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.
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On Tuesday, May 8th ECOS is holding a press conference in in the Auditorium Hall of the CONI's Palazzo delle Federazioni. The aim is to officially present the second edition of the Dream World Cup, the World Futsal Championship for psychiatric patients. After the...
On the occasion of the third screening of “Crazy For Football” for Italian schools, CT Zanchini will announce the 16 selected players who will wear the Italian official shirt and will play the Dream World Cup.
Last Saturday, around 60 people with mental health problems gathered in Rome to pursue their dream and try to be part of the Italian national team. “Ordinary Heroes” was partner of the initiative, with its coloured t-shirts.