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On Friday and Sunday I attended the Wembley Cup w/ my sister, an invitational football tournament that took place between 24 and 26 July 2009 at Wembley Stadium, London. This was the inaugural year of the Wembley Cup, where each team played two matches, with three points awarded for a win and one point for a draw; and the four teams that played where Al-Ahly, Barcelona, Celtic, and Tottenham Hotspur.

In terms of accessibility it was very accessible w/ our seats on a platform w/ an excellent view of the field, and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. I was happy to see there was quite good services for disabled people at Wembley Stadium. Although, I still do not like the process that disabled people have to go through when ordering tickets for events and I think a lot more can be done to improve this to make it equally enjoyable for all disabled people.

Anyway, on Day 1 (24 July 2009) the first game was between Celtic and Al-Ahly (Celtic thrashed Al-Ahly by a final score of 5 – 0, but two of Celtic’s goals should have been offside) and the first game was between Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur (w/ a 1 – 1 draw). Day 2 (26 July 2009) was an interesting day w/ Barcelona beat Al-Ahly 4 – 1 and Celtic killed Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 (a great Anglo-Scot rivalry, indeed). Also, it was wicked to see Messi play for a bit on Day 2 during the 2nd Half of the first game, he’s amazing! Well, the final scores / winners of the tournament where as follows: Celtic w/ 6 points, Barcelona w/ 4 points, Tottenham Hotspur w/ 1 point, and Al-Ahly w/ 0 points.

Overall, I had a fab weekend at Wembley Stadium and hopefully I can attend next summer’s Wembley Cup (and other football games) too…





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