The famous coach Dimitar Penev will give the initial blow on the fan football tournament “Grabni Kupata” on Saturday in Sofia

This weekend Sofia hosts the penultimate stage of the largest mini-football chain of events in Bulgaria. The FAN CUP tournament brings together elite amateur teams from the capital in the Sportna Sofia Complex, which will deliver the two new winning teams for the grand final in Albena in the autumn.

The series of mini-football competitions started in April in the city of Stara Zagora, then passed through Pazardzhik, Sandanski, Gorna Oryahovitsa, and Montana. The finalists in each city secured participation in an international final tournament, which is scheduled for mid-September by the sea with teams from 10 countries. So far, places for the grand final in Albena have been secured by: E-Dynamics and Sporting from Stara Zagora, Esetra Commerce, and Detoni from Pazardzhik, Veteranite, and El Clásico from Sandanski, Phoenix and Apple from Gorna Oryahovitsa, Magyosnicite and V&K from the tournament in Montana.

Now in Sofia, they will be joined by two more members, the applications promise extremely contested matches. The start of the tournament in the newest Sofia park “Vazrazhdane” will be given by the legendary Dimitar Penev. Our best coach of the twentieth century, who led the national team to bronze medals at the USA’94 World Cup, will give an initial blow to the first match in the program. The draw and the grand opening is this Saturday at exactly 16.00, half an hour later is the start of the matches in the qualifying groups, which will last until 20.00. The eliminations are scheduled for 16.00 o’clock on Sunday and shortly after 19.00, the final will start. Immediately after that is the awarding and closing of the tournament.

So far, the following teams have applied for participation: “Malki strasti”, “Tyalo prechish mi – Bloka Huniors”, “FC Pirogov”, “Raicommerce”, “Bg on air”, “Lev Ins”, “DXC Technology” and “Severozapad-AMIGO” from Sofia,” Selska Armada “,” Victoria “and” Krakra ” from Pernik, plus “AFK GARANT “from Troyan. The applications continue. The matches will be played on an artificial field in the Complex Sportna Sofia Complex. Among the partners of the organizer from the ASSOCIATION SPORT IN THE FREE TIME in the implementation of the project under the Erasmus + program of the European Union with the European Network for the Development of Football, the European Federation of Mini-Football, and others. After Sofia, this weekend, the qualifications in the chain of amateur tournaments FAN CUP will end with a regional competition in Varna (June 12-13). The grand final is scheduled for September 13-17 in Albena. There are still 3 vacancies to supplement the scheme in the sea capital, so you can sign up through the website of the event: