After two successful events in 2016 and 2017, the world’s most inclusive 8-a-side international football tournament is back for the 3rd time, held in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup 2018. It is the most important global event for clubs competing in the 8*8 format and Russia’s LFL invites all EMF members and affiliated teams to participate. They will join well-known Russian teams representing over 30 cities together with teams from Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The CFL will take place in one of Moscow’s most prestigious districts, 15 minutes away from the city centre. Setun Park Stadium will serve as the event’s main venue, it is a state-of-the-art facility engineered and built specifically for 8*8 football tournaments.
Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy Moscow’s rich nightlife on a daily basis, while guided tours and excursions will also be available for those who are interested. A large number of notable guests are expected to be in attendance – this includes prominent businessmen, politicians, sponsors, professional football scouts, as well as sports and entertainment stars.
48-64 teams are expected to participate in the 2018 event and all matches will be broadcasted live in HD on youtube.
Time and place: Moscow, Russia. 9-13 May 2018.
Participating teams: 48 to 64 teams from all over the world.
Field size: 68 x 39 m. Goal size: 5.60 x 2.35 m.
Fee: 1000 EUR for teams from Russia and Europe; 1000 USD for all other teams.
Preliminary applications for taking part in the CFL will be accepted until March 1st 2018.