Eurosport Malta Christmas CupTuesday, December 28, 2010, 16:05
The event has been capturing local and international teams who consider the local weather conditions and facilities perfect for a winter training camp here in the Maltese Islands.
For this year’s Malta Cup JPL Sport Events attracted the interest of various teams, but the ideal team for the dates available with regards to the training facilities was the Italian Serie B side, Calcio Padova who are currently eyeing a potential playoff spot in their quest for a historic promotion to Serie A in their 100th anniversary.
Along with the above mentioned Italian team, participating in this year’s edition will be last year’s BO Premier League Champions Birkirkara FC, as well as Hamrun Spartans FC both known to attract the most colourful and vociferous supporters on the island.
The Triangular Tournament is set to be played at the Hibernians Stadium on Sunday the 2nd of January 2011 and kick-off for the first match will be at 3pm. All the matches will have a duration of forty-five minutes and the first game of the tournament will be between Birkirkara FC and Hamrun Spartans FC. Calcio Padova will play against the losing side of the first match and in the third and final match they will play against the winner of the first match.
The entrance fee for all the three matches is €6 and tickets are available from the following outlets: Eurosport – Birkirkara, Fenech Arredamenti – St. Venera, Birkirkara FC and Hamrun Spartans FC.
In case of a draw after forty five minutes of play a penalty shoot will decide a winner of that game. Three points will be awarded to a winner of the match in regular time, two points will go to a winner after a penalty shoot-out and one point will go to the losing side after a penalty shoot-out.
Media present for the match will decide the outcome of the Cisk Lager Player of the Tournament.
Calcio Padova will reside at the Five Star Golden Sands Hotel & Resorts from their arrival on the 28th of December 2010 till the 4th of January 2011 and will probably hold a training session on the Golden Sands of Ghajn Tuffieha.
Amongst former players wearing the Calcio Padova shirt are Demetrio Albertini, Nicola Amoruso, Antonio Bennarrivo, Allessandro Del Piero, Angelo Di Livio, Stefano Fiore, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Christiano Lucarelli, and Walter Zenga.
As mentioned,Calcio Padova is celebrating their 100 years of existence and their stay here in the Maltese Islands fit in well with their festivities in their quest to expand their potential supporter’s base. A thorough look into their history can be found in their 100 years anniversary website here http://100anni.padovacalcio.it .
JPL Sport Events would like to take the opportunity to wish a joyous Christmas and the best for the year to come to all the sports supporters worldwide.
It has been just anounced that Michael Mifsud is to join Calcio Padova for their training sessions and mini camp here in Malta. It is not yet known if there is an interest in acquiring the fast prolific striker who is a free agent at the moment.