ConIFA World Football Cup 18′ – Tamileelam F.A vs Barawa

Tamileelam 0 - 4 Barawa
31 May 2018 - 18:00

A terrific first-half performance from Barawa earned the host nation a win in the official CONIFA World Football Cup opening match.

First-half strikes from Solomon Sambou and Shaun Lucien were rounded off with a terrific goal by Gianni Crichlow to set the tempo.

Tamil Eelam struck the bar in the first half but could not find a goal in what was an open affair.

The first half was end-to-end, with Barawa dazzling supporters with direct attacking play.

The opener came in the first 20 minutes, with Sambou rolling the ball into an empty net.

Shortly after, Barawa were awarded a penalty by referee Mark Clattenburg. Lucien stepped up and cooly slotted home, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

The third came soon after. This time it was a moment of brilliance from Crichlow whose lofted effort found its way in off the post.

The second half was a tamer affair, but Barawa were awarded another penalty late on. Sambou stepped up this time and mirrored the first-half penalty, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to put the result beyond any doubt.

An entertaining game at Bromley FC, Barawa showed their class over the 90 minutes. The host nation will be ones to watch this tournament.