The first day of the ISF inaugural Socca World Cup began with a wins for Portugal, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Angola. Praça do Comércio in the centre of Lisbon plays host to the Socca World Cup until the final on Saturday 29th September. The purpose-built stadium hosts 2,500 spectators with the majority of matches free of charge in the greatest celebration of small-sided football to date.
The host nation, Portugal, began the celebrations with an opening ceremony on the pitch before facing Greece. The fixture was refereed by ISF Ambassador Mark Clattenburg which saw the tournament hosts trump Greece 3-1.
Canada beat Cape Verde 3-1, which saw the winning side score each goal in the second half as Cape Verde led the opening stage. Brazil narrowly top Latvia 3-2 which saw the goals level in the final stages of the game before Crespo slotted a goal in the 33rd minute.
Pakistan faced a strong Spain side with the Europeans posting a 5-0 victory. Angola took on Croatia in the final match of Day One with a very competitive feat with Angola taking victory 3-2.
Second day of the tournament sees 22 teams in action with:
- Pakistan vs Moldova
- Poland vs Slovenia
- France vs Ireland
- USA vs Kazakhstan
- Bulgaria vs Egypt
- Moldova vs Russia
- Belgium vs Wales
- England vs Slovakia
- Germany vs India
- Paraguay vs Turkey
- China vs Scotland
All matches are live on the ISF Facebook and YouTube channel. Regular updates can be found on the official ISF twitter account @soccafed will have regular