When a click is the equivalent of a goal.
Youth Football League Dubai used the tried and tested World Cup method to crown a virtual winner in the Dubai Virtual Academies Cup.
Academy members threw support behind their team by voting in virtual clashes that appeared in YFL’s Instagram story. Beginning with a round of 32, the competition progressed to a final befitting any major competition. United FC were crowned champions, a huge achievement given YFL co-founder Anthony Stonehouse said more than 40,000 votes were received.
“Throughout the competition we had more than 40,000 votes which is a testament to how well academies are supported within the region,” he said.