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Ellan Vannin off to Europeada

Northern Italy to welcome 24 teams

The Ellan Vannin football squad set off for another international tournament on Friday.

The players, coaching staff and officials head to South Tyrol, in northern Italy, to take part in the 24-team Europeada 2016 tournament.

Many of the teams involved are cultural and/or linguistic minorities, including the Frisians, Germans in Poland and the West Thracians in Greece.

Tour Manager Gary Weightman says the Manx players are looking forward to it, are up for the challenge and have a target in mind:

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