Peace Cup Records

The Peace Cup is a biennial international tournament during the English pre-season. It is organised by the Soccer Foundation for Peace, which is linked to the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon (the "Moonies"). The tournaments are generally held in South Korea, the exception being the 2009 tournament which was held in Spain. The finals had the following results:

    2003     Peace Cup   PSV Eindhoven        1    Olympique Lyonnais   0
    2005     Peace Cup   Tottenham Hotspur    3    Olympique Lyonnais   1
    2007     Peace Cup   Olympique Lyonnais   1    Bolton Wanderers     0
    2009     Peace Cup   Aston Villa          0    Juventus             0  (pens 4-3)
    2012     Peace Cup   Hamburg SV           1    Seongnam Ilhwa       0

Reading played in the 2007 tournament, losing 1-0 to River Plate (Argentina) in Suwon, but recording 1-0 wins over Lyons (France) in Seoul and Shimizu S-Pulse (Japan) in Goyang. They only missed out on a place in the final on goal difference.

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