Tom and Paul Ince, joined the team representing England at Wembley Stadium yesterday to officially announce the tournament fixture for the Danone Nations Cup World Final. The Tournament Draw was hosted by TV sports presenter, Abi Griffiths and was attended by Ambassadors John Scales, Tom and Paul Ince and the Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd where the national teams line-up officially announced. The results are that England will be competing against Russia, Belarus and Algeria in the first tournament stages of the competition which will start in Guildford on 4th September.
Last year’s winners were South Korea and Team England will be hoping to continue on England’s sporting success to raise the Danone Nations Cup Trophy next month. This is the first time the World Final has come to London and will host over 400 young football stars from 32 countries at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 7th September.
Tom Ince, England Ambassador for the Danone Nations Cup, said: “It was great fun to be at Wembley for the Tournament Draw and I’m looking forward to watching England’s first games against Russia, Belarus and Algeria and see how they get on in the World Final. I’m so proud to be involved with the Danone Nations Cupwhich gives so many children the chance to fulfil their dreams.”
The Danone Nations Cup decided to hold this year’s World Final in London as part of their dedication to ensuring a sustainable activity and sports legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and are a proud partner of the Inspired by 2012 mark. It is the first time the final has taken place in the UK, making it an important moment for the England team.
The Danone Nations Cup is the world’s largest international football tournament for 10-12 year olds and has been running since 2000. From England to Indonesia, China to Mexico, up to 32 countries participate each year in making the dreams of some 2.5 million boys and girls come true through a unique and unforgettable experience.
At the World Final guests can expect to enjoy a special performance by Diversity and experience a host of entertainment ranging from face painting, freestyler football demonstrations and interactive games for the whole family. Tickets are £5.00 and can be purchased from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk