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Tournament
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The Special Olympics Unified Cup Detroit 2022 is the second-ever international Special Olympics football (soccer) tournament. Special Olympics is a movement led by the vision of Special Olympics athletes. With athletes at the helm of this world-class event as leaders and decision-makers, the Unified Cup Detroit 2022 will show the world how Special Olympics can build and shape a culturally, socio-economically, and intellectually diverse program.

Through the lens of Detroit, the whole world will see how Special Olympics connects people from all backgrounds to build a more inclusive future globally.

2022 Unified Cup Schedule for Men's & Women's Competition

At the Draw Ceremony on 13 May, teams were drawn and placed into three groups – A, B, and C.

The groups were drawn as follows:

Women's
Group A
Costa Rica
Egypt
Serendib (Sri Lanka)
USA
Group B
Caribbean (Haiti, Aruba, Bahamas)
Guatamala
Namibia
Slovakia
Group C
Bharat (India)
Burkina Faso
Mexico
UAE
Men's
Group A
Brazil
Korea
Morocco
USA
Group B
Paraguay
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Group C
Jamaica
Nigeria

The first matches of the Group Stage will be as follows:

Unified Cup Draw Graphic

During the first two days of competition, teams will compete in Group Stage matches against each of the other teams in their group.

Following the Group Stage, teams will advance to the Medal Round and be placed into divisions based on their performance in the Group Stage. The top team from each group and the next highest seeded team will advance to Division 1. Division 2 will consist of the following four highest seeded teams. The three teams who finish last in their group and the next lowest-seeded team will compete in Division 3.

All teams will compete in Semi-Finals on Thursday, 4 August. Winners in Division 1 and 2 will advance to compete in Finals on Saturday, 6 August, in their respective Divisions, at Keyworth Stadium. Division 1 and 2 consolation matches and Division 3 Finals will take place Friday, 5 August.

2022 Unified Cup Schedule for Men's & Women's Competition

Group Stage Matches

Monday – Tuesday
Men’s Competition: Schoolcraft College Women’s Competition: The Corner Ballpark

Medal Stage Matches

Thursday – Friday
Men’s Competition: Schoolcraft College Women’s Competition: The Corner Ballpark

Men’s & Women’s Division One Championship Finals

Saturday
Keyworth Stadium
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