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Warsaw host European Unified Football Tournament

六月 04, 2013

2013 Tournament will serve as qualifier to the Special Olympics Unified Cup taking place in Rio de Janeiro in 2014


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Rio Qualifier

Warsaw, Poland is the host of the 2013 European Unified Football Tournament which will take place from June 5th - 9th involving twelve Unified 11-a-side teams.

The tournament also serves a the European Qualifier to the Special Olympics Unified Cup to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in November 2014.

Athletes will represent Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovaki and Turkey in this three day tournament.

Each team consists of 17 players: nine athletes with intellectual disabilities and eight athletes ("partners") without intellecual disabilities aged between 16-23.The teams were built on Unified Sports principals over the past six months to a year working with experienced Special Olympics coaches.

The tournament Opening Ceremony will take place on June 5th on the sports grounds of Legia Warszawa, Agrykola with classification rounds taking place on June 6th and 7th. On June 8th the final matches, awards and closing ceremony will take place at the Pepsico Arena.

The Special Olympics tournament is aligned to the UEFA Respect Campaign, promoting a message of respect, acceptance and inclusion in the game of football for people with intellectual disabilities.
Football is the most popular sport at Special Olympics in Europe with 128,000 players registered including more than 20,000 unified footballers.


Legia Stadium, Warsaw where opening rounds of the tournament will take place.

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