I was going to write about the US Men’s National Team but will hold that off for next week.
Apoel FC, from the island of Cyprus.
For those who are familiar with the European football teams, this name might sound just a little familiar, seriously, only a little familiar, and why?
Is it because they are the only team from Cyprus to have made it to the Round of 16 in the Champion’s League? Possibly.
Well, the Champion’s League does give room for Cinderella stories, last year it was Shaktar Donetsk of Ukraine to make it to the Quarter-finals before being slaughtered by Barcelona (who eventually win the title), this year, Cyprus’ own Apoel FC, defeated Olympique de Lyonnais (Lyon for short) on penalty kicks 4-3 and progress to the Quarter-Finals, and hope to continue their surprising European run.
I have NO other information about these guys, it was just such a surprise for them to make it here I just HAD to write about it.