Interview Daniele Curcio

Could you please briefly introduce yourself and tell us about Tournaments Abroad please ? My name is Daniele Curcio, I’m from Italy and I am the President of Tournaments Abroad, the world’s largest international refereeing network. Since I became a referee in 2003, I’ve dedicated myself to refereeing. I started Tournaments Abroad in 2010 together with my English colleague Matthew Day. Tournaments Abroad is now a major refereeing operator in many countries around the world, and all continents. Every year we manage all aspects connected to refereeing for 20+ major international tournaments, from the Paris World Games to the Ibercup tournament series, and we welcome, coach and train 1000+ officials from all around the World. What were your selection criterias for the PARIS WORLD GAMES ? The Paris World Games is our single biggest event. In order to cover all games during this great event, we have selected a total of 135 referees. We have officials of all levels of experience and backgrounds, in order to have the right one for each game, from the more challenging Under 19s games via the playoffs and all the way to the finals. Our main focus is on developing referees. For this reason all referees attending the tournament are what we call “future prospects”. Referees who have shown potential to become top-level officials in the years to come, and need international experience to achieve their dreams. The Tournaments Abroad refereeing group at the Paris World Games is certainly one of the most talented group of officials at any international youth tournament worldwide. How many nationalities are present among the referees of the...
Daniele Curcio’s interview

Daniele Curcio’s interview

The Paris World Cup will welcome this year referees from all around the world. We had the chance to interview Daniele Curcio, the Referee Director of the Paris World Cup’s 1st edition. Presentation of the refereeing system of this year. PWC : Can you introduce yourself ? Daniele Curcio : My name is Daniele Curcio. I have been a referee since 2003 and since 2010 I founded together with my colleague Matthew Day from England Tournaments Abroad, an international network of referees whicb work in a number of international football tournaments around the world, from Spain to Portugal, from the USA to China. In particular, since 2011 I am the Referee Director for one of Europe’s top international tournaments: the Ibercup which is held every year in Portugal, Spain and now also the USA. During my time as referee director for these tournaments I have had the chance of working with many top referees and observers from many nations, including Peter Frojdfeldt of Sweden, Jozef Marko of Slovakia and Mark Clattenburg of England. What will be your role at the Paris World Cup ? I agreed with the tournament directors of the Paris World Cup that I will bring to the PWC my expertise as Referee Director. In particular, my role will be to select, coordinate, evaluate and appoint all the referees involved in the tournament. Who will be the referees at the Paris World Cup ? Do the referees come also from all around the world ? How many referees will there be in total ? Yes. We will bring a strong team of young, developing and promising officials...
US Ouakam (Senegal)

US Ouakam (Senegal)

The Ouakam Sporting union will be at the Paris World Cup! The organization of Paris World Cup is happy to announce that US Ouakam will be on the Parisian fields this summer at the time of the Paris World Cup. Created in 1951, the club won its first major trophy in 1964, by wining the Cup of Senegal. But it is at the time of the past last decade that the USO knows his best hours. In 2006, the club won its third Cup of Senegal (after those of 1964 and 1989). And in 2011, they won for the first time of his history the Championship of Senegal, the 60 years dedication made of tops and bottom. US Ouakam saw evolving in their team of the known players of the French public, signs popularity of the club. Indeed, Pape Diakhaté (former player of Olympique Lyonnais and Dynamo Kiev) and Guirane Daw (who play for the FC Metz) carried the reds and yellows of US Ouakam. The U17 category will be the only team coming this year, they want to win the tournament. No doubt that these monsters will be a great team for the Paris World Cup. Come see the Ouakam Sporting union between the 5th and the 11th of July ! Translated into english by KM  ...
Olympique de Cayenne (Guiana)

Olympique de Cayenne (Guiana)

Paris World Cup is delighted to welcome for its first edition the Olympique de Cayenne. It is a club from French Guiana, from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Albert Darnal, the president of the club told us more about this historical club. Created in 1927, the Olympique de Cayenne is the largest club of Guiana in terms of bachelors. Established in law income neighborhood of Cayenne, the philosophy of Olympic of Cayenne is to use football like integration and to preach the training of young people. Because of internal difficulties, the club was taken over in 1998 by the current executive team. Since, it is the history of a club that leaves few crumbs to its competitors, testify the last seasons of the U15 and U17 category, which will come this summer in metropolis. Indeed, the generation 2000 (U15) was crowned champion of Guiana 4 times, while waiting for the finale of the championship 2014-2015, the final the club is going to play in a few days. Same for the U17, which finished in the 1st place of their ranking with 13 points in advance (!) this year and will also dispute the final of their championship. According to Albert, several players to supervise like Alan Simeon, Anthony Rabelo Pimenta, Franz Gaubert, Ullyan Ferreira Silva, Victor De Lima Ribeiro et Thierry Jean-Pierre, who regularly play all in the selection of Guiana. For the U17, if there is a player to watch: Jean-Marc Genois, affirms the president while specifying that as regards two teams, one will be based more on the collective and not on individualities. Although U15...
Juvenat Sacré Cœur (Ivory Coast)

Juvenat Sacré Cœur (Ivory Coast)

This year, Paris World Cup will receive several teams of Ivory Coast, the country champion of Africa. We have perceived the president of the league of Gôh, representative of Juvenat Sacre Coeur. This one presented this club more amply to us.  Juvenat Sacre Coeur is a training center of football, which is taking its first steps at the national and international level. The team coming to the tournament is in the U16 category. According to the statement of its representative, the players who compose it are “very ambitious and invested“. And they have shown it this season by reaching the semi-finals of the championship of the federation of the training centers of football of the GÔH, the young championship of the league of Ivory Coast having been stopped for more than 10 years. It is besides with a conquering state of mind that they will come to Paris. For him, the club comes “to win and show the talents of its players to the French public”. Indeed one of them could be the surprise of the tournament, the striker named Adebayor that the president of the league of Gôh as told us to watch him very closely if he comes at the tournament. He remind us that Gagnoa is the heart of football of the Ivory Coast and left great names like Drogba, Kalou, and well of others. For the club, it is an honor to represent its entire district but also its country in Paris on July 6th. They are excited to take part in Paris World Cup because according to him the organization of an international tournament of...

The Martinique in the Paris World Games :

The Paris World Games will hapily be hosting the Gri-Gri Pilotin football club, from the island of Martinique. The club competes in third division in the island and will be represented in Paris by a U11 team. At the end of the article you will be able to find a little video of their training. Their training under coconut trees goes to showing once more the extent of the Paris World Cup as it is able to unite all of football. This team might well be your favorite this year. We are already seduced !...