Men's World Cup Soccer Spring 1995

The Refugees


Championship Game Summary
The Refugees 5, Galatasarey 3

Twelve teams vied for the 1995 World Cup Title. The Refugees, Galatasaray S.K, and Last Minute emerged undefeated from pool play. Vikings, Kolovara II, and Cuervo Gold also qualified for the championship tournament by finishing second in their respective pools. Kolovara eliminated Last Minute, 6-0, only to suffer the same fate at the hands of Galatasaray, 5-1. Cuervo eked out a 2-1 win over the Vikings and fell 7-1 to The Refugees.

In the final, Fernando Pinheiro and Wally Grayeski each tallied goals to give Galatasaray an early 2-0 lead. Dirk Mueller scored for The Refugees to end the half. Excellent defensive play kept the nets empty. Late in the second half, Cesar Vargas booted the ball past the Galatasaray keeper Bill Morrissey. The game ended tied 2-2 and remained tied through two overtime periods. The first three kickers on each team found the back of the net. Carlos Rodriguez put The Refugees on top. Michael Deschamps' shot hit the crossbar and sailed over the top. Cesar Vargas scored to win the game and the title, 5-3. A great win and a great tournament!

Team Galatasaray S. K.