BY Nicole Erasmus
The soccer tournament began in 1983 and since then, has become one of the finest of its kind in Melbourne. With a history of over 30 years, the World Cup style event has gone from strength to strength.
The 31st All Nations Cup will take place across 6 weeks at Egan Lee Reserve in Knoxfield, the home of Knox City Football Club.
20 teams from all over Melbourne will represent various countries and compete to take the crown from last year’s winners, Serbia.
In 2016, the tournament has been expanded to include both Cup and Plate competitions.
Following the group phase, the top eight teams will advance to the finals series of the Cup competition, while the eight next best-placed teams will progress and contest for the inaugural Plate trophy.
The festival of football will kick off on Saturday November 5 with the initial group phase, played every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday November 20, followed by the semi-finals, and concluding with the Cup final on Saturday December 10.
Everyone is welcome at Egan Lee Reserve throughout the tournament to celebrate diversity, multiculturalism and the world game. There is a nominal gate charge of $6 per adult and $4 per concession for the entire day.
Further information on the event’s schedule and competing countries will be can be found by visiting www.knoxcityfc.com.au.
THE FIELD OF DREAMS
3. South Sudan
4. South Africa
|ANC||Saturday 5th November|
|ANC||Sunday 6th November|
|11:30||South Sudan||Vs.||South Africa|