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The world's most artistic team arrives in Venice for a special match

Four years since the last time, Velasca and Diaspora will play again against

The world's most artistic team arrives in Venice for a special match Four years since the last time, Velasca and Diaspora will play again against

In 2018, all of Italy was mourning the failure of its national football team to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. Knowing the role that football plays in this country and wanting to do something to help, the football club A.S. Velasca, the team defined by FIFA as the most artistic in the world, together with designer Paolo Del Vecchio organised a football match with a special character against Squadra Diaspora, a club made up of Italians who live abroad. Four years later and with another missed qualification, Velasca has seen fit to organise another special match against the same opponents, right before the start of the eagerly awaited competition, but in a more than unique city, Venice. Serie B will in fact stop for just one week and this was the perfect excuse to ensure that after the match played in Metz in 2018, it will be played in another spectacular setting, in a stadium on the Lagoon where teams often arrive by vaporetto.

So, after four years history repeats itself but this time in one of the most iconic stadiums in Italy, for a match described as 'the most artistic in the world'. A match in fact that seemed to evoke a kind of joy in players and spectators rarely seen in modern sport. Despite the national disappointment, the fusion of two realms, art and sport, meant that the game of football became beautiful again, and this is what A.S. Velasca aims to do on an ongoing basis. Let us only hope that Italy does not have to miss another qualification to organise another one.