Date: November 1 & 2, 2014
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark

Despite the presence of one of the greatest players in the world in it, Dagh Nielsen, Denmark was never considered a traditional Kick Off Association country. In fact, it was a Norwegian who took over the main responsibilities of the organization, Jorn Flagtvedt, assisted by the Swede Jacob Kofoed. Although not many native players attended, the event enjoyed several more players than the year before.

The level of Kick Off played in this tournament was unparalleled, with almost 9 whole goals scored in every game. Gianni Torchio returned in his throne after two years and became the first player with four gold medals, undefeated and taking the Top Scorer and Best Defense award back home. The runner-up was Fabio Fichera in his first ever final, who got there after a sensational semi-final against Dagh that you just had to be there to believe it. The great Dane had to settle for the fourth place, as neither of them had any energy left after that match, therefore the bronze medal went to Alkis Polyrakis who had managed to leave Gianluca Troiano out of the semi-finals for the first time. The Silver Cup went to Ektoras Kapsoulis, Jorg Panhorst received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Shirt of Shame went to Holland and Gunther Wening.

A nice instance during the event was a visit from a Sensible Soccer delegation, who were competing in a tournament of their own nearby. The two parties played some friendly games and discussed the merits of their favorite games.

 

Note: 26 players were divided into two groups of 13. The top four players from each group qualified to the World Cup Groups, while the rest competed in the Silver Cup Group.


 

 

 

The players were put into three groups, depending on their Round 1 performance. The top four positions of each World Cup group qualified to the quarter finals, the top four positions of each Silver Cup group qualified to the Silver Cup semi finals and the rest competed in classification matches.

 

 

 

 
 

Goals in the finals (Click to enlarge):

 

 










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