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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND SUBBUTEO – A PARTNERSHIP BENEFITTING TABLE FOOTBALL WORLDWIDE

Subbuteo is back” is the message heard around the world due to the resurgence of the world’s most popular football game.

UEFA are now playing a big part in the game’s popularity through a licensing arrangement with the manufacturers of the game – Eleven Force.  The UEFA Champions League range of products are rolling out around the world.

Table football, commonly known as Subbuteo, is a game that’s been popular with football enthusiasts of all ages for 70 years.  The world body – Fédération Internationale de Sport Football de Table (FISTF) will be staging their 2017 European Champions League on October 28 & 29 in Rochefort, Belgium.

This year, the championships will be known as “EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE of TABLE FOOTBALL” and this is seen as part of a rebuilding of relationships between table football, and the world of football at large.

“We are so excited, and grateful to UEFA and Subbuteo for the support. We are going through a huge regrowth on a global scale, and Subbuteo’s relationship with a major football brand like the UEFA Champions League will assist with the development of the sport around the world” said Alan Collins, President of FISTF from the FISTF World Cup, being staged in Paris this weekend.  “We are also very proud of our new video, created by Subbuteo and UEFA” he added.

José Guerrero of Eleven Force, manufacturers of Subbuteo said, “We are proud to celebrate the 70th birthday of Subbuteo with such a development and we are very proud of our UEFA Champions League range”

Subbuteo Table Football is now being relaunched worldwide, and much of the product is licensed by UEFA through the UEFA Champions League range.  Sales are growing with fresh enquiries from the USA, Australia, Russia, India and China.

As the Subbuteo playing community grows, FISTF looks to establish national federations and clubs in new regions.

Young players are now being introduced to the game by their fathers and grandfathers, and recently the UEFA U22 champions – England, were seen using a Subbuteo set for tactical discussions in their dressing room. (picture attached – courtesy The Sun, UK)

“More and more commercial partnerships are appearing around the game and the sport” said Collins “we couldn’t be happier, as it will eventually see more young players rising into the ranks of our elite international competitions”

New FISTF European Champions League video – https://youtu.be/uSdJVpldrYo

  Mr. José Guerrero
Brand Manager – Subbuteo
Eleven Force
Madrid, Spain
jcguerrero@subbuteo.com
  Mr. Alan Collins
President – FISTF
Manchester, UK
+44 (74) 7038-1318
alancollins.fistf@googlemail.com
  Mr. Chris Tanner
Managing Director – ZSEM
Dubai, UAE
+61 (4) 0700-8489
chris.tanner@zenithsem.com
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Asian Cup – Tan Kok Wee (SGP) takes the title!

Singapore’s Tan Kok Wee won the 3rd Asian Cup in Tokyo on the weekend of June 10-11,  beating Australia’s Raffaele Lombard 2-1 in the final.

The tournament featured players from four Asian countries.

In the national team event, Singapore beat Australia and Japan to claim the title, led by captain Bernard Lim, Tan Kok Wee, John Ho, Vikas Chandiramani, Ashley Tan and John Edwards.

The Singapore Lions won the team event, while Robert Green won the veterans, Tan Yi De won the U12 and Eiko Yoneda won the female event.

At the tournament, Japan, Singapore and Australia also formalised the creation of the Asian Confederation of Sports Table Football Associations (CASFTA), with Kenzo Koi of Japan as the inaugural president.

The organisation of the event went smoothly, with an impressive organising team and 37 registered players.

 

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Calendar and Transfers

  • Next season Calendar is in progress and will be published soon, using lessons learned! Clubs and Federation can still send their wishes to the sport department by end June.
  • The transfer period is open and will end on August 31st for those wishing to move club.
  • a number of signings have already been done…an update list soon !

 

 

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ASIAN CONFEDERATION – one step ahead!

Last week-end, Australia, Japan and Singapore founded the Asian Confederation of Table Football. as part of FISTF, it will manage, run and develop the sport in Asia.

Next big organisation will be the Asian Cup 2018, to be held in Melbourne in January, then every other year!

All the best guys.

 

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39° GP Natale Milano…Nastasi beats Amberny !

Great tournament and organisation by Stella Artois Milano, with great win from Massi Nastasi vs surprising JM Amberny in th final. Many surprises in that big tournament!

Some Italian Legends came for the first time in years, namely GianCarlo and Adriano Pottechi, and Emanuele Funaro.

In the team event, great win from Wiener Neustadt , after golden goals like 3 consecutive times! Well done guys.

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Champions League REGGIO EMILIAAAAA

Champions League- ROMA 

One More win for Reggio Emilia Fratelli Bari after a breath-taking finish vs Fiamme Azzure in the final! Reggio winning by just one goal difference vs its long time rivals of Fiamme.
Both teams qualified vs Black and BLue Pisa and TFC Mattersburg in the semis, in very tight games too!