Six Nashville churches and 4 international ministries teamed up in June to host the Nashville World Cup 2009. The event celebrated the fact that Nashville is an increasingly international city and was touted as "helping to link internationals from every nation, religion, and cultural background to the Nashville community through soccer."The event has a Facebook page, along with a photo of the winning team.
The Nashville World Cup was a 3-day event showcasing the relationships that have been developing for years between Nashville residents and our new international neighbors on local soccer fields. The NWC celebrated the Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners and Hispanics in our city, as well as their soccer skills. Brentwood businessmen, Saudi Arabian students and Japanese government workers are just a few of the many diverse participants who are forming friendships in local soccer games and at the Nashville World Cup. This tournament was open to the entire Nashville community. A free kids soccer clinic and food from different vendors were also part of the event.