Danone Nations Cup World Final Set for September

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 17:34

After a 6 month period of national qualifying rounds held in 32 countries, the 14th edition of the Danone Nations Cup World final will be kicked off in London (UK). On September 7th, the greatest football competition dedicated to children (10 to 12 years old) will take place in Wembley’s legendary arena. The Danone Nations Cup’s 400 young participants will be set to fire up the place and share magical and exceptional moments all together.
The event’s faithful godfather, Zinedine Zidane, will be present to launch the final.

“For those 400 kids who will visit and play for the first time in such an exciting place, it’s just a dream come true. Can you imagine, when you are 10 years old, playing in the stadium where your idols played a few weeks ago… I just want to tell them one word: enjoy!” -Zinedine Zidane

Schedule of the Danone Nations Cup World Finals

September 5th & 6th: Qualification Phases, London
September 7th: World Final at Wembley Stadium

"We wanted to create an event which we could identify with, close to our values and which can get the maximum of people involved with a worldwide dimension, an event which can unite people in a spirit of open-mindedness, in sharing, emotion and respect. An event for the children of the entire world. This is how the Danone Nations Cup was born in 2000." -Franck Riboud

32 Competing Countries of 2013 

Algeria China Japan South Korea
Argentina Czech Republic Mexico Spain
Belarus England Morrocco Switzerland
Belgium France Netherlands Tunisia
Brazil Germany Romania Turkey
Bulgaria Indonesia Russia Ukraine
Canada Ireland Saudi Arabia Uruguay
Chile Italy South Africa USA


I cannot wait for the kids to go to the World Finals. I hope that I will be able to join them this year. It is not everyday that a person can watch a game at Wembley stadium even if it is an U12 tournament.

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