13 Countries competed for the SASN World Cup – Afghanistan and USA make it to the finals
At 7:00am Mitchell Athletic Field Complex in Uniondale opened its doors to the South Asian Sports Network World Cup. This event was coordinated by the Asian Advisory Agency of Nassau County. The event was held to showcase the vibrancy of the community and bringing the community together through one of the most unifying factors. Sports!
7:30am check in opens up:
The first game was held at 8:00am as China defeated Bangladesh to set the tone for the tournament. China, Korea, Italy, and Ireland were the unknown teams. How would they perform? The answer was very very well!
The results were the following in the pool play
USA 1-1 | Israel 2-0 | Italy 0-2
Pakistan 2-0 | Ireland 0-2 | India 1-1
Dominican Republic 0-2 | West Indies 2-0 | Afghanistan 1-1
Korea 1-1 | China 1-1 | Philippines 2-0 | Bangladesh 0-2
Senator Kevin Thomas
Presiding Officer Richard Niccolello
County Executive Laura Curran
Legislature Arnold Drucker
Legislature Elen Birnbaum
All sent Citations to the teams and honored the captains on their contribution to their community.
In the beginning of the playoffs (knockout round )
Italy defeated India
Dominican Republic defeated Israel in a huge upset
Afghanistan defeated Ireland
USA defeated Korea
China defeated Bangladesh
Italy defeated Philippines 14-11
Afghanistan defeated Dominican Republic 7-5
USA defeated Pakistan 9-5
West Indies defeated Bangladesh 22-7
In the Semi Finals
Afghanistan 9-2 over Italy
USA 14-11 over West Indies
Afghanistan vs USA – Game pushed back due to rain. Afghanistan was up 4-1 in the top of the 2nd.