Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea fans set to feature in new CUP26 tournament
The biggest-ever football campaign on tackling climate change has started with the launch of the CUP26 tournament.
As per Sky Sports, Planet Super League and Count Us In have come together to create the new competition, which aims to raise awareness of the role football can play in helping to protect the environment long-term.
Fan action will determine the tournament’s victor as supporters can score goals for their club by participating in environment-friendly activities.
There are as many as 100 goalscoring activities available, which include things like walking or cycling to work rather than journeying by car, eating a plant-based meal, or even supporting the Lucas Moura-supported ‘No Maura Landfill’, where fans can showcase their hidden footballing talents while recycling.
Fans from different clubs will play weekly fixtures against their rivals, and like in any game of football, whoever scores the most goals will end up winning the match. A trophy will then be handed to the tournament winner following the conclusion of all matches.
The tournament comes as a result of there being just seven weeks to go until COP26, the UN Climate change conference which will be hosted by the UK in Glasgow.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham supporters will be joined by fans of fellow London clubs Crystal Palace, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.
The tournament kicks off on September 13 and the first week's fixtures are as follows:
Arsenal vs Burnley
Aston Villa vs Burton
Cardiff vs Walsall
Derby vs Stoke
Everton vs Luton
Fulham vs Bristol Rovers
Huddersfield vs Reading
Leeds vs Cambridge
Lincoln City vs Rotherham
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Middlesbrough vs Wrexham
Northampton vs Notts County
Nottingham Forest vs MK Dons
Plymouth vs Hibernian
Preston vs Ipswich
QPR vs Swindon
Sheffield United vs Chesterfield
Southampton vs Hull City
Swansea vs Exeter
West Brom vs Wycombe
Wigan vs Shrewsbury
You can sign up to participate at cup26.co.uk.