Football for Friendship sets world record: most nationalities in football training
Within the framework of the events of the Seventh Season of the Gazprom International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship, uniting participants from 211 countries and regions, on May 31 in Madrid took place a football training with the most nationalities in the world. At the end of the training, Football for Friendship received the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title.
The training was conducted by the CEO of Soccer Barcelona Academy MiquelPuig and former FC Barcelona youth team coach, Delhi Dynamos FC Manager Josep Gombau. They helped Young Players master several new tricks before the Football for Friendship World Championship Final.
“Achieving this record is a landmark event for the Football for Friendship programme that has the goal of promoting the values of equality of all cultures and nationalities. In just 7 years, the programme has gained 5 million supporters around the world, and united 6 thousand participants from 211 countries. I have no doubt that there are many wonderful victories ahead for the F4F project,” says the CEO of Soccer Barcelona Youth Academy Miquel Puig.
At the end of the training, Gazprom Chairman of the Board of Directors Viktor Zubkov has received the official certificate of obtaining the title from the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® representative and congratulated Young Participants of Football for Friendship on the new global victory.
One of the key events of the programme is the Football for Friendship World Championship. Traditionally, the International Teams of Friendship uniting athletes aged 12 of different nationalities, gender, and physical abilities participate in the competition. The Final of the World Championship will take place on the UEFA Pitch in Plaza Mayor on June 1.
The final events of the Seventh Season of the Gazprom International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship take place in Madrid from May 28 to June 2. On June 1, the participants of the programme will visit the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final at the Metropolitano Stadium.
The International Children’s Social Programme Football for Friendship has been implemented by Gazprom since 2013. The key values promoted by the programme's participants are friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, traditions, and honour. Football for Friendship is supported by the UEFA, FIFA, International Olympic Committee, football federations of different countries, children’s international charity funds, famous athletes, and the leading football clubs of the world. For the previous seasons, the programme has brought more than 6 thousand participants together and acquired over 5 million followers including famous athletes, artists, and politicians.
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