Sunday stars replicate World Cup spirit

With the FIFA World Cup now in full swing in Brazil and enthralling audiences across the globe, the Heineken Sunday League will be hosting its own mini World Cup competition over the next four weekends.

The Sunday League is taking advantage of the diversity of nationalities that play in the league throughout the season to organize a tournament involving eight teams, battling for the right to lift a replica of the famous trophy.

The teams have been split into two groups of four; Group A has Cayman, England, Canada and India, whilst Group B sees teams from Jamaica, Honduras, Italy and Ireland competing.

With the games taking place at either Ed Bush or TE McField, the group stage involves each team playing the other three in their group, thereafter the top team from each group will progress into a final match where the winner will be awarded the trophy. The two second-place teams will play a third place playoff whilst the third- and fourth-place teams will face each other to round off the tournament.

The concluding matches, including the final, are scheduled to coincide with the World Cup Final being played at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. With several of the teams purchasing replica national uniforms and team squads being limited to 23 players, as is the case of the real tournament, the competition will have a realistic feeling as the Sunday League brings a touch more World Cup fever to Cayman.