A special team from the World Police & Fire Games Rotterdam 2022 will take on FC de Rebellen, a team full of cult heroes of Dutch soccer, on the final day of the WPFG soccer outdoor tournament.
They were quirky, opinionated, tough, but fair. They didn't always mince words. Although sometimes they should have done so in their soccer careers. FC de Rebellen is entertainment for young and old and has a versatile selection of the most striking, outspoken and controversial ex-pro soccer players.
During WPFG2022, a team from FC de Rebellen will compete against a composite WPFG team. Beforehand, there will be a soccer clinic especially for children, in collaboration with Everyday People Foundation. For this, 30 children living below the poverty line will be invited. During the clinic, these children will be able to enjoy a carefree moment, they will be taught by professional footballers Luigi Bruins and Lorenzo Davids and they will be provided with an extensive lunch. As a souvenir, they receive a special T-shirt. After the clinic they can enjoy the match.
Facts & Figures
Date: 28 July 2022
Venue: Sportpark Olympia, Buitendijk 100, 3078 XC Rotterdam
Time: 13:00 uur
Manager: Gertjan Verbeek
Keeper: Gino Coutinho
Players: Glenn Helder, Sjaak Polak, Royston Drenthe, Andwele Slory, Ali Boussaboun, Randy Wolters, Leonardo 2, Ruben Schaken, Brutil Hose, Robert Braber, Leo Koswal, Joey van den Berg, Regillio Vrede, René van Dieren, Luigi Bruins and Lorenzo Davids.
Will you come and cheer on the teams? Bring (sports) friends, family and others! Admission is free.
About the WPFG
For the first time in its history, the international sporting event for police, fire, customs and corrections services personnel are coming to The Netherlands. From 22 to 31 July 2022 the port city of Rotterdam will be the beating heart of this major and above all unique international sporting event.
Meeting, sportsmanship & respect
The World Police & Fire Games 2022 will use sport as a means of establishing encounters between first responders. In addition, the aim is to stimulate sportsmanship and to generate respect for all those emergency workers who are ready for us day and night.