Football cup for foreigners in Germany returns

28th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

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.

The NationsCup is returning for a second year after a successful debut in 2005. The tournament, which is sponsored by the bureau de change chain ReiseBank, runs from 13 May until 2 September - with a break for the World Cup - and is open to amateur football teams representing different nations. Players must be male, 18 or older and have either been born outside Germany or be the children of immigrants. Last year over 200 teams from 66 nations took part, with a French team winning.

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

0 Comments To This Article