The IFCFF Wolrd Cup 2019, a 7-side Football World Cup for people with acquired brain injuries, was unveiled this Tuesday at the Sevilla city hall. The tournament will be hosted at the Ciudad Deportiva José Ramón Cisneros Palacios and will take place between the 2 and 19 July next year, with the participation of 16 countries and some 300 players. The ceremony was attended by, among others, the minister of Tourism and Sport of the Andalusian Council, Francisco Javier Frenández, the representative of Sports from the Sevilla city hall, David Guevara and the President of the Spanish Federation of Sport for People with Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury, Julián Rebollo.
THE IFCPF WORLD CUP SEVILLA 2019, PRESENTED IN THE CITY HALL
Antonio Álvarez attended the ceremony as the representative of the Sevilla FC Foundation, accompanied by the club president José Castro, who made it clear how much it meant to the organisation to be the host of this event: 'For Sevilla FC it was a necessity to offer our facilities. As a leading sporting organisation, we have the responsibility to encourage the practice of sport and not just football. It was an opportunity that we couldn't turn down and it's a pleasure to be part of this event. We congratulate the FEDPC for managing to bring the World Cup to our city.' Furthermore, he recognised that the event would be a testing ground for the club: 'When the tournament comes around, the training village, which is in a process of renovation, will look at its best. Independent of titles, we try to be a leader, not just in terms of sport but also socially and for that, we're delighted to host this event and convinced that it will be a success.'