Cambs FA hosts World Cup games

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Players of all ages and abilities are encouraged to play football on June 7 as England prepare for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Football Association announced plans for a weekend of football celebrations starting Friday, June 6, as excitement builds ahead of the Brazil tournament.

The weekend, which will be called Reds v Blues – marking the classic team colours used most often in the nation’s favourite game – aims to inspire people to represent a Red or Blue team before playing football in whatever form they wish.

This could range from kickabouts in gardens to organised 5-a-side and 11-a-side matches. On the Friday The FA has teamed up with 5-a-side providers Power League, Play Football and Goals to set up Reds v Blues tournaments, with fantastic prizes at stake in each centre.

The FA is also working with 50 County FAs to run activities on Saturday, June 7. Men’s and women’s teams competing in Cambridgeshire FA’s Mini World Cup will be taking part and racking up points for either Reds or Blues.

FA chairman Greg Dyke said: “As someone who still plays football at 66 - when my legs allow it! - I am proof anyone can get involved!”

For more details visit TheFA.com/lovefootball