MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ROUND OF ALL NATIONS CUP 2006
Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, 37 of Seattle’s international
communities faced off this weekend for their chance to
represent their home countries in the Round of 16, the
next step on their way to the All Nations Cup Championship.
international music in the air, cultural performances
on the stage, and soccer on the fields, Seattle area soccer
fans had plenty to keep them busy this weekend as All
Nations Cup 2006 begun with the Qualifiers Festival Weekend.
Over just three day, July 14th to the 16th, 58 matches
were played before the final 16 teams were revealed.
the first 12 berths for the round of 16 are the top three
teams from each of the four All Nations Cup Regions. From
the African region,
Cameroon, Djibouti, and region leaders Gambia will be
moving on. From
the Americas region, Brazil, Mexico, and retuning All
Nations Cup Champions USA will be moving on. From the
Asian Region, Tibet, Japan and regions leaders Vietnam
will be moving on. Finally from the European Region, Bosnia,
Great Britain, and region leaders Russia took the last
three of the top 12 berths for the Round of 16.
Crossover matches, the last of the Qualifiers Festival
Weekend, were some of the fiercest of the weekend, with
the fourth and fifth place teams from each region fighting
the final four berths for the Round of 16. In the end,
Colombia, Ireland, Peru, and Tanzania came out ahead and
earned their place in the next round of matches.
Nations Cup will continue Friday July 21st with Masters
Division games followed by Round of 16 games, the Woman’s
Regional tournament, youth games and more Masters Division
games on the weekend of July 22nd and July 23rd. Quarterfinals
and semifinals will take place from July 25th through
the 27th, all culminating in Championship Games Day on
Moving on to the Round of 16:
All Nations Cup Info:
Nations Cup will be held at the Starfire Sports Complex
in Fort Dent Part, Tukwila. (6840 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila,
WA 98188) All Nations Cup Detailed Schedule and Admission:
Round of 16, Women's Regional,
Master's Division, Youth Games
Quarterfinals and Semifinals
Championship Games Day
Tournament Passes are available for $28
Children 12 and under are admitted FREE to all events
more information about the tournament, ticket sales or
volunteer opportunities, visit www.allnationscup.org or
contact Sister Communities at (206) 267-9000.
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