Kepa Blanco directing the Sevilla team for LaLiga Genuine


The Sevilla team, who are making their debut in the competition this season, trained for the first time at the Ciudad Deportiva under the orders of Kepa Blanco
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Sevilla FC will join LaLiga Genuine Santander this season, a tournament organised by La Liga, which will increase the number of participating teams from 18 to 30 after last season's success. One of the new teams are Sevilla FC themselves, who with the support the club's Foundation, carried out their first training session this Wednesday afternoon at the Ciudad Deportiva José Ramón Cisneros Palacios under the orders of the ex-Sevilla player Kepa Blanco.

LaLiga Genuine Santander, which encourages young people with intellectual disabilities to take part in football, allows the participation of boys and girls from the age of 16, who have an intellectual disability of at least 33%. Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, emphasised that this tournament is the true 'league of stars', as the players encourage values such as strength, energy and determination, which are often 'required in professional football'

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For this second edition, the tournament will be contested in four phases. The first phase will be played in Tarragona from 16 to 18 November this year, the second in Córdoba from 18 to 20 January 2019 and in A Coruña from 1 to 3 February. The third round will be played from 5 to 7 April in Madrid and 26 to 28 of the same month in Segovia. The final stage will be held in Valencia from 14 to 16 June. The champions from the 2017/18 season were Espanyol and Athletic Club won the Fair Play award.