PDO team makes final at FIFCO football event

Omani oil firm's football team beats several other international rivals in strong run to final of tournament.

PDO's football team celebrates its impressive performance.
PDO's football team celebrates its impressive performance.

Petroleum Development Oman’s (PDO) football team has finished as the runner-up after representing Oman at the inaugural World Corporate Champions Cup held in Montreal, Canada.

The International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO) World Corporate Champions Cup attracted teams from 16 countries drawn from the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the five-a-side competition.  

Having won the Oman qualifying competition in May, the PDO team topped its group in Canada ahead of sides from Ireland, Tunisia and Romania before beating corporate teams from Morocco and Italy in the knock-out stages.

The PDO outfit was finally beaten in the final at the end of the three-day competition by a strong team from Mexico. However, PDO production planner Qassim Al Riyami was named the tournament’s best player.

PDO managing director Raoul Restucci congratulated the players saying: “The team demonstrated skill, stamina and a superb collective drive to succeed and I am sure can go one better when the tournament is held again in two years’ time!”


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