FIFA celebrates Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George, Ajax teammates’ 1995 Intercontinental Cup win vs Gremio

FIFA celebrates Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George, Ajax teammates’ 1995 Intercontinental Cup win vs Gremio

FIFA today celebrated former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George and their Ajax teammates after they won the now-defunct Intercontinental Cup against the Guild of Brazil in 1995.

FIFA today celebrated former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu, Finidi George and their Ajax teammates after they won the now-defunct Intercontinental Cup against the Guild of Brazil in 1995.

Ajax participated in the 1995 Intercontinental Cup after they emerged as UEFA Champions League champions, defeating AC Milan 1-0 in the final the same year.

Gremio got the go-ahead to face Ajax in the one-legged tie after winning the Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the UEFA Champions League.

After a 0-0 scoreline in regulation time, Ajax won 4-3 on penalties with Finidi converting his shot from point of view to put his team 3-2 up.

Reflecting on the Ajax team led by Louis Van Gaal, FIFA posted a video of the penalty shoot-out and wrote: “Twenty-five years ago today Edwin van der Sar, Michael Reiziger, Danny Blind, Frank De Boer, Winston Bogarde, Edgar Davids , Ronald De Boer, Finidi George, Marc Overmars, Jari Litmanen, Patrick Kluivert, Reuser Martijn and Nwankwo kanu won the Intercontinental Cup for Ajax. What side! “

Ajax reached the UEFA Champions League final in 1996 and faced Juventus who beat them 4-2 via penalties after 120 minutes of football ended 1-1.

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