Sealand Cup VIII

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Sealand Cup VIII
Tournament details
Season(s) 20 (12th Sealand)
Teams 15
Final positions
Champions Netherlands Kings Squad
(2nd title)
Runner-up Netherlands Sturky
Semi-finalists Netherlands Iron Maiden's Troopers
Netherlands SV Spakenburg 
Tournament statistics
Matches played 26 
Goals scored 119 (4.58 per match)
Top scorer Rindert van de Hoek
(7 goals)
VII IX

Sealand Cup VIII was the eighth edition of the Sealand Cup, the friendly competition of the Sealand federation and was held in (Dutch) season 20. The final was held at Stade de Savoie on 14 March 2007, where defending champions Kings Squad defeated Sturky 3–2 after a golden goal.

Participating teams

15 teams participated in Sealand Cup VIII, including only one of the previous champions; title holder Kings Squad. SV Spakenburg made their début.

Team Manager Participation Best Result
Netherlands De Houtense Boys Voorzitter 3rd Group Stage (V, VII)
Netherlands AFC Hellas 192 Quickdutch 2nd Group Stage (III)
Netherlands FC Sammie de Cavia Sammiedecavia 3rd Quarterfinals (IV)
Netherlands HetBeste Lightsun 4th Semi-Finals (VI)
Netherlands JBU Winterswijk Buul_ 4th Quarterfinals (VI)
Netherlands Kings Squad -Marrc- 3rd Champion (VII)
Netherlands Legia Meerzicht Nieles 3rd Group Stage (V, VII)
Belgium The Jazz Messengers ArtBlakey 3rd Third Place (VII)
Netherlands Iron Maiden's Troopers BC-Eddie 2nd Runner-Up (VII)
Netherlands Randello di Gioco del Calcio del Pleunie Pleun-pleunie 2nd Quarterfinals (IV)
Belgium RSCA FC -Jestro- 2nd Quarterfinals (VII)
Netherlands Sturky Sturky 6th Semi-Finals (I)
Netherlands SV Spakenburg Jan-jf 1st Début
Netherlands Team GeenStijl BakkerM 5th Group Stage (II, III, IV, V)
Netherlands VV Rammstein Imosio 3rd Quarterfinals (V)

Round and Draw Dates

Phase Round Draw date Match dates
Group Stage Matchday 1 31 January 2007 7 February 2007 (Week 10)
Matchday 2 14 February 2007 (Week 11)
Matchday 3 21 February 2007 (Week 12)
Knockout Stage Quarter-Finals 21 February 2007 28 February 2007 (Week 13)
Semi-Finals 28 February 2007 7 March 2007 (Week 14)
Final 14 March 2007 (Week 15)

The teams were drawn at random into four groups, with each team playing one or two home matches. As the number of participating teams (fifteen) was not divisible by four, one group was composed of only three teams (with each team playing one home match).

Group Stage

The Group Stage of the eighth Sealand Cup ran from 7 to 21 February 2007.

Format

The teams in each group played each other in a single round-robin format, playing the other teams in the group once (at home or away). Each team earned 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. The top-two teams of each group advanced to the quarterfinals. Teams that did not challenge their opponent or accept their opponent's challenge were penalized with an automatic 0-3 defeat.

Group A

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
SV Spakenburg 3 2 1 0 7 3 + 4 7
HetBeste 3 2 0 1 9 6 + 3 6
JBU Winterswijk 3 1 0 2 9 4 + 5 3
FC Sammie de Cavia 3 0 1 2 3 15 – 12 1
7 February 2007 (17:05)
SV Spakenburg 1 - 0 JBU Winterswijk De Westmaat
(111520496)
7 February 2007 (17:10)
FC Sammie de Cavia 1 - 5 HetBeste de Tudorel Udreskoe Arena
(111340508)


