“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.


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!


RaiSport to Live Stream the Dream World Cup 2018

RaiSport to Live Stream the Dream World Cup 2018

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...

Dream World Cup draw: the groups revealed

Dream World Cup draw: the groups revealed

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...

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The International Football Committee on Mental health is the body promoting the Dream World Cup and is chaired by the Italian psychiatrist Santo Rullo.

ECOS Europe is a network of experts established to foster social, economic and sustainable development.


Dream World Cup is realised with the contribution of FIGC – Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio