SIA Academy added a great experience since the 14th of April. The international football academy of Soccer Inter-Action was protagonist in the Villarreal Yellow Cup Easter 2022. One of the most reputable Easter grassroots football tournaments in national football.
Soccer Inter-Action took part in the fry categories with three teams, infants, cadets and juniors with two teams. The older ones, members of the SIA Academy U-19 teams, played their first matches of the championship against the host: Villarreal CF. The Champions League semi-finalists were a tough opponent to beat.
Villarreal CF – SIA Academy
The Villarreal CF – SIA Academy youth category match opened the Villarreal Yellow Cup. The match was played at Villarreal CF’s Ciudad Deportiva on Friday 15 April at 16:30 in front of more than 300 spectators. A unique experience for the international players of the Soccer Inter-Action school.
The match of the football tournament pitted Villarrela CF Wanda against the SIA school team. The final score was 1-0 in favour of the ‘groguet’ team. Wang, in the 28th minute, scored the only goal of the match. The young promises of the Soccer Inter-Action school tried to score until the end, but the goal resisted.
How was the Juvenil B game?
The match was of great intensity. The first few minutes served to get the nerves out of the way. All the players were a little erratic due to the pressure of playing in front of such a big crowd on such a big stage. Little by little, confidence and good play came from SIA Academy.
In an isolated play, the final score was 1-0. Wang, in the 28th minute, was in charge. After Villarreal CF’s goal, SIA Academy gradually began to worry the Champions League semi-finalists. At times, it seemed that Soccer Inter-Action could turn the game around. But the reward of a goal did not come.
SIA Academy international players vs Villarreal CF
Three hours later, the match between the team of international players from the SIA Academy and Villarreal CF began. Players from India, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Mexico, Guinea and Argentina competed against the future stars of LaLiga Santander. Quite an achievement.
The final score was 3-0 in favour of the Villarreal CF team. Héctor, Giacomo and Álex were in charge of leading the Champions League semi-final team to victory. The SIA Academy players put up a good fight and never lost the game at any time. A spectacular experience to start the championship.
Play professional football at SIA Academy
Competing in the Villarreal Yellow Cup Easter 2022 is a great opportunity to make the leap to professional football. The SIA Academy’s youth players made the most of it. Both the school players and the academy’s international players put in great performances..
Many football scouts came to Villarreal CF’s Ciudad Deportiva to watch the SIA Academy stars play. Their potential is squeezed out at the SIA Center and is now being demonstrated against clubs like Villarreal CF.
Football scouts at the Villarreal Yellow Cup
Both matches against Villarreal Club de Fútbol were played at the Villarreal facilities. A place where other reputable grassroots football tournaments such as LaLiga Promises are also held. Football scouts fill the stands of these sports complexes in search of talent..
SIA Academy participates in all categories of the Villarreal Yellow Cup to show the quality of its players. Players such as the Chilean Daniel Farkas, the Emirati Vishnu Varman, the Indian Anirudh Kirshnamurari or the Mexican Juanjo Gabián came to Soccer Inter-Action for these opportunities.
Villarreal CF facilities
The SIA Academy experience at the Villarreal Yellow Cup was great. The players enjoyed a spectacular weekend in a four-star hotel with full board in Benicàssim. In addition, they competed where the Villarreal CF first team players, semi-finalists of the UEFA Champions League, train.
On Saturday 16 April they were able to visit the La Cerámica stadium and take a guided tour. In addition, on Sunday 17 April, the awards ceremony and the parade took place at the stadium itself. A unique opportunity that can only be experienced at the SIA Academy.