Football cup for foreigners in Germany returns
28 April 2006, BERLIN - Most foreigners living in Germany won't get the chance to play in this summer's World Cup, but there is one tournament that they - and they alone - can take part in.
28 April 2006
BERLIN - Most foreigners living in Germany won't get the chance to play in this summer's World Cup, but there is one tournament that they - and they alone - can take part in.
The 2005 NationsCup featured teams from more than 60 countries.
After a series of qualifying rounds in Nuremberg (13 May), Frankfurt (20 May), Munich (21 May), Berlin (4 June), Hanover (15 July), Cologne (29 July) and Hamburg (19 August), the final will take place on Saturday 2 September in Frankfurt. The three winning teams will receive prize money totalling EUR 9,000. In addition ReiseBank will make a donation to a charity in the country of origin of the winning team. In 2005 the company donated EUR 25,000 to the French charity Sport Sans Frontieres.
According to Wolf-Dieter Weschke from the ReiseBank board, the competition should bring people of different nationalities together. "The NationsCup should promote intercultural exchanges, without neglecting the fun factor," he said.
More information about the tournament and how to register your team at www.nations-cup.de.
Copyright Expatica 2006
Subject: German news, NationsCup, football in Germany