11 June 2018
400 players, 32 teams, 16 nations, one Bianconeri passion.
The first ever edition of the Juventus Academy World Cup kicks off today with a special opening ceremony at Allianz Stadium, which you can follow live on Facebook.
Between today and Friday 15 June, Juventus Academies from all over the world will be taking part in the name of fun and friendship!
104 matches will be played on the football fields of Bardonecchia, Oulx and Sauze d'Oulx in the group stage running from 12-14 June. With the Juventus Training Center in Vinovo hosting the quarter-final, semi-final and final matches on 15 June. 32 teams from 20 Juventus Academies worldwide will be involved, as a total of 400 players look to take to the field with over 250 parents in tow.
Sixteen countries are in attendance for today's opening ceremony at Allianz Stadium: USA, Canada, Guatemala, Colombia, Tunisia, Australia, China, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Sweden, Russia, Slovakia, Cyprus, Poland and United Arab Emirates.
You can follow the Juventus Academy World Cup on Juventus.com and our social channels with daily updates provided, in addition to both the opening and awards ceremony being broadcast live on Facebook.