Kappa Cup, the Italian stage of the third edition in Genoa

Three tournaments in three cities, nine shirts designed by emerging designers to celebrate sharing and love for football. Kappa has launched the third edition of the Kappa Cup, the five-a-side football tournament which, in three stages, involves as many European cities. After Madrid (3 May), it will be the turn of Genoa (17 May) and Paris (31 May). Nine teams are competing, which include three delegations of top clubs sponsored by Kappa (Rc Deportivo, Genoa Cfc and Red Star Fc) and six different communities.

The Kappa teams will wear the KombatTm of the current season: the Home for Real Deportivo La Coruña Club, the Third celebrating the 130th anniversary of the club for Genoa and the Ho-Aw for Red Star. The other six teams will be dressed by young designers: the Equipo studio for the Madrid stage; Anna & Silvia Cristofolini, winners of the Fashion Graduate Italia 2023 award, for the Genoa event; the emerging French brand Abela for meetings in the French capital.

In Madrid, the amateur teams competing with Deportivo at the Canal de Isabel II Stadium are the Lenders, with a shirt inspired by bar napkins, and the Retro Football Gang, with a Kappa shirt that pays homage to the statues of the Plaza de Cibeles, one of the most famous in the city. In Genoa, at the Giardini Luzzati, the nss sports amateur teams will take to the field, wearing a shirt that celebrates the ‘mâ’ (the sea in geovese dialect), while Pioggiarossa Dischi will wear a shirt inspired by their work as a music label, with stripes diagonal reds.

In Paris, at the Urban Soccer center in Aubervilliers, the Analog Football team celebrates their work as pitch videographers, with a roll of film unrolling along their shoulders and across their chests. Le Ballon, a football collective deeply rooted in fashion, will wear a camouflage-patterned shirt with optical illusions. For the first time, the team jerseys will be available in limited editions on the Kappa e-commerce site (kappa.com). The matches will be played following a triangular pattern. After the matches, players and spectators will share a moment of celebration with music and a DJ set.

By Editor

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