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The Toulon Tournament  is a football tournament which features invited U21 national teams. The tournament is held around the Region-du-Var, with the final being held in Toulon itself.

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The official marketing agency of the Toulon Tournament is UK based company, Pitch International. Pitch is responsible for the international media rights distribution.

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Featured in the 42nd edition of the Toulon Tournament are the following ten national teams: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Korea Republic, Mexico, Portugal and Qatar.

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“Festival Espoirs de Toulon” (better known throughout the world as the Toulon Tournament) has a long and rich history. The tournament traditionally features invited national teams composed of under-21 players, although the first tournament in 1967 featured club teams. It has been limited to national teams since 1974.

Maurice Revello, founder of the tournament, might not have been aware of his foresight, but he is actually the founder of the international youth tournaments and the term ‘espoirs’ (prospects). It all started when the Sporting Club Toulon had a few talented players who needed to gain some experience playing against foreign players of the same age. Back in the day the Viareggio Tournament was a very prestigious and Maurice Revello thought it could be duplicated in the Toulon region. This is how the first edition of the Toulon Tournament was established. Five big names participated in the first edition: Teugels (Anderlecht), Jan and Josef Capkovic (Bratislava), Jean Mézy (Nîmes) and Christian Dalger (Toulon). Many more big names would follow…

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Pitch International is a leading sports marketing agency specialising in the representation of rights on behalf of a range of organisations including sporting federations, clubs, rights holders and agencies. In partnership with our clients we deliver content to a range of global media outlets from TV broadcasters and DVD distributors to media agencies and sponsors.

Pitch International distributes the Toulon Tournament for national Under-21 football teams since 2013.

This year’s edition can be watched in many countries, namely; France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada, South America, Korea, Australia and New-Zealand, Middle-East, North Africa.

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All Toulon Tournament scouting accreditation is managed by Scout7, professional football’s global leader in the provision of scouting, recruitment, player administration and management solutions. To obtain an official accreditation form please contact a member of their Toulon Project Management team via email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Featured in the 42nd edition of the Toulon Tournament are the following ten national teams: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, England, France, Korea Republic, Mexico, Portugal and Qatar.

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Venues

The Toulon Tournament is being held in the beautifull Region-du-Var in France. The Var department is the central-southern region of Provence, situated along the French Rivièra betweem Bandol and Saint-Raphael. Toulon is the largest city and administrative capital of the Var.

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