Balon Mundial, the tournament’s migrant, begins at Colletta

FOOTBALL | Saturday 11 july 2016

The most participated Europe’s tournament turns 10 years old and officially takes off this afternoon at the field of Colletta.

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The most participated tournament in Europe achieves 10 years old and the first kick off will be given today, Saturday June 11th at 2pm, in Colletta synthetic field. The first teams to play will be Africa United and Poland, and matches will carry on till July 17th with the big final in Nebiolo field, the event has been postponed of one week, due to the same period of Ramadam.

Today the inauguration will be the right excuse to celebrate with music and singing. What is the news and curiosities about the 2016 edition? Tommaso Pozzato, ASD Balon Mundial chairman, describes the new adventure: “this year for the first time, due to the high requests, we introduced the qualifications. On Sunday June 5th, six applicant refugee teams have been faced each other in two triangular: IusSoli, VT45, UnitedarisingTeam, MoroTeam (made up of Coro Moro, the migrants coming from Lanzo’s valley singing in Piedmontese), Tornado, amisdeNicolas (migrants coming from aosta). Will be participate in the tournament new team: Gambia made up of migrants that have been arrived in the last two years, Guinea e mali to the second participation, Pakistan after two years of absence, with a total renovate team, will be for the first time a mix between migrants and students of Politecnico. In complete will be 38 men’s team and 11 girl’s team, 1000 athletes and more or less one hundred matches. For the time being there will not be cricket, that made a debut the last year, in default of teams that have been experienced about this sport.

Balon Mundial since 2017 things have got to change, the idea is to make it an annual project; we would get involved more others welcome’s projects and make sporting activity for last year not more restrict only the tournament. Throughout Balon Mundial there will be a specialize space to facilitate socialization that is “Food Mundial”. The food is a tool for dialogue, discussion and knowledge. Around fields of Colletta seven community of migrant takes turn and will manage the gastronomic area”.

Translated by Chiara Vivenzi

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