2017 Cup Tournament

32nd All Nations Tournament – Information & Fixtures

Saturday 11 November – Saturday 16 December 2017

Knox City Football Club will once again be holding the All Nations Tournament, commencing on Saturday 11 November and concluding on Saturday 16 December 2017.

This year is the 32nd time that Knox City FC has hosted this multicultural football tournament, which showcases how the City of Knox and the wider Melbourne community embrace cultural diversity and celebrate multi-culturalism through the World Game. The 2017 tournament again includes both Cup and Plate competitions, where the 8 best-placed teams who do not reach the quarter-finals of the Cup will progress and contest the finals series of the Plate.

Teams from all over Melbourne that represent 20 different countries will compete to take the crown from last year’s winners, Macedonia. In 2017, participating teams are Albania, Australia, Chile, England, Eritrea, France, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Nigeria, Scotland, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Turkey and Wales.

During the group phase, five matches will be played each Saturday and Sunday. Each match has halves of 35 mins duration. Dates and times of the matches are as follows:


Sat 11 Nov – Rd. 1 Home Vs Away
10.00am Chile Vs Greece
11.30am Somalia Vs Eritrea
1.00pm South Sudan Vs Iraq
2.30pm Wales Vs England
4.00pm Italy Vs Nigeria
Sun 12 Nov – Rd. 1
10.00am Japan Vs France
11.30am Albania Vs South Africa
1.00pm Turkey Vs Australia
2.30pm Serbia Vs Seychelles
4.00pm Mauritius Vs Scotland
Sat 18 Nov – Rd.2
10.00am Chile Vs Somalia
11.30am Eritrea Vs Greece
1.00pm Seychelles Vs South Sudan
2.30pm Serbia Vs Iraq
4.00pm Nigeria Vs England
Sun 19 Nov – Rd.2
10.00am Australia Vs Japan
11.30am Albania Vs Mauritius
1.00pm Scotland Vs South Africa
2.30pm Wales Vs Italy
4.00pm France Vs Turkey
Sat 25 Nov – Rd.3
10.00am Iraq Vs Seychelles
11.30am Greece Vs Somalia
1.00pm South Africa Vs Mauritius
2.30pm South Sudan Vs Serbia
4.00pm Eritrea Vs Chile
Sun 26 Nov – Rd.3
10.00am Scotland Vs Albania
11.30am Australia Vs France
1.00pm England Vs Italy
2.30pm Nigeria Vs Wales
4.00pm Turkey Vs Japan

The quarter-final matches, semi-final matches and the final will be played 45 minutes each way:

Saturday 2 December   

Plate QF1    10am    Greece Vs France

Plate QF2    12pm    Wales v Chile

Cup QF1       2pm    South Sudan v Turkey

Cup QF2       4pm    Eritrea v Seychelles

Sunday 3 December     

Plate QF3    10am    Japan v South Africa

Plate QF4    12pm    Scotland v Italy

Cup QF3       2pm    Somalia v Serbia

Cup QF4       4pm   Albania v England

Saturday 9 December     

Plate SF1     10am

Plate SF2     12pm

Cup SF1        2pm

Cup SF2        4pm

Saturday 16 December

Plate Final     1pm

Cup Final     3.30pm

Fixtures will be announced by 5pm on Monday 6 November.

If you want to come along to Egan Lee Reserve, Wallace Road in Knoxfield to cheer on your favourite team, the cost is only $6 at the gate for adults, $4 for pensioners, and free for under 15s and Knox City FC members if they wear their Knox City kit. Parents also get in for free if accompanying a child in a Knox City kit.

We look forward to you joining us for another great All Nations tournament!