ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Sports

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:18 - Updated Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:17

Soccer: Angola returns to Toulon tournament in France 21 years after

Luanda - The Angolan national team play on May 29 at 19h30 at Lattre-de-Tassigny stadium, Aubagne in Marseille, England, in the opening game of the international tournament in Toulon (France) on their return to the event.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

1 / 1

Jogo Angola e Egipto das eliminatórias do CANsub20

Photo: Lucas

Adao Costa, Vice-chairperson of FAF

Photo: António Escrivão

In statements to Angop, in Luanda, the FAF vice president, Adão Costa, considered an added value for competitive experiences by the team in this competition, where they returned after 1996, which marked the last Angolan presence in the competition, organized annually by FIFA in partnership with the French affiliate.

According to the official, in addition to being prestigious, the event will be a great incentive for coaches, players and all those who work for the spreading and development of youth football in the country.

He also mentioned as benefits the involvement of "big national teams " of the echelon and the constitution of an important "showcase" for the projection of young players.

Also on the calendar, the Palanquinhas will face the national team of Japan, on June 1 at 5:00 p.m., in the stadium of Honor Marcel Roustan, in the city Salon-de-Provence, for the second round.

In the third and final round of the first round, the national team face the Cuban counterparts on 4 June at 17.30 at the Lattre-de-Tassigny Stadium.

For the 45th edition of the traditional tournament of base teams, now called "Maurice Revello Cup", which brings together 12 countries, Africa is represented by Angola and Cote d'Ivoire), the latter winner of the 2010 edition.

The last participation of Angola in the tournament was in 1996, under technical guidance of Oliveira Gonçalves and José Kilamba. The national team was eliminated in the first phase.
The first presence of Angola in the competition happened in 1995.

The tournament of Toulon began to be disputed in 1967. The first edition was conquered by the Anderletch of Belgium. France, with 12 titles and Brazil, with eight, hold the highest trophy record in the competition.

England won the last edition, disputed in 2016, by beating host France 2-1.

Tags Football  

Read also
  • 20/04/2017 11:40:44

    Bravos do Maquis with worse performance in Girabola2017

    Luena - Currently occupying 10th place with nine points after the dispute of 10 rounds of the national first division football championship (Girabola2017), FC Bravos do Maquis are even beyond their worse performances achieved in 2015, which culminated with the relegation of the team to the second division.

  • 20/04/2017 06:38:15

    Girabola2017: Libolo thrash JGM (6-0)

    Luanda - Recreativo do Libolo thrashed on Wednesday Huambo's JGM by 6-0, in the closing of the ninth round of the national first division football championship (Girabola2017) at the Calulo stadium.

  • 19/04/2017 10:25:57

    Football: Libolo and JGM face each other for ninth round closure

    Luanda - Recreativo do Libolo team from Cuanza Sul Province and JGM from Huambo will face each other this Wednesday, in the last game of the ninth round of the first division National Football Championship (Girabola2017), a round that was disputed over the weekend.