The legend continues

2018 Vaillant Group World Cup

Four years after the first event, reigning champion Belgium hosts the 2018 Vaillant Group World Cup, a unique in-company football world championship. 16 nations answered the call and are sending national football teams to the tournament in Ghent. All 200 players will be united by one common vision: “Taking care of a better climate.” With the event we celebrate this vision. Bringing colleagues from around the globe together, focussing on fair play, mutual respect and passion.

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2018 World Cup Programme

Tournament draw, Hotel Holiday Inn Express

Friday, 08/06/2018

By 5.00 p.m. The teams arrive at the hotel

6.30 p.m. Welcome drink

6.45 p.m. Welcome address

7.00 p.m. Opening of the buffet

8.00 p.m. Draw for the matches

9.00 p.m. Briefing for the team captains | Team kits handed out

10.00 p.m. End of the evening function

Football tournament, UrbanSoccer

Saturday, 09/06/2018

From 6.00 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel

8.15 a.m. Team transfer to the tournament venue

8.45 a.m. Warming up on the fields

9.00 a.m. The teams prepare to stride out onto the field

9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Energy stations: fruit and drinks

9.15 a.m. The teams stride out onto the field

9.25 a.m. Official opening of the tournament

9.40 a.m. Match 1 kick-off / beginning of the group stage

9.50 a.m. Round 1 of the group stage

10.20 a.m. Round 2 of the group stage

10.40 a.m. Round 3 of the group stage

11.00 a.m. Round 4 of the group stage

11.20 a.m. Round 5 of the group stage

11.40 a.m. Round 6 of the group stage

11.30 a.m. Opening of the BBQ buffet

From 11.30 a.m. Group photos in front of the press wall

12.00 p.m. End of the group stage

1.00 p.m. Quarter-finals

1.30 p.m. First semi-final

2.00 p.m. Second semi-final

2.30 p.m. Closing of the BBQ buffet

2.40 p.m. Third-place play-off

3.00 p.m. Final

3.30 p.m. End of the tournament

4.00 p.m. Teams transferred to the hotel

4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Shower and rest time at the hotel

Players’ party, Ghelamco Arena

Saturday, 09/06/2018

6.45 p.m. Departure from the hotel to Ghelamco Arena by foot

7.00 p.m. Welcome drink and stadium tour

7.45 p.m. Opening of the buffet

9.15 p.m. Awards ceremony

9.45 p.m. Matches of the day

10.15 p.m. DJ

3.00 a.m. End of the evening function

From 11.00 p.m. Transfer to the hotel


Sunday, 10/06/2018

By 12.00 p.m. Check-out from hotel | Shuttles to airport / railway station