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Congratulation to the Italian team that won the World Cup 2006!

All Nations Cup 2006 kicks off in July

With the FIFA World Cup going on in Germany, Sister Communities has announced the Qualifiers Fixture Schedule for Seattle based, All Nations Cup 2006.

Even though the FIFA World Cup is nearly upon us, don't forget that All Nations Cup 2006, Seattle's own cross-cultural soccer tournament, is also right around the corner. Now entering its fourth year All Nations Cup is larger then ever, fielding the most teams in its history, expanding its Masters division, introducing a Woman's Regional Tournament and Youth Games. This year more then 37 different teams made up of Seattle's international communities, will represent more then 37 different countries on the field.

The Qualifying Weekend Festival, will begin on Friday, July 14th, at Tukwila's Starfire Sports Complex. That day, All Nations Cup will have an Opening Ceremony hosted by the Muckleshoot Tribe, followed by four simultaneous games, included the featured Mexico verses Guatemala game.

The Qualifiers will then continue on Saturday, July 15th, and Sunday, July 16th. Over three short days, 58 matches will be played, and the top four teams in each region will move to Finals Weekend, running July 21st to the 23rd. The top two teams in each region will then move into the Quarterfinals and Semifinals, July 25th-27th, culminating in Championship Game Day on July 29th.

But it's not just about soccer; between the matches All Nations Cup will host a diverse array of international performance as local communities display their culture through dance, music, demonstrations and more.

All Nations Cup's mission is to bring together the diverse community of the Seattle region using soccer as a common starting point. Creating a place for all communities to express their own culture as well as learning about others, giving all participants - players, spectators, volunteers - a chance to recognize our common humanity.

All Nations Cup 2006 Qualifiers Fixture Schedule and information:

All Nations Cup will be held at the Starfire Sports Complex in Fort Dent Part, Tukwila.

Admission is FREE on July 14th, $5 per day July 15th to July 27th, and $10 on July 29th.

Admission for Children 12 and under are always FREE.

Participating teams this year include: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia,
France, Gambia, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Poland,
Romania, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Sweden, Tanzania, Tibet, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam.

As the returning All Nations Cup Champions, Team USA receives a bye for the Qualifiers Round.


All Nations Cup 2006 Qualifiers Fixture Schedule

Fiday, July 14th, 8:00am Fixtures
Mexico vs. Guatemala
Bosnia vs. France
Gambia vs. Somalia
Tibet vs. Japan

Saturday, July 15th, 10:00am Fixtures
Russia vs. Poland
Djibouti vs. Morocco
El Salvador vs. Brazil
Korea vs. China

Saturday, July 15th, 11:30am Fixtures
Great Britain vs. Sweden
Ethiopia vs. Sudan
Turkey vs. Afghanistan
Peru vs. Colombia

Saturday, July 15th, 1:00pm Fixtures
Romania vs. Germany
Vietnam vs. Nepal
Tanzania vs. Cameroon
Ireland vs. Ukraine

Saturday, July 15th, 2:00pm Fixtures
France vs. Russia
Italy vs. Denmark

Saturdau, July 15th, 3:30pm Fixtures
Djibouti vs. Somalia
Honduras vs. Mexico
Tibet vs. Korea
China vs. Turkey

Saturday, July 15th, 5:00pm Fixtures
Japan vs. Iran
Tanzania vs. Gambia
Guatemala vs. Brazil
Poland vs. Great Britain

Saturday, July 15th, 6:30pm Fixtures
Peru vs. El Salvador
Ukraine vs. Romania
Bosnia vs. Italy
Germany vs. Denmark

Saturday, July 15th, 8:00pm Fixtures
Cameroon vs. Sudan
Colombia vs. Honduras
Ireland vs. Sweden
Afghanistan vs. Nepal

Sunday, July 16th, 10:00am Fixtures
Denmark vs. France
Morocco vs. Ethiopia
Vietnam vs. Iran
Poland vs. Bosnia

Sunday, July 16th, 11:30am Fixtures
Nepal vs. Tibet
Italy vs. Romania
Ireland vs. Germany
Somalia vs. Cameroon

Sunday, July 16th, 1:00pm Fixtures
Korea vs. Afghanistan
Sudan vs. Djibouti
Guatemala vs. Peru
Ukraine vs. Great Britain

Sunday, July 16th, 2:30pm Fixtures
Brazil vs. Honduras
Sweden vs. Russia
Vietnam vs. Turkey
Ethiopia vs. Tanzania

Sunday, July 16th, 4:00pm Fixtures
Gambia vs. Morocco
Iran vs. Mexico
China vs. Japan
Colombia vs. El Salvador

Sunday, July 16th, 5:30pm Fixtures
Europe 4th place team vs. Asia 5th place team
Asia 4th place team vs. Africa 5th place team
Africa 4th place team vs. Americas 5th place team
Americas 4th place team vs. Europe 5th place team

For full festival details as well as additional information please visit or contact Sister Communities at (206) 267-9000.



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