Created in 2000 by the Danone Group, the Danone Nations Cup is the true football “World Cup” for children ages 10 to 12.
- The Danone Nations Cup is an international competition that is divided into two different tournaments:
- A boys tournament with 32 participating countries
- A girls tournament with 6 participating countries (launched in 2017)
- Each year 2.5 million players participate across the globe
- Each country organizes a national tournament and each winning team has the opportunity to represent their nation at the World Finals
- 1 World Final stage which travels to a different venue every year, for example: Spain (Santiago Bernabeu) in 2011, UK (Wembley Stadium) in 2013, Brazil (Arena Corinthians) in 2014, France (Stade de France) in 2016 and the United States (Red Bull Arena) in 2017
- Zinedine Zidane has been the tournament’s international ambassador since 2003
The Danone Nations Cup is supported by both national and international institutions such as: FIFA, ministries of health and local youth and sports, and education associations.