Saturday, 2nd May 2020 @ Dulwich Hamlet, London Postponed Until Further Notice
It’s coming home London will host the 2020
Three-Sided Football World Cup
What is Three-sided football you ask?
On A Hexagonal Pitch
This May, the three-sided football world cup comes to the UK for the first time. Taking place at Dulwich Hamlet’s Champion Hill Stadium in
London on Saturday 2nd May 2020, the competition will see 12 teams from around the world battling it out on a
hexagonal pitch for a chance to raise the coveted trophy.
This is the third edition of the tournament. The inaugural three-sided football, or '3SF', world cup took place in
Silkeborg, Denmark in 2014 and was won by the Danish team, with the second world cup taking place three years
later in Kassel, Germany. The 2017 competition was won by South-London team New Cross Irregulars who will this
year defend their trophy on home turf.
3SF was invented by Danish situationist and artist Asger Jorn in the 1960s to demonstrate how human behaviour changes when
removed from an ‘us v them’ mentality. In a game of skill, strategy and deception teams ally with one another during the course of a 60-minute
game to score into any of the three goals on the pitch. But with three teams competing, alliances can be formed and dissolved again in minutes,
sometimes seconds, making for an exciting strategic game.
A grass roots, mixed gender sport, 3-sided football is free to play, free to attend and
open to all. For many the sport represents a friendlier, more inclusive version of the beautiful game.
Since its founding the sport has spread to France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Australia, Columbia, Norway, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Malaysia
and, of course, the UK where a three-sided league runs in South-East London every month. Many of these nations will be represented at the
London 2020 world cup at Dulwich Hamlet FC. Kick off is at midday, we can’t wait to see you there!
For more information on the upcoming tournament and the history of this unique sport please check out our
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Postponed Until Further Notice
In light of the recent COVID-19 crisis, we feel it is the sensible and socially responsible thing to do to postpone the third 3SF World Cup until such time as it is safe and logistically possible to hold it.
To be clear, this is a postponement and not a cancellation. We will host the World Cup at some point in the future, hopefully this year, and we look forward to seeing you all on the pitch when we finally get there. As soon as we have a clear idea of when, where and how we will be in touch.
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In the meantime, stay safe, stay well, and we'll see you on the other side!