Over 280 players from 14 countries
At the Foro Italico, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st November, appointment with the European Champions League of table football, the first international event entrusted by the International Table Soccer Federation to the Italian Federation of Traditional Games and Sports and organized by the Figest Calcio Balilla sector. The Federation writes it in a note. The three days, sponsored by the national Coni, is hosted in the prestigious Sala delle Armi, south entrance, a structure created by the famous architect Luigi Moretti.
More than 280 players, divided into 20 men’s and 10 women’s clubs, will give life to the competition that will see 14 Nations challenge each other with delegations obviously coming from Italy but also from Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, from France, Germany, England, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
The presentation ceremony of the European Champions League in table football saw the participation of the national president of Figest, Enzo Casadidio, the president of Coni, Giovanni Malagò, the secretary of the national CONI, Carlo Mornati, the president of the International Table Soccer Federation, Farid Lounas, the vice president, Klaus Gottesleben, and the president of the FIGeST table football sector, Nicola Colacicco. Also present was the Councilor for Sport, Tourism and major events of the Municipality of Rome, Alessandro Onorato.
“Let’s start from one of the most popular disciplines – underlined the Figest president, Enzo Casadidio -. We will bring to the Foro Italico a great show, an extraordinary event “.
“Speaking of sport we are talking about the future – says the president of Coni, Giovanni Malagò-. Credit for this three days goes to the Figest. With this appointment, the Italian Federation of Traditional Games and Sports consecrates its role within Italian sport ”.
Saturday 20 the official start of the competition, starting at 9.30 with the qualifying rounds. Sunday 21, again from 9.30, direct elimination competitions that will go on throughout the morning. In the afternoon, activities resume. The women’s final is scheduled for 5.00 pm while the men’s final is scheduled for 6.00 pm. Immediately after the award ceremony.