Danone Nations Cup

Danone Nations Cup

Danone Nations Cup

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The Danone Nations Cup is an international football competition organized every year since 2000, on the initiative of Groupe Danone.

Supported by Zinedine Zidane, it gathers 10 to 12 y.o. teams from 40 different countries and all continents. This competition is made of 40 national tournaments and a world final agreed by the FIFA. Each year 40 teams are qualified to represent their country at the world final of the event.

Beyond the sports events, the competition is also a way to promote the values of Groupe DANONE : Humanism, Open-mindedness, Proximity and Enthusiasm.

2,5 million children worldwide take part every year in the event.

History

Following the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, Groupe DANONE decided to create an international football tournament for kids.

In 2000, edition of the Danone Nations Cup takes place, gathering 8 teams from 2 continents : Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine: Already 35000 players and 125 000 spectators worldwide . France becomes the first team to raise the DNC trophy, whilst one of the Turkish players involved in the tournament was Aydın Yılmaz, who is now playing, as a professional, for one of the best clubs in Turkey, Galatasaray. Stories like this confirm the philosophy of the event, "Believe in your dreams".

In 2001, the event considerably grows up as 24 teams, representing 24 nations from 4 continents are part of it. Reunion Islands wins the victory in 2001, while Argentina wins the 2002...
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