Whilst football fans everywhere are watching the World Cup 2018 in Russia, a UK police football team sporting shirts proudly displaying the Secured by Design logo, have been competing in the European Police Football Championships in Prague.
The UK team scored a total of nine goals in the 17th Union Sportive Des Polices D’Europe (USPE) Championships for men between 25 June – 2 July.
Despite our hefty goal tally, it was only enough to secure the UK team seventh place overall.
There were eight national teams in two groups of four competing in the group stages with the top two teams in each group going through to the semi-finals.
However, the UK team only secured one win in the group stage beating Netherlands by a convincing 5 v 0, but losing to Germany 5 v 0 and Finland 4 v 3.
It put the UK in the play-offs for the 7th place, which we won 1 v 0 against Slovakia on Saturday, 30 June.
The final on Sunday, 1 July was won by Germany 4 v 0 against the Czech Republic.
But to score so many goals is no mean achievement and Secured by Design salutes the team.
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