ContiTeamCup 2010: Germany Still On Course to Win World Cup Title

07/09/2010

  • German team still in the running for world champion in company’s own world cup football contest, the ContiTeamCup
  • Germany needs to knock out men’s teams from South Africa and the UK  in order to move up to quarter-finals
  • German women’s team plays against Belgium, France and Portugal
  • Finals to be held between September 17 and 19, 2010, in the corporation’s home town of Hanover

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Hanover, July 9, 2010. Germany’s football eleven still has every chance of securing the world championship title in the ContiTeamCup corporate football tournament staged by Continental, the international automotive supplier. The men’s team from the Hessian town of Korbach managed to defeat close to 20 teams in the rounds of national matches before advancing to become Germany’s champion. It now faces the South Africa and UK champions from Port Elizabeth and Ebbw Vale. The winners of the match will move on to the quarter-finals which will be held together with the other finals on September 17 to 19 in the corporation’s home town of Hanover. The women’s team is set to play against Belgium, France and Portugal in the group finals.

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Here you can download the press release as a Word document.

Running parallel to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM, for which Continental is an official partner, women’s and men’s teams from about 100 locations are competing for the Continental world championship title. The Hanover-based automotive supplier first brought the ContiTeamCup to life for the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM. Arousing enormous enthusiasm, the 2006 tournament evolved into the greatest sports event ever in the history of the company. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, over 150 women’s and men’s teams from 26 countries competed against one another for the Continental world cup in hundreds of national and international matches.

The ContiTeamCup 2009/2010 adheres to the same regime as the tournament four years ago. All the plants can participate with women’s and men’s teams. Teams play each other first at local level, then at national level and finally at group level. The group winners advance to the finals in Hanover. The qualification games started in April 2009.
The finals will be held on September 17 to 19, 2010, in the corporation’s home town of Hanover. “2010 is again a football year – and Continental is in on the action in two ways: as an official partner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and with the ContiTeamCup 2010,” said Heinz-Gerhard Wente,
Executive Board member for human resources. “Team spirit and enthusiasm are especially important in eventful times like this. After all, one of Continental’s visions is: Performance is our passion.”

Denise Maria Eichhorn
Press Officer
Continental AG
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30163 Hanover, Germany
Phone: +49 511 938-1640
Fax: +49 511 938-1055
E-mail: corporate-media-relations@conti.de


 
Antje Lewe
Press Spokeswoman
Continental AG
Vahrenwalder Strasse 9
30165 Hanover, Germany
Ph.: +49 511 938-1364
Fax: +49 511 938-1055
E-mail:  corporate-media-relations@conti.de