15 former Gallini Cup players at the World Cup

Gallini Cup players from 3 different continents and 6 National teams, are ready to join the World Cup in Qatar.

6 National teams have Gallini Cup stars in their rosters

Serbia relies on many talents that we have seen playing at the tournament in Pordenone with FK Partizan (we wrote a focus about Dušan Vlahović in 2018), while Tunisia and Japan are bringing players who partecipated already with their National selections. Gallini Cup players at the World Cup are going to represent 3 different continents.

The origins of Qatar National team at Gallini Cup

In 2010 Qatar has been chosen as hosting Country for the 2022 World Cup. Aspire Academy had the crucial role to develop a National selection to get ready for the event. For this reason in 2012 and 2013 they joined the Gallini Cup, to give international experience to their players. Three from those rosters indeed, are going to play at the World Cup.

The full list of Gallini Cup players at the World Cup

Mateo Kovačić – Dinamo Zagreb 2009
Bruno Petković – Dinamo Zagreb 2009

Mathias Jensen – Nordsjælland 2011

Gaku Shibasaki – Japan National team 2007

Tarek Salman – Aspire Academy 2012
Khalid Muneer – Aspire Academy 2013
Meshaal Barsham – Aspire Academy 2013

Nikola Milenković – FK Partizan 2009 – Winner
Nemanja Radonjić – FK Partizan 2011
Saša Lukić – FK Partizan 2011
Andrija Živković – FK Partizan 2011
Aleksandar Mitrović – FK Partizan 2009 – Winner
Dušan Vlahović – FK Partizan 2015 – Top Scorer

Bilel Ifa – Tunisia National team 2004
Youssef Msakni – Tunisia National team 2004

Meanwhile other players from the tournament in Pordenone, are joining the National teams for friendly matches

For example Italy called-up 5 stars from the tournament in Pordenone: Alex Meret, Ivan Provedel, Giorgio Scalvini, Samuele Ricci and Simone Pafundi (top scorer and winner 2018), who played against the Gallini Cup 2017 winner Kristjan Asllani, Inter FC and Albania talent.

Simone Pafundi Shooting at Gallini Cup 2018 U13 Final
Simone Pafundi Shooting at Gallini Cup 2018 U13 Final
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