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ANB Teams Victorious At The "Academies World Cup Of Football" In Barcelona, Spain

July 23, 2006 (RELEASE) -- ANB Soccer Inc. is pleased to announce that its U-14 Senior Development Boys Teams of the ANB Academy Futbol have won the “Academies World Cup of football” that took place in Barcelona, Spain from July 7 to July 13, 2006. The tournament featured teams between the ages of 10 to 20 from twenty eight different countries worldwide including Spain, Mexico, Italy, USA, Venezuela, Ghana, Brazil, Pakistan, and of course Canada, which were well represented in the male U-14 & female U-20 categories.


The ANB U-14 White Team as known in the SAAC inter academy competition defeated “Funpreve” academy from Venezuela 2-1 to win the “Infantile World Cup” Academies Category, while the ANB U-14 Blue Team defeated “Nueva Esparta” academy 3-0 in the third place consolation game.

The ANB Soccer Inc. teams came back with several pieces of hardware, including the Academies Super Group World Cup, the Golden Boot for most goals (Damir Rosic) and the Most Valuable Player Award (Jason Mills). Best of all the teams won the attention and praise of local television, print and radio media for their quality and skill, sense of Fair Play, and generosity for handing out Canada pins and flags to opposing teams, tournament officials and fans in the stands.

The tournament was scouted by different professional Spanish clubs including Deportivo Espanyol from La Liga of Spain. Thomas Nkono, ex-Cameroon World Cup goalkeeper and scout for Deportivo Espanyol has formally invited Jason Mills for youth tryouts with the club for the summer of 2007.

ANB also enjoyed success on the female side, as the Vaughan Azzurri 88 who have trained with ANB for the last two years, won the U-20 female category championship.

Mr. Bassam Naim the Academy Director, said: “We are extremely proud of the achievement of our athletes. These results are the outcome of hard work and an indication of the advancement of the academy system in a short period of time. The teams have been preparing since November 2005 for this event”.

ANB academy's vision is to become Canada’s leading soccer development organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian soccer talent, and to maximize the potential of players at any level, through professional coaching and training.

For more information on the programs offered by ANB academy, check out our website site at or by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via e-mail at

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