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Academy Update: U-16s Cap off Stellar Participation at International Tournament in Guadeloupe

May 8, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Inter Miami CF News Release

The Inter Miami CF Academy presented by Baptist Health recently was in action at the Tournoi International U-16 in Guadeloupe, which took place in the Caribbean island from May 1 to 4. The international competition featured 16 top youth sides from around the world and saw our U-16s finish as runners up after the team's stellar performance throughout the tournament.

Group Stage

Inter Miami featured in Group C alongside Brazilian side Fluminense and Guadeloupean teams Pôle Espoirs Cerfa and Cap Excellence. In the first group stage game, our Academy's U-16 team earned a resounding 5-0 win over Cap Excellence.

Our Academy's U-16 side then earned a 1-1 draw against Pôle Espoirs Cerfa, before closing out the group stage fixtures with an important 1-0 win over Fluminense. With a record of two wins and a draw, inter Miami topped Group C and advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Knockout Rounds

Following the group stage, our U-16s kicked off the knockout rounds with a 3-0 win over CARL in quarterfinals. The semifinals then presented a second matchup for the team against Fluminense in the tournament, with Inter Miami clinching its place in the final after earning the win in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in regulation.

In the final, our Academy's U-16 team narrowly fell 1-0 against French outfit Olympique Lyonnais and finished the tournament as runners up after the team's strong performances throughout the competition.

For additional coverage of our teams, you can follow our Academy's journey online via X @InterMiamiAcad and Instagram @InterMiamiCFAcademy!

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