Está considerado como el torneo internacional de fútbol base «más potente» de Europa
La Costa Blanca Cup vuelve tras la pandemia con 170 equipos y más de 2.000 deportistas
El evento supondrá la contratación de 10.000 pernoctaciones directas en la ciudad
After the Covid-19 pandemic, Costa Blanca Cup (CBC), returns to Benidorm and its region, from July 4 to 9, in its twenty-seventh edition with the participation of 170 teams from Spain, United States, France and Belgium and more than 2,000 footballers. The event that will officially begin on Monday with its inaugural parade at the Julio Iglesias auditorium in Parque de l’Aigüera, will delve into eSports with the Virtual CBC and will encourage athletes with functional diversity with the CBC Inclusive.
The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, together with the sports councilor, Mariló Cebreros, and the representative of Tour-Sport, the organizing company, Fernando Brotons, today presented the event based in Benidorm, which has also scheduled football matches in Calp , Altea, Vila Joiosa, La Nucia, Polop and Finestrat.
Toni Pérez has welcomed the CBC, thanking the “great effort” made in the face of the conditions of the pandemic and recalled that it is considered “the most powerful international youth soccer tournament in Europe”, as showed by the more than 2,000 athletes registered "that they will be enjoying Benidorm, our facilities and what is most important to them, football."
The mayor has also vindicated the tournament's commitment to the "visibility and" normalization "of football practiced by girls and adolescents. Pérez has set the example of Sara Paños, from Alicante, goalkeeper for the Spanish team and FC Barcelona, a team with which she has won the League, the Cup and the Champions League this year. "One of the best players in the world" - he has specified, she was named "ambassador" of the CBC, in which she participated in previous editions. During the presentation, a promotional video starring by Paños was shown.
Toni Pérez has also vindicated the “consolidated” project of the Costa Blanca Cup Inclusive, starring young footballers with functional diversity who integrate and share facilities with the rest of the athletes. "Population - he pointed out - that has seen its possibilities even more damaged than all the others" by the pandemic and that in sport they find "a fundamental component for their health."
Costa Blanca Cup is divided into three categories: male, female and inclusive. The modalities of soccer 8 (benjamin male and male and female beginners) and football 11 (youth, cadet and juvenile and cadet and juvenile female) are played. On Sunday 4 the arrival of the first teams is scheduled and on Monday 5 the league will begin. The tournament will end on Friday 9. The results of the tournament can be followed live through its application for mobile devices iOs and Android.