20 October 2023 – Jinjiang

FISU World Cup Football begins in Jinjiang

About two months after the FISU World University Games in Chengdu, the next major event of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) is coming up. In Jinjiang, China, the FISU University World Cup Football kicks off on Saturday (21 October). The debut of the event was also held in Jinjiang in 2019. At that time, the University of the Republic from Uruguay (men) and the University of Ottawa from Canada (women) won the title.

A head-to-head format for universities worldwide

The FISU University World Cups are the latest additions to the world of university sports. They were created to complement the FISU World University Games and the FISU World University Championships. Unlike traditional competitions that focus on national delegations, these cups bring universities together in a head-to-head format, making them true game-changers. The experience of representing one's university colors and competing against classmates on an international stage is truly unparalleled in the world of sports. The FISU University World Cups have captured the imagination of students and universities alike.

The mission of the FISU University World Cups is to provide opportunities for even more student-athletes to participate, including those who may not have had the chance to compete in international university sports before. Through continental qualifiers and a series of events at national, regional, continental, and global levels, these cups create new pathways to prestigious international tournaments. By doing so, FISU aims to revolutionize the role and impact of university sports in the lives of student-athletes.

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Jinjiang 2023 FISU University World Cup Football

This year's edition of the FISU University World Cup Football will pit the world's best university football teams against each other until 31 October. Twelve teams are participating in the men's tournament, while eight teams have qualified in the women's competition - including the team from Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, which represents Germany. There is no German team in the men's competition though. The women‘s football team will face University of Kindia (Guinea), University of Sydney (Australia) and Beijing Normal University (China) in their group.

The opening match on Saturday (21 October, 2pm CEST) will see the teams of China's Hohai University and Argentina's University of La Matanza. All matches will be broadcast live by FISU.TV. Click here for the live-stream schedule.

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The matches of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  • 22 October, 10 a.m.: Beijing Normal University - Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  • 24 October, 1 p.m.: Goethe University Frankfurt am Main - University of Kindia

  • 26 October, 10 a.m.: University of Sydney - Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

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The following universities are participating in the FISU University World Cup Football this year.

Women's Tournament:

  • Beijing Normal University (China)

  • College of Asian Scholars (Thailand)

  • University of Bordeaux (France)

  • Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

  • Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University (Ukraine)

  • University of Kindia (Guinea)

  • Paulista University (Brazil)

  • University of Sydney (Australia)

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Men's Tournament:

  • Hohai University (China)

  • Myongji University (South Korea)

  • West University of Timisoara (Romania)

  • State University of Trade and Economics (Ukraine)

  • University of Split (Croatia)

  • Ramon Llull University (Spain)

  • Kenyatta University (Kenya)

  • University of the Republic (Uruguay)

  • Paulista University (Brazil)

  • University of la Matanza (Argentina)

  • The University of Auckland (New Zealand)

  • Western Sydney University (Australia)

All further information about the FISU University World Cup Football in Jinjiang can be found here.