Boro’s Under-14s faced the likes of Italian giants Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Portuguese side FC Porto, PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham Hotspur among others.

In 50-minute matches, Boro came close to earning a point in the opening game against Juventus, narrowly losing 2-1 to the eventual winners of the tournament.

Two more losses to Hellas Verona and AK Alkmaar followed before our Under-14s got their first victory of the tournament, winning 1-0 against Verona with George McCormick scoring the decisive goal. 

The tournament concluded with defeat to Red Star Belgrade, with Boro finishing 10th out of the 12 teams.

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