The Juventus world continues to expand, with the Bianconeri brand growing ever-larger internationally, thanks to the Juventus Academy World Cup initiative. The tournament, which was inaugurated last year to much success, will see the 2019 edition begin this summer on 11 June and run until the 15th.
Last year, the competition involved 32 teams from 16 nations, 400 players, 80 coaches, 274 parents and 22 academies, with Tunisia eventually winning the inaugural tournament on a penalty shootout. This year, there will be an even bigger increase in numbers, as the Black and White passion grows ever stronger, with more than double the number of teams, players and personnel. 85 teams, 28 nations, 1,004 players, 186 coaches, 1,138 parents and 34 academies will all descend upon the city of Turin for the competition.
Juventus’ global rise is evidenced in the expansion of the different Bianconeri academies that will be attending, with Albania, Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, England, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Oman, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, and the USA all represented at the Juventus Academy World Cup.
After being welcomed to Allianz Stadium on 11 June, the group stage will begin on the 12th, taking place in Bardonecchia, Oulx, Susa, Bussoleno until the 14th.
14 June will see an action-packed day, as the final group game will take place, before the teams taking part in the semi-finals will face-off at Juventus first team’s training ground in Continassa, before the final at Allianz Stadium.
A Juventus Academy World Cup App will be launched in conjunction with the tournament, available on both iOS and Android, in order to help bring the experience closer to fans. The App will come with many exciting features, such as being up to select favourite teams to follow, with a full set of fixtures and group tables. Tournament updates will go direct to the app, with stats such as top goalscorers automatically updated. A locations section will make it easier to find the venues, hotels and other points of interest with offline functionality added. Finally, there’s also a social section in which users can upload videos and pictures from the day’s events.
The worldwide Bianconeri passion of each of the Academies will all unite to see challenges to look forward to, friendships formed and fun to be had, as the Juventus Academy World Cup gets underway on 11 June!
One world, one team.