Date: October 23 & 24, 2010
Place: Duesserldorf, Germany

The KOA visited Germany for the second time after Cologne 2005. This time they traveled a little further to the north to Duesseldorf, where the organizers Oliver, Volker, Frederic and Cornelius promised everyone an excellent weekend in the tradition of perfect German organization.

In this 10th Kick Off 2 World Cup, which was also the 20th anniversary of the great game, one of the game makers and pioneers of the KOA, Steve Screech, returned after 8 years of absence to honor us with his presence. Accompanied by his son Cameron, he received an appreciation award and promised to return in the future.


Although the top two players made it to the final as expected, there were many surprises and first occurrences in this competition. Dagh Nielsen became the first player from Denmark to win the Kick Off 2 world cup as put an end to the Italo-Greek reign that began in 2003. He was also the top scorer of the tournament with 9.50 goals per game, a solid 2.50 more than the seconds Gianni and Ektoras, the biggest difference in goal average ever. Gianni Torchio settled for the second place after two consecutive gold medals, the first man to reach 6 medals in world cups. Ektoras Kapsoulis won the bronze medal for the first time and became the 5th Greek to reach a semi-final. And for the first time ever, four countries were represented in the semi-finals. Simon King in his first WC appeareance won the Best Defense trophy, the second time this award goes to England. Lorenzo Lozito won the Silver Cup after putting an end to Rodolfo's three year dynasty, while another newcomer, Michael Gebler, went home with the Bronze Cup.

 

Note: 45 players were divided into one groups of 12 and three groups of 11. The top four players from each group qualified to the World Cup Groups, those who finished in places 5-8 competed for places 17-32 in the Silver Cup Groups, while those who finished in places 7-12 faced played for places 33-46 in the Bronze Cup. Steve Screech joined the Bronze Cup Group on Sunday.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals in the finals (Click to enlarge):

 

 










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