Amputee Football World Cup: Italy goes out with its head held high in the qualifying round, earning 14th place in the ranking
The Italian National Amputee Football team exited the world championship in Mexico with its head held high, in the qualifying round, finishing 14th in the category ranking. At the World Cup, later won by Angola on penalties against Turkey, Italy played a good championship and showed the results of the hard work put in over the last year, standing up to all its opponents. For the Italian national team, which entered the competition with the support of Cattolica Assicurazioni, the overall result is 4 wins and 3 losses, with its exit due to the world championships.
“I’m very happy with my boys” said CT Renzo Vergnani. “We played on a par with everyone and the final result, which sees Angola as the champion, confirms that the draw of the qualifying round was a twist of fate for us. In any case, we have a team full of young people who can only grow and do better in the future. With the Federation, we are engaging in a project that is really close to our hearts. We want amputated children and youths, as well as those with brain injury, to play in the newly created FISPES Football Academy, a youth Football academy for all Under 16s.”