The acting mayor welcomes the more than 2,000 players from 174 teams from four countries participating in this edition to the city, with Sandra Paños as ambassador
Get the ball rolling for the 27th Costa Blanca Cup
The ball for the 27th edition of the Costa Blanca Cup has already started rolling. Last night in Julio Iglesias auditorium at Parque de l’Aigüera hosted the opening ceremony of this new edition of the international benchmark youth football tournament. A ceremony marked by the health security protocols and in which the usual parade of the teams was dispensed with to guarantee the staggered and orderly entry of athletes and players.
The acting mayor, Ana Pellicer, who followed the ceremony with the Councilor for Sports, Mariló Cebreros, and members of the Corporation, welcomed the more than 2,000 players from 174 teams from four countries participating in Benidorm to Benidorm. this edition.
Pellicer pointed out that the numbers of this 27th Costa Blanca evidence that the tournament "has returned with desire and great strength" after the forced stop last year due to the pandemic, and predicted to the participants "a very enriching experience" during these days "practicing a sport that instills values such as camaraderie, teamwork, respect and sacrifice ”.
After recognizing the work of the coaches, "a reference for your teams", the acting mayor reminded the players that "at this moment you are the best ambassadors of your cities and countries in Benidorm" and invited them to play "to be happy ”.
During the gala a video of the ambassador of this edition of the tournament was screened: Sandra Paños, goalkeeper of the absolute Spanish team and winner of this year's Champions League with FC Barcelona. In addition, attendees enjoyed two dance shows, closing the ceremony with a fireworks display.
The 27th Costa Blanca Cup competition is divided into three categories: Male, Female and Inclusive. The modalities football 8 (male and female youngest and youngsters) and football 11 (children, cadet and youth male and cadet and youth female) are played. The tournament will end this Friday, the 9th. The results of the tournament can be followed live through its application for mobile devices iOs and Android.