Date: November 5 & 6, 2022
Place: Athens, Greece

After a 2 year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kick Off Association returned to action with the 20th Kick Off 2 World Cup. It was held in Athens, Greece for the third time and featured 32 players from 7 countries. Gianni Torchio returned to his throne 8 years after Copenhagen to win his 5th title, and the top scorer trophy. The finalist was Lorenzo Lozito, who became the 6th Italian to win a medal while no other country has more than four, and also brought home the Exceeding Expectations trophy, a performance which was a great surprise to anyone but those who actually experienced his progress first hand during the weekend. Fabio Fichera completed the all-Italian podium with the bronze.

The newcomer Gabriele Giacomini won the 2022 Silver Cup and the Best Defense trophy. The Bronze Cup was conquered by Kostas Kakaletris, while the KOA honoured Alessandro Verrani with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Note: 32 players were divided into four groups of 8. The top four players from each group qualified to the World Cup Groups, while the rest would compete in the Silver Cup.








Goals in the finals (Click to enlarge):





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