The most played and known sport in the world, as well as one of the programmes with the largest number of participants of the whole Universiade. Football has become a compulsory sport in the 1985 Kobe edition, whereas the first time for women’s tournament was in Buffalo in 1993. 24 will be the teams participating in Napoli 2019, equally divided between male and female teams.
|Competition – Final M.||Salerno||Arechi Stadium|
|Competition . Final W.||Benevento||Ciro Vigorito Stadium|
|Competition||Cava dei Tirreni||S.Lamberti Stadium|
|Competition||Nocera||San Francesco Stadium|
|Competition||Casoria||San Mauro Stadium|
|Training||Napoli ( Ponticelli)||G. Ascarelli Stadium|
|Training||Torre Annunziata||A. Giraud Stadium|
|Training||Sarno||F. Squitieri Stadium|
|Training||Mercato San Severino||Superga Stadium|
|Training||Castellammare||R. Menti Stadium|
The first edition of the men’s tournament was surprisingly won by North Korea, whereas China stood out in the women’s tournament for the very first time. The last Tapei edition was won by Japan both in men’s and women’s torunament; Japan