Sri Lanka to contest Milo World Cup | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka to contest Milo World Cup

Fabrice Cavallin, (centre) Nestlé Lanka Managing Director, handing over the Milo Football Champions Trophy to Sunil Jayaweera (right), Special Consultant Sports from the Ministry of Education at the launch in the presence of Bandula Egodage, Vice-President Corporate Affairs & Communications at Nestle
Fabrice Cavallin, (centre) Nestlé Lanka Managing Director, handing over the Milo Football Champions Trophy to Sunil Jayaweera (right), Special Consultant Sports from the Ministry of Education at the launch in the presence of Bandula Egodage, Vice-President Corporate Affairs & Communications at Nestle

Eight young talented Sri Lankan football players stand the chance to win an opportunity of a lifetime to compete in the MILO Champions Football World Cup which will be held in China. Milo and FC Barcelona formed a four-year global partnership to promote healthier lifestyles and the importance of physical activity to young people.

Committed to developing school sports in Sri Lanka for more than three decades, Milo is leveraging this global agreement to help develop football in Sri Lanka as well as develop and inspire young football stars through its ‘MILO Champions Cup’ which will kick-off in Sri Lanka with an all-island U-12 tournament conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association under the patronage of the Ministry of Education. The tournament will be open to boys and girls born in 2008 and 2009 and a total of 265 girls’ teams and 822 boys’ teams will take part in the tournament bringing the total number of participants to 13,044.

Based on the skills and values demonstrated at the tournament, the best players will be shortlisted to attend a selection camp where an expert panel of coaches will select the most deserving eight players to represent the MILO Sri Lanka team.

The final round matches will be held at the Matara District Football Federation on May 4 and 5 2019.

The most talented eight players will represent Sri Lanka in the MILO Champions Cup in China to compete against countries like Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Pakistan, Colombia, Chille, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

A playing side will comprise of eight players that includes one girl for each team.

 

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