Philadelphia International Unity Cup

Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:00am - Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:59pm
Location: 
Philadelphia
United States

A World Cup-style tournament held over several months, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup unites the city’s neighborhoods and celebrates its diverse immigrant communities through soccer. The brainchild of Mayor Jim Kenney, the Unity Cup became an annual tradition after its massively successful inaugural year in 2016. Matches of the day include Puerto Rico vs. Indonesia and Ukraine vs. Brazil.

“When you bring people together around one commonality, it’s the foundation for important cultural exchange and understanding that increases tolerance across the city.” Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia

Unity Cup teams:
Algeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Haiti, Jamaica, PuertoRico, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Belarus, Bosnia/Herzegovina, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Serbia, Ukraine, Iraq, Israel, Mexico, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Refugee Team.
 

Categories
Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2017 events
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
Sports