The event was organized by the Comune di Milano and US ACLI as a joint venture and the respective country participation was made through Milan based foreign Consulates.
Eighteen teams representing countries across the globe participated at the tournament. Sri Lanka team consisted of seasoned players of football residing in Milan, Verona, Rome, Florence and Modena. M. Nicholas Anthony Mahinda Fernando ex-national player and M. Maxie Perera lend their expertise as coacher and Asst. Coacher for the team. Consul General Pradeepa Saram and Consulate staff were present.
On the first day Sri Lanka won against Ukraine (2-1) Italy (1-0) and Egypt (1-0). The second day SL team won against Eritrea (2-1) and El- Salvador (4-3) and lost to Morocco (1-2). Despite the final defeat, Sri Lanka won the series overall.