mundialito – the football stars of tomorrow
A “mundialito” mini World Cup is literally in children’s hands for a weekend
. “Integration and tolerance” – that’s the guiding principle behind the mundialito. The children’s mini World Cup is being held for the ninth time this year. The special thing about this year: the warm-up before the tournament is particularly good thanks to ifolor!
Such a multicultural event like mundialito is unique. Roughly 600 children with roots all over the world represent their country by playing every year. The black and red Albanian flag is waved right next to the Italian one and the boy with the Swiss football shirt is warming up with his friends from the African team. For children it’s the best thing ever to be able to play for the country that is their homeland or second home.
What does the project involve?
Mundialito is Switzerland’s biggest children’s football World Cup. Anyone can sign up, whatever their nationality – the organisers then put together national teams where the children make up a team for their country of origin. But beware, just because you’re a huge fan of Spain, doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to end up in the Spanish team: “At least one parent has to originate from the country for the child to be accepted into the team,” explains Candan Oezkul, Project Manager for mundialito.
What happens with the income from the children’s World Cup? “Our mundialito is a non-profit project,” says Elena Nucera, co-founder and organiser of the children’s World Cup, “every year the income from tickets, the sale of gadgets and sponsors is handed over to a non-profit organisation that is involved in youth work.” This year, as in previous years, we are supporting the “Benefiz for Kids” organisation. “Benefiz for Kids” is committed to supporting children with cancer in Switzerland and their family members.
Action-packed football and cheering fans
So while the World Cup is in full swing in Russia, there’s a no less international tournament taking place in Geroldswil. So that the tournament is a total success, ifolor is supporting the teams already during the warm-up: every team receives a personalised ifolor football with the team name and national flag!
Every child in the winning team also receives their personalised football with name and photo.
That was the mundialito 2018!
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