Padania won the Viva World Cup for the third time in succession after beating Kurdistan in last week’s final.
They won both competitions – males and females – as they also beat Gozo’s girls team twice to clinch that event as well.
In the qualifying round, Padania beat Gozo narrowly 2-1. Then they beat Occitania 1-0.
In the semi-finals, Padania beat Regno delle Due Sicilie 2-0 while Kurdistan beat Occitania 2-1. In the final Padania emerged winners 1-0. Occitania finished third after beating Regno delle Due Sicilie 2-0 in the match for third and fourth place. Gozo finished fifth after beating Provence 2-1 with goals from R. Buttigieg and J. Camilleri in the match for fifth and sixth place.
In Gozo’s other match in the qualifying round, they were beaten 5-0 by Occitania.
In the women’s field, Padania emerged winners for the first time as they beat Gozo in the two matches played. They won 4-0 in the first leg and 3-0 in the second.