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.