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Matchworld Cup 2013: Shakhtar took the trophy

Shakhtar representatives repeatedly stressed that they see the Matchworld Cup 2013, first of all, as a training tournament. FC Shakhtar considers the competition as important part of preparation before the Champions League last 16 tie with Borussia Dortmund. Therefore, after the match with Al-Hilal, the Shakhtar players and coaching staff headed to the hotel for rest and recovery, without waiting for the outcome of the Zenit v Zamalek match, and, therefore, did not learn about their victory in the Cup.

Shakhtar administrator Damir Zinnatullin and press officer Ruslan Marmazov took part in the award ceremony, which was held at the Zayed Sports City stadium immediately after the match between the Russian and Egyptian teams. They received compliments regarding our team play from the organizers of the Matchworld Cup 2013, as well as their wishes of good luck in the Champions League and of course the tournament trophy.

Footballers will see the Cup tomorrow, during a morning training session.

FC Shakhtar
Press Office