Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea fans set to take part in new CUP26 tournament
The biggest football campaign ever to fight climate change began with the launch of the CUP26 tournament.
According to Sky Sports, Planet Super League and Count Us In have come together to create the new competition, which aims to raise awareness of the role football can play in helping to protect the environment in the long run.
The action of the supporters will determine the winner of the tournament, as supporters can score goals for their club by participating in environmentally friendly activities.
There are up to 100 goal activities available, which include things like walking or cycling to work rather than traveling by car, eating a plant-based meal or even supporting the ‘No Maura dump. Supported by Lucas Moura, where fans can showcase their hidden footballing skills while recycling.
Fans of different clubs will play weekly fixtures against their rivals, and like in any football match, whoever scores the most goals will end up winning the match. A trophy will then be presented to the winner of the tournament after the conclusion of all matches.
The tournament comes with just seven weeks left before COP26, the United Nations climate change conference to be hosted by the UK in Glasgow.
Fans of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham will be joined by fans of other London clubs Crystal Palace, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.
The tournament will start on September 13 and the first week matches are as follows:
Arsenal vs. Burnley
Aston Villa vs. Burton
Cardiff vs. Walsall
Derby vs. Stoke
Everton vs Luton
Fulham vs. Bristol Rovers
Huddersfield Against Reading
Leeds v Cambridge
Lincoln City vs. Rotherham
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough vs. Wrexham
Northampton v Notts County
Nottingham Forest v MK Dons
Plymouth vs. Hibernian
Preston vs. Ipswich
QPR vs. Swindon
Sheffield United v Chesterfield
Southampton v Hull City
Swansea vs. Exeter
Tottenham v Chelsea
West Brom vs. Wycombe
Wigan vs. Shrewsbury
You can register to participate at cup26.co.uk.