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Football

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

World's Most Popular Sport

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

About This Page

Played in just about every country, the sport's success is due to the fact that it can be played by boys, girls, men and women of just about any physical build and ability. Football requires little in the way of specialized equipment and is organized using simple, intuitive rules. It's so fundamental to the future of Special Olympics' growth plans that it is the focus of our Global Football initiative. Football is perfect for Special Olympics Unified Sports, in which people with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same teams. In 2010, Special Olympics held its Unity Cup in connection with the World Cup. The coming years will see more exciting global and regional football events for Special Olympics.

Football Events

  • mai
    07
    Unified Soccer Tournament
    mai 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Bonner Springs
    Kansas
    Unified Soccer Tournament

    The Kansas Unified Sports League will host its culminating tournament. KC area high schools, middle schools and adults will compete against teams of similar age and ability. Teams are comprised of Special Olympics athletes and volunteer partners who work together to enhance their skills and form friendships. Exemplifying that "Together, we will achieve."

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    Contact: Clint Armistead
    Email: armisteadc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9092

    mai 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    David Jaynes Stadium
    100 McDanield St
    Bonner Springs, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • mai
    21
    European Football Week 2015
    mai 21, 2016 - mai 29, 2016
     
    Poland
    POLAND
    European Football Week 2015

    The entire European football community unites to promote more respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities in the game of football. About 450 events happen in 50 countries across the region with participation at 55,000. Top European Clubs and players give their backing.

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    Contact: Mirek Krogulec
    Email: mkrogulec@specialolympics.org

    mai 21, 2016 - mai 29, 2016
     
    All over Europe and Central Asia
    Poland, Europe
    POLAND
  • juin
    02
    Invitational Unified 7-a-side Football Tournament
    juin 02, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    Villarreal
    SPAIN
    Invitational Unified 7-a-side Football Tournament

    For 3 days, special Olympics Unified Football teams from all over Spain, and from 4 European countries, will gather to enjoy their favourite game in the sports facilities of one of the most important teams of the Spanish Premier League: Villarreal CF.

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    Contact: David Pequeño
    Email: info@specialolympics.es
    Phone: +34932174224

    juin 02, 2016 - juin 05, 2016
     
    Ciudad Deportiva del Villarreal CF
    Villarreal, Valencia
    SPAIN
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