This competition is the team’s first major tournament since 2016, and their strong showing sees them be the only team in the competition with a 100% record.

Scotland will now face Group B runners-up Japan today at 2pm as they look to book their place in the final. The game is free and available to watch on the link below from 1:45pm.

Scotland versus Japan link: https://youtu.be/40YnWaDXG3U

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