Bulgarian teams’ quota for international final of the FAN CUP – COMPLETED!

The teams of "Malki strasti" and "DXC" are the last two teams that will participate from the Bulgarian side in the grand final

The teams of “Malki strasti” and “DXC” are the last two teams that will participate from the Bulgarian side in the grand final of the chain of football tournaments FAN CUP. The two Sofia teams were ranked first and third respectively at the stage in Albena, but since the other finalist had secured a quota, the bronze medalists won the last promotion.

In the final of the tournament in the pearl of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, the team of “Malki strasti” beat in a highly contested match the team of “Northwest – AMIGO” with 3: 2. In the bronze medal match, DXC also defeated UNEX Sofia with difficulty and thus secured a place for the final race in the autumn. All four teams are from the capital.

Dimitar Yanchovski (DXC) was named the best goalkeeper, Tseno Lozanov (Northwest – AMIGO) was the most attractive player, the “Bratyata” from Sofia was awarded for fair play, and Krassimir Nikolov from Varna was awarded for the second time in a row for the best referee – the first was a week ago with applause from the participants. The winners were awarded by Andrey Kovachev – MEP and Deputy Chairman of the Group of the European People’s Party and Denis Tahirov – a representative of the hosts from Albena, the first European Resort of Sport.

The managers of teams from 10 European countries attended these days at the Albena Cup, the last national stage of the largest chain of mini-football tournaments in Bulgaria this year. Under the motto “Grab the Trophy”, the record 37 teams embarked on strong battles for the trophy, and the champions grabbed the prize of BGN 3,200.

The tournament in Albena was the last qualification for participation in the Grand Final, scheduled for mid-September with international participation in this resort. For this reason, representatives of ten European countries made these days an inspection of the resort. On the spot, they met and were satisfied with the conditions under which the matches will be organized in the fall.

Among the managers are representatives of the fans of the Hungarian “Ferencvaros”, the Dutch “Vitesse”, the team of the Italian Referees’ Association, and others. The regulations, rules, health measures, including COVID – 19 protocols, and other details on the participation of foreign teams in the Grand Final in the autumn were discussed.

The not-for-profit sport event FAN CUP is funded under the Erasmus + program of the European Union.

The international tournament is scheduled for September 13-17 in Albena and will feature the best amateur teams from all over Europe. Along with the 16 Bulgarian finalists, teams from the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Slovenia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Portugal, and others will compete for the trophy.