DREAM WORLD CUP
“My first dream is to play in the World Cup. And the second dream is to win it”
Diego Armando Maradona
The Dream World Cup is the futsal world championship for people with mental health problems. The first editions took place in Japan, in 2016 and in Italy in 2018. The next edition will take place in Peru: it was initially scheduled in 2020, but then postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.
The Dream World Cup is not only a big sport event, but has social and scientific values too. Teams from different Countries play together, fighting the stigma and those prejudices regarding mental health problems and encouraging the use of futsal as a therapy for psychiatric rehabilitation.
SUPPORT THE PROJECT
Help us keeping this project alive! Organising such an event as the Dream World Cup requires energies and efforts and every help is welcomed. You can contribute to fight the stigma still existing around mental illness and help our friends make their dream come true. Your donation can make a difference!
If you want to enjoy a great sport and social event, where psychiatric patients compete for a final win and to fight stigma and social exclusion, you can come to Rome, Palatiziano from 13 to 16 May. But if a visit to the Eternal City is not on your near future...
After the group stage draw, the calendar of the Dream World Cup 2018 was completed. The opening match will be Italy-Chile, on Sunday at 10 am, while the final is scheduled for 4.20 pm on Wednesday 16.
Just a few days before the Dream World Cup kick-off and today the groups were revealed. CONI's Palazzo delle Federazioni was the pefect stage for today's press conference. Gianni Rivera, President of FIGC Technical Section and Andrea Montemurro, President of the...