| CEBU CITY (23 Jan 2010) – More than 200 teams have confirmed their participation for the Thirsty Football Cup this year which will be held at the Cebu City Sports Centre Football Ground on 5-7 February 2010.
Last year, the festival saw a record-breaking 226 football team in 14 different divisions taking part.
Following the recent closure for entry, 224 teams have signed up for the mammoth football event although only 118 teams have confirmed their participation.
The number is expected to bloat as the tournament date nears when teams from outside Cebu City start to make their arrival.
The number of visiting teams this year has skyrocketed with more than 40 teams from Dumaguete, Bacolod, Caga-yan De Oro, Leyte, Butuan, Masbate, Iligan and Negros signed up.
Last year, the tourney attracted only 30 visiting squads.
The football event will retain the same 14 divisions as last year’s—Players 6, Players 8, Players 10, Boys 12, Girls 12, Boys 14, Girls 14, Boys 17, Girls 17, Boys 19, Ladies Open, 36-and-above, 40-and-above and the prestigious Men’s Open, which currently has the most teams with 41.