8 – 16 July 2017

WORLD MEDICAL

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

23rd Global Congress on Medicine and Health in Sport
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World's largest sport event for physicians

Event Schedule

Arrival Teams & Guests

18:00 – 22:00 Opening Ceremony

Presentation of new Teams

Tournament Draw

Free Training

9:00 – 12:00 Global Congress on Medicine and Health in Sport

13:00 – 21:00 Match Day 1

Free Training

9:00 – 12:00 Global Congress on Medicine and Health in Sport

13:00 – 21:00 Match Day 2

No Trainings

9:00 – 17:00 Match Day 3

No Matches & Trainings

10:00 – 16:00 Leisure Day Activities

Free Training

9:00 – 12:00 Global Congress on Medicine and Health in Sport

13:00 – 21:00 Match Day 4

Free Training

9:00 – 12:00 Global Congress on Medicine and Health in Sport

13:00 – 21:00 Match Day 5

9:00 – 19:00 Match Day 6

19:00 – 23:30 Closing Ceremony

Departure Teams & Guests

Physicians crown their World Champion

Every four years professional football national teams lead by The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) seek their World Cup Champion, however, also physicians’ football national teams from around the world come together annually to crown their Champion. Since 2006, national teams made up of physicians and medical professionals meet to determine the winner of the ’World Medical Football Championship’ aka ’Morell Cup’, named after its founder Dr. Ferran Morell.

In the early days of the WMFC in the 90ies, regional competitions were held in and around Barcelona amongst local selections, until the first international event was held in 2006. Since then, the tournament grew to a major sport event that, in 2017, will host presumably up to 20 Nations from 5 continents in Leogang, Austria.

Traditionally, participants also take advantage of the local recreational opportunities with their families, while competing in the tournament. Around 1.000 guests are expected to attend the WMFC 2017 events and will create a unique atmosphere on and off the four football pitches during this weeklong tournament.

Check out all locations – pitches, congress, ceremonies, etc. – on our WMFC map.

WMFC Teams 2017

PROUD HOST TEAM FROM AUSTRIA

The Austrian Medical Soccer Team will be hosting and organising the WMFC tournament and the parallel 23rd International Symposium Medicine in Health and Sport under ideal conditions in Leogang. The Austrian Team was founded in 2006 and participated in the WMFC 2006 in Mainz (Germany) for the first time. The goal of the Austrian Medical Soccer Team is to be inextricably associated with the idea of charity by organising numerous charitable events. To date, these events resulted in donations exceeding 100.000€.

20 TEAMS – MORELL CUP (MC)  &  13 TEAMS – VOGEL CUP (VC)

  1. Argentina – MC
  2. Australia– MC/VC
  3. Austria – MC/VC
  4. Brazil – MC/VC
  5. Canada – MC

  1. Catalonia – MC
  2. Colombia – MC/VC
  3. Czech Republic – MC
  4. Germany – MC/VC
  5. Great Britain – MC/VC

  1. Hungary – MC/VC
  2. Ireland – MC/VC
  3. Lithuania – MC/VC
  4. Mexico – MC/VC
  5. Russia – MC/VC

  1. Republic of Korea – MC
  2. Sweden – MC
  3. Ukraine – MC/VC
  4. USA – MC/VC
  5. Uzbekistan – MC

Participants 2006 – 2017

major sport event

In order to facilitate the continued active participation of those football-aficionados who initiated or played the early editions of the tournament, a small-sided football tournament was established and first held in 2014 in Natal (Brazil) as part of the WMFC. This ‘Clemens Vogel Cup‘ is for players over 45 years of age and has developed into a corner stone of the WMFC family. All nations participating in the ’Ferran Morell Cup’ (full pitch, main event) are able to enter ’Clemens Vogel Cup’. The tournament bracket for the WMFC 2017 in Leogang is set for 20 teams (‘MC’) and 13 teams (‘VC’), resulting in 33 participating teams and a total of nearly 100 matches to be played. Both tournaments kick off with a group stage (three games per team) prior to the knock out rounds. All final ranks of each team will be determined, which guarantees each team six matches in as many days.

Since its inception, 23 different nations have participated in the World Medical Football Championship, with increased numbers in recent years. Teams can nominate up to 40 players (25 for ‘MC’, 15 for ‘VC’); the group draw will be held during the Opening Ceremony in the evening prior to the first match day. Another key highlight of this world cup is the Closing and Victory Ceremony directly following the Final.

Champions 2006 – 2016

WMFC 2017

Host City Leogang

The beautiful down-to-earth holiday village Leogang can look back on a long history and tradition and is looking forward to welcome all teams and their families participating in the WMCF 2017.

Leogang offers a wide variety of sport activities, both in summer and in winter. The local passion for sport is mainly due to a strong club structure, as well as the natural geographical conditions conducive to the performance of different sports. Leogang has proven its athletic in recent years hosting many major events.

All guests of the WMFC will find lovingly prepared and regenerating wellness treatments in one of the most romantic natural landscapes in Austria.

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