World Group Trunkwala family not only oversee a resurgence of football passion in Pakistan, but they also contributed towards the small sided football’s international prospects. World Group was the main sponsor for the SOCCA World Cup organized by the International Socca Federation, the first of its kind, at the iconic Praça do Comércio in Lisbon’s city center in September 2018.
A spectacular purpose-built stadium was erected in the city’s Main Square, named the Trunkwala Arena, close to all the city’s tourist amenities, providing an idyllic backdrop to the world-class football taking place.
The week long tournament featured the best national 6-a-side teams from across the globe, with Pakistan among the participating 32 nations, and with the tournament being supported by a number of local businesses as well as receiving substantial support from the local government.
The inaugural tournament was won by Germany as they managed to edge out against rivals Poland, thanks to Niklas Kuhle’s solo goal, with the glow of their thrilling win in the Socca World Cup final etched into the history books of the ISF Socca World Cup.
The tournament’s second edition is scheduled in Crete, Greece and will take place from 12th to 20th October, 2019.