West Ham United have been eliminated from the FIFA ‘ Ultimate Quaran-Team’ Cup following a 3-2 defeat to Manchester City.
The Hammers has eSports competitor Jamie ‘Jamboo‘ Rigden representing the club for the 128-team tournament and faced fellow pro gamer ‘Shellzz‘ in the last 64 after beating AFC Wimbledon in the previous round.
In the first 90 minutes, Jamboo and Shellzz could not be separated as they played out a goalless draw, but the replay was packed with action.
Albian Ajeti gave the Irons the lead early in the first half only to be pegged back by Gabriel Jesus’ strike moments later.
However, Ajeti doubled his tally and fired the Hammers back in front just before the half-time interval.
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Unfortunately for Jamboo, he was not able to hold onto that lead, which will have surprised a number of football Tipsters, and a second-half brace from Leroy Sane sealed the fate and knocked the Hammers out of the competition.
The FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup was launched by Leyton Orient on social media in an attempt to bring clubs together and put a smile of fans’ faces amid the unusual times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It gained instant attraction from clubs all over the world and within 48 hours, a 128-global team tournament was launched.
And it is all being played for an excellent cause. The O’s launched a JustGiving page to raise funding for clubs who will undoubtedly struggle in the EFL as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As it stands, they have raised over £54,000 fans and the figure is slowly creeping towards £100,000 target.
West Ham may have been eliminated from the competition, but it still remains an excellent reason to come together, watch the action and get involved with the upcoming fixtures.