BRAZIL? Spain? England?! No – it was Victoria Academy who won the World Cup at Pulse.

The Barrow school came out on top of a 17-team tournament staged to mark the start of the tournament that has football fans around the globe transfixed.

While the crowds on the touchline at Pulse were confined to teachers, parents and relatives rather than hordes of screaming Russians, Germans and Portuguese, there was no less desire to triumph.

Sides of under-10s players from Victoria, St George's, St Paul's, St James, St Pius X, St Columba's, South Walney Juniors, Newbarns, Cambridge Primary, Yarlside Academy, Greengate Juniors, Holy Family, Roose, Dane Ghyll and Ormsgill schools contested the competition.

It was Victoria and St George's who reached the final, with the former emerging as 4-1 victors to lift the trophy.