The FIFCO Executive Committee has chosen Canada to organize the first World Corporate Champions Cup in 2018. Montreal will be the host city for the global showdown.
FIFCO-President, Albert Zbily, has announced this morning that Canada will be the first country to host the FIFCO World Corporate Champions Cup. “After evaluating the competing bids of 3 other bidding nations during the course of the last couple of months, we are happy to finally reveal the host nation of the first World Corporate Champions Cup today”, said Mr. Zbily in a brief statement. “It was not an easy decision to make. All of our applicants did an excellent job in presenting their concepts to the Executive Committee.”
The FIFCO-President also pointed out that hosting the first World Corporate Champions Cup might be challenging, since there will not be any tolerance granted when it comes down to the quality of the tournament. “As the world governing body of corporate soccer, FIFCO takes its responsibilities serious. The World Corporate Champions Cup will unite players from different continents in the spirit of fair play and respect. Our goal is to give them the platform that they deserve”, said Mr. Zbily, who confirmed later on that the world tournament will likely kick off on July 1st, 2018.
Montreal, being the headquarters of FIFCO, is an obvious choice for the first World Corporate Champions Cup. “Congratulations to Canada”, said Mr. Zbily.” FIFCO has an obligation to insure that these worldwide tournaments are properly organised and hosted with the best facilities and accommodations possible. Mr. Zbily has revealed that up to 15 nations will be hosted during the first set of games.
The Canadian bid has also confirmed the venue of the 2018 World Corporate Champions Cup to be at the Percival Molson Memorial Stadium at McGill University in Montreal. The stadium was renovated in 2010 for approximately $29.4 million and offers a capacity of a little over 25,000 seats. Due to its downtown location, the “Molson Stadium” will be easy to reach for both teams and fans. “The infrastructure is definitely a plus for Montreal”, said the FIFCO-President. “I am sure that we will experience a fantastic tournament on the slope of the Mont Royal.”
Mr. Zbily and his staff have a lot riding on their shoulders, with the eventual arrival of 15 nation delegations and the obligation to host the FIFCO annual meetings 1-day before the tournament is slated to commence. “We are also very confident about the 5×5 format for this football tournament. The 5×5 format is the fastest growing segment of world football today, and will offer a great opportunity to watch a very fast paced game with some incredible talent,” said Mr. Zbily.
The Canadian delegation will be announced only in April of 2018, as the qualifying games and teams will compete in this upcoming winter season of the Canadian Corporate Soccer League, the winner of their champions league will be the representative of Canada in the 2018 World Corporate Champions Cup.
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