DC Embassy World Cup Soccer Tournament


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June 22, 2018

DC Embassy World Cup Soccer Tournament

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the Mayor Bowser administration and DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced they will host and produce the first-ever DC Embassy World Cup from June 17, 2018 – July 14, 2018 at Jelleff Recreation Center’s synthetic field (3265 S Street, NW). 

Embracing the excitement surrounding the FIFA World Cup, 16 embassies out of the 32 participating in this year’s World Cup have confirmed.  The 16 teams will play a 40-game tournament in a 7-vs-7 format, parallel to the FIFA World Cup and in the spirit of FIFA’s Fair Play.
 
“This soccer event will highlight the international and multicultural spirit of Washington, DC on a recreation level like it’s never been done before,” said DPR Director Keith A. Anderson. 
 
The opening ceremony will be held Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Jelleff Recreation Center at 3:30 p.m. It will feature a flag ceremony and the opening game, Russia vs. Uruguay.
 
Teams include:
Group A – Russia, Uruguay, Germany and Mexico
Group B – Belgium, Panama, England, and Colombia
Group C – France, Australia, Peru, and Denmark
Group D – Serbia, Brazil, Switzerland, and Argentina
 
 
For more information please visit: DPR.events. Follow the hashtag #DCWorldCup on social media.  
 
 
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About DPR
 
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides quality urban recreation and leisure services for residents and visitors to the District of Columbia. DPR supervises and maintains area parks, community facilities, swimming pools and spray parks, and neighborhood recreation centers. The agency also coordinates a wide variety of recreation and educational programs including sports leagues, youth development, therapeutic recreation, aquatic programming, outdoor adventure, camping, and senior citizen activities. Adaptive programs and facilities are available for persons with disabilities.