Knox City Football Club’s All Nations Cup is slated to return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning in 1983, it’s regarded by many as the finest of it’s kind in Melbourne. Bringing together teams from diverse cultural backgrounds.

It represents “a celebration of multiculturalism through the world game and the community’s cultural roots,” says Knox City FC.

16 teams from across the city will represent their respective countries, entrants from Afghanistan, Italy and Iraq among them, attempting to unseat 2019’s victors, South Africa.

Held at Egan Lee Reserve in Knoxfield over six weeks, this year’s tournament will be the competition’s 37th.

It see’s a large cohort of NPL players descend on the field, producing a quality spectacle.

The team representing Greece is said to be entering a strong team this year, though it’s not a tournament they’ve had much success with in years past.

They’ll be headed up by George Katsakis and Con Tangalakis, senior coaches as Heidelberg United and Kingston City respectively.

By all accounts it’s expected to be a strong squad, having secured a 5-1 victory against Australia in a recent practice match.

The tournament will kick off Saturday October 8, the initial group phase will be played every Saturday and Sunday until October 23, when following Melbourne Cup weekend, the finals will commence on Saturday and Sunday November 5 and 6.

The semis will take place on Saturday November 12 and the thrilling conclusion is slated for Saturday November 19.