200 teams meet to overcome hatred and intolerance23 June 2003

The 17th edition of the Upper Austria Cup will take place between 7th and 12th of July in the town of Wels, near Linz. The youth tournament for boys and girls will gather some 200 teams and 4000 participants from 30 nations from around the world. In the European series of great youth soccer tournaments, the Upper Austria Cup represents an international meeting point in the heart of Europe. Teams from India, Africa and Eastern Europe will bring international flair to the region Upper Austria.

Tournament coordinator, Guenter Trappmair, about the intercultural philosophy of the event: “Our aim is that people should get to know each other and to understand each other already in infancy. We thereby hope to lay a foundation stone against the hatred towards foreigners and against terror and in further consequence, wars. Ours is a tournament for a beneficial living together of different cultures.”

The Upper Austria Cup receives support from the Austrian FARE partner FairPlay. Different Colours. One Game.

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