Fyffes has signed-up to support the Irish Amputee Football Association as it prepares to select a team that will represent Ireland in the forthcoming Amputee World Cup which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico at end-October early-November next.
'Billed as the last major stage in Ireland’s World Cup preparation, it is also seen as the final opportunity for players to impress selectors who will choose the seven-man starting team from a squad of 13 to represent Ireland in what will be their second Amputee World Cup,' the Irish banana importer said in a statement.
“As part of celebrations to mark our 130th anniversary, we in Fyffes are delighted to support the Irish team’s World Cup preparations.” Gerry Cunningham, managing director, Fyffes said.
Each team will comprise five players, with substitutes allowed. Games are 15 minutes long with no half time and all teams are permitted a one-minute time-out per match. When all three clubs have played each other twice, the top two will progress to the final to decide who lifts the cup.
“We applaud amputee footballers and wish them well in their efforts to bring success to Ireland, recognising the extent to which each has had to combat adversity in order to achieve their goals,” added Cunningham.
The one-day Fyffes Cup competition will be played in a round-robin format with teams representing Bohemians, Cork City and Shamrock Rovers competing to decide the winner the group said in the statement.
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