Another year, The League and Danone have renewed the agreement that binds them to continue to build the football training with the Danone Nations Cup -competition for children between 10 and 12 years.
This event with more than 700 boys and girls from 27 countries will be held from 9 to 12 October in Salou -the pre - and the ETS Stadium, field of the Espanyol where will take place the end. According to Carlos Bosch , coordinator of the Danone Nations Cup in Spain, "is the World of the fry". This year will be the second time you perform in Spain, with the precedent of 2011, when it was held at the Santiago Bernabeu . Other cities where it has played has been in London (Wembley), or in San Paolo (Arena Corinthians).
At the ceremony held at the headquarters of the League took place the draw of groups for the World Final of the tournament that will decide the winners of 2018 and 2019. Counted with the presence of Carles Puyol and Ada Hegerberg , global ambassadors of the Danone Nations Cup, David Albelda , ambassador of The League of Santander and Fernando Sanz , director of International Institutional Relations of the project of Ambassadors and the Legends of The League.
Ada Hegerberg , current champion of the Champions League and Golden Ball, noted that this competition goes beyond what happens on the field of play: "football is a platform to unite the entire world, one can be a champion as is Puyol, when I was little, this guy was my reference and not just as a footballer but because of their values, something very necessary in this sport."
"I Believe that together we can show the world how important that can be football for the boys and girls because, through him, not only we train future cracks of the ball, but also citizens of the world, responsible and careful with the society that surrounds them. In addition, in an important year for women's football, to be ambassador of a tournament that bet so strong with the talent of the girls", it points the player in the Lyon.
For his part, Carles Puyol , mentioned that he "would have liked to play a tournament like this." As one of the legends of football that is launched a message to this year's competitors: "The most important thing is to enjoy, but you need to assess more things than the result, such as companionship, respect or teamwork. In this tournament small cracks not only stand out for their sporting talent but also for his determination to make the world a better place through football. I am pleased to be part of a project whose aim is to promote values through sport".
From the organization, other than to promote an event similar to the World for the children and that brings a great competitiveness seeks to promote sporting values for the little ones. "It is a world tournament of soccer for children 10 to 12 years to promote values such as companionship, respect and fair play", pointing from the organization.Draw group
This year, with the occasion of the twentieth edition in Barcelona will be held the final phase of the editions of 2018 and 2019. The former players Puyol and Albelda and the champion of Europe, Ada Hegerberg, were in charge of drawing the balls that determine as were framed by the groups. In addition, this year will be the third party in the dispute the Final women's World. With regard to the final male of 2018 , Spain has been drawn with Holland, Romania, Morocco and China in group B, and by part of the female table with Brazil, Germany and Italy.
In the end of 2019 , Spain has returned to be placed in the group B along with Bulgaria, France, Senegal and China; the girls will face off with England, Argentina and Uruguay.
Updated Date: 17 September 2019, 12:01
Draw is done! Find out the groups of the #DNC2019 and get ready for the World Final on October 12th in @RCDEspanyol Barcelona. Time to bet : which countries are going to bring the trophies home? See you soon!#PlayFootballChangeTheGame#RoadToBarcelona#Danone#OnePlanetOneHealthpic.twitter.com/AQYv3ysloT— Danone Nations Cup (@danonenationcup) September 16, 2019