14 February 2007 (17:10)
JBU Winterswijk 8 - 0 FC Sammie de Cavia La Hoja del Billar
(111823310)
14 February 2007 (17:10)
HetBeste 1 - 4 SV Spakenburg La Via Nostra
(111653992)


21 February 2007 (17:05)
SV Spakenburg 2 - 2 FC Sammie de Cavia De Westmaat
(111944200)
21 February 2007 (17:10)
JBU Winterswijk 1 - 3 HetBeste La Hoja del Billar
(112035469)

Group B

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Team GeenStijl 3 2 1 0 9 3 + 6 7
Iron Maiden's Troopers 3 1 2 0 9 6 + 3 5
AFC Hellas 192 3 1 1 1 5 5 ± 0 4
VV Rammstein 3 0 0 3 1 10 – 9 1
7 February 2007 (17:10)
AFC Hellas 192 0 - 3 Team GeenStijl Pyjama Road
(111446291)
7 February 2007 (17:10)
Iron Maiden's Troopers 4 - 1 VV Rammstein Eddiedome
(111410409)


14 February 2007 (17:10)
Team GeenStijl 3 - 3 Iron Maiden's Troopers GeenStijl Tempel
(111726913)
14 February 2007 (17:10)
VV Rammstein 0 - 3 AFC Hellas 192 Lichtspielhaus
(111667449)


21 February 2007 (17:10)
AFC Hellas 192 2 - 2 Iron Maiden's Troopers Pyjama Road
(111900817)
21 February 2007 (17:10)
Team GeenStijl 3 - 0 VV Rammstein GeenStijl Tempel
(112085503)

Group C

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
RSCA FC 3 2 0 1 8 4 + 4 6
Legia Meerzicht 3 2 0 1 6 3 + 3 6
De Houtense Boys 3 1 0 2 7 7 ± 0 3
R.d.G.d.C. del Pleunie 3 1 0 2 2 9 – 7 3
7 February 2007 (17:10)
De Houtense Boys 5 - 0
Forfeited
Randello di Gioco del Calcio del Pleunie Voetbalstadion Het Rond
(111394356)
7 February 2007 (17:20)
Legia Meerzicht 3 - 0 RSCA FC Tribune
(111379954)


14 February 2007 (13:30)
RSCA FC 5 - 1 De Houtense Boys Champion Arena
(111662963)
14 February 2007 (17:05)
Randello di Gioco del Calcio del Pleunie 2 - 1 Legia Meerzicht Randello di Gioco del Calcio del Pleunie Stadium
(111793053)


21 February 2007 (17:05)
Legia Meerzicht 2 - 1 De Houtense Boys Tribune
(112064337)

RSCA FC 3 - 0
Awarded
Randello di Gioco del Calcio del Pleunie
(N/A)

Group D

Team MP W D L GF GA GD Pts
Kings Squad 2 2 0 0 15 0 + 15 6
Sturky 2 1 0 1 4 5 – 1 3
The Jazz Messengers 2 0 0 2 0 14 – 14 0
7 February 2007 (13:30)
The Jazz Messengers 0 - 10 Kings Squad Village Vanguard
(111374892)


14 February 2007 (17:05)
Kings Squad 5 - 0 Sturky Kings Castle
(111667814)


21 February 2007 (17:20)
Sturky 4 - 0 The Jazz Messengers Sturky Arena
(111914425)

Knockout Stage

The next stage of the tournament was the Knockout Stage. Eight teams qualified for this stage (the group winners and runners-up from all four groups). The draw for all rounds was done at random. This meant that group winners could face each other in the quarterfinals. Home advantage was decided by the luck of the draw. Only the final was played at a neutral venue. For that match, Stade de Savoie, the home stadium of the Savoie U20 national team, was selected.

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
Semi-Finals
Final
                           
 
  C2  Legia Meerzicht 0  
  B2  Iron Maiden's Troopers 4    
    B2  Iron Maiden's Troopers 2  
  D1  Kings Squad 4  
  B1  Team GeenStijl 1
  D1  Kings Squad 4    
    D1  Kings Squad (a.s.d.e.t.) 3
      D2  Sturky 2
  C1  RSCA FC 2
  A1  SV Spakenburg 6    
    A1  SV Spakenburg 0
  D2  Sturky 2  
  A2  HetBeste 1
  D2  Sturky (a.s.d.e.t.) 2  

Quarterfinals

28 February 2007 (13:00)
RSCA FC 2 - 6 SV Spakenburg Champion Arena
(112303977)
28 February 2007 (17:10)
HetBeste 1 - 2 a.s.d.e.t. Sturky La Via Nostra
(112178428)
28 February 2007 (17:10)
Legia Meerzicht 0 - 4 Iron Maiden's Troopers Tribune
(112225590)
28 February 2007 (17:10)
Team GeenStijl 1 - 4 Kings Squad GeenStijl Tempel
(112206515)

Semi-Finals

7 March 2007 (17:10)
Iron Maiden's Troopers 2 - 4 Kings Squad Eddiedome
(112512699)
7 March 2007 (17:10)
SV Spakenburg 0 - 2 Sturky De Westmaat
(112510825)

Final

14 March 2007 (17:10)
Kings Squad 3 - 2 a.s.d.e.t. Sturky Stade de Savoie (Savoie U-20)
(112761393)
Sealand Cup VIII Champion
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Kings Squad
Second title

Top Goalscorers

Rindert van de Hoek (Kings Squad) became top scorer of the tournament with seven goals. In total, 119 goals were scored by 76 different players.

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Rindert van de Hoek Kings Squad 7
2 Yvo den Bleker Kings Squad 6
Mart de Groen Netherlands JBU Winterswijk
4 Kelvin de Melker Kings Squad 5
5 Victor Fuente Spain HetBeste 4
Maciej Solecki Poland Team GeenStijl

Five hat-tricks were scored during the tournament. Mart de Groen became the first player in Sealand Cup history to score a double hat-trick (six goals) in a single match:

Player (goals) Team Goals scored Result Opponent Round
Kelvin de Melker Kings Squad 0–6, 0–8, 0–9 0–10 The Jazz Messengers Group Stage (D)
Sipko Klaassens HetBeste 1–2, 1–4, 1–5 1–5 FC Sammie de Cavia Group Stage (A)
Mart de Groen (6) JBU Winterswijk 1–0, 3–0, 4–0, 6–0, 7–0, 8–0 8–0 FC Sammie de Cavia Group Stage (A)
Rindert van de Hoek Kings Squad 1–2, 1–3, 1–4 1–4 Team GeenStijl Quarterfinals
Yvo den Bleker Kings Squad 0–2, 1–3, 1–4 2–4 Iron Maiden's Troopers Semi-Finals

Disciplinary

Card Number
Red card (direct) 0
Red card (second yellow) 4
Yellow card 37

No official fair play-award was given. HetBeste (no cards in four matches) had the best disciplinary record. The Jazz Messengers also did not receive any card, but they played only two matches.

Trivia

  • The total attendance was 50,180 - an average of 1,930 per match. The cancelled match between De Houtense Boys and Randello di Gioco del Calcio del Pleunie (908 visitors) is not counted in this statistic.
  • The match with the highest attendance was the Group D match between Sturky and The Jazz Messengers (4,782).
  • The match with the lowest attendance was the Group C match between Legia Meerzicht and De Houtense Boys (864).
  • Rindert van de Hoek (Kings Squad) scored the 1100th Sealand Cup goal in the Quarterfinal against Team GeenStijl.
  • Rico Makkinga (Sturky) scored the 1111th Sealand Cup goal in the Semi-Final against SV Spakenburg.
  • The highest ratings were achieved by Kings Squad (258 Hatstats) in their Group D match against The Jazz Messengers.