On Sunday 24 April 2022 at the Olympic Theater of Sabbioneta, a splendid example of the “Ideal City”, the Conifa FSD press conference was held.
The conference was attended by the mayor of Sabbioneta, the presidents and managers of Conifa and the representatives of the Conifa teams from all over the world.
Before the press conference and the draws for the 2022 Women’s World Cup, which will take place in Tibet, where the Tibet NSA team will clash in the first match with the Matabeleland FC team and Szekelyfold LE will meet FA Sapmi.
The participants in the men’s soccer Africa Cup of Nations groups were also drawn in which the Pro Arena team will meet that of Yoruba Nation and Matabeleland will meet Biafra FF.
The two new trophies, the World and the European one, which will be presented for the first time during the 2022 European Championships in June in Nice, were presented in world preview.
The Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA), together with the Municipality of Sabbioneta, are honored to announce a historical series of events aimed at the development of the world organization and its members.
Known as Football Strategy Days, members and partners are invited to join the UNESCO World Heritage Site to – in the words of CONIFA’s global president Per-Anders Blind – “define a path to the future for each continent”.
From 22 to 24 April 2022, the delegates of each of the world teams associated with CONIFA will participate in meeting days that will cover the topics of the various continents, business, referees, women’s football, no limits football, the new European club trophy. , as well as having the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Sabbioneta, renowned throughout the world, located in Lombardy, in northern Italy.
The business meeting will be chaired by Fabio Puntillo, Conifa General Manager, the referees meeting by Roger Lundback, Conifa world referee director, the women’s football meeting by d’Alary Dalton, Conifa women’s world football director, the no limits football meeting by Francesco Zema , Conifa World Disability Football Director, and the meeting on the new European club trophy by Givi Todua, ECT Conifa Director.
Sabbioneta expression is a fascinating practical representation of a philosophical ambition: the city was built at the behest of Duke Vespasiano Gonzaga with the aim of realizing the Renaissance concept of the ‘Ideal City’ in which art, architecture and urban planning represent the maximum of classicism .
The sixteenth-century theories that guided its design make Sabbioneta an area of ??incredible architectural and artistic value: in its streets, in its views and in its buildings you can recognize the perspective theories and the theories of proportions that give it harmony and elegance.
The Conifa World and European Trophies have left Stockholm with a special flight to Milan and will continue to Sabbioneta with the presidential staff in tow.
On Friday they will be taken over by the Mayor of Sabbioneta and on Sunday there will finally be the presentation.
The European Trophy was created on the project of Stefano Voi who was the winner of the Conifa social media contest organized a few months ago.
The Conifa European Trophy will be unveiled for the first time on Sunday during the official presentation ceremony in the Olympic Theater of Sabbioneta which will take place at the end of the FSD in Sabbioneta. The wait was long, but she was finally satisfied.
The words of the protagonists
“I am proud and very honored to welcome all of you to the beautiful UNESCO heritage site of Sabbioneta,” said Blind Global President Conifa
Alberto Rischio, European President of CONIFA, remarked: “Being able to organize the first edition of the Football Strategy Days in Sabbioneta is something historic in CONIFA football.”
The mayor of Sabbioneta, Marco Pasquali, declared : “Sabbioneta is pleased to host the CONIFA world for this important event, using sport and culture as a means of territorial promotion, economic revitalization and tourism recovery after more than two years of difficulty.”
The Sport Councilor of Sabbioneta, Franco Alessandria, added: Sabbioneta is the heart of a territory with a strong sporting vocation which today, thanks to CONIFA, also discovers its ambition to be recognized globally.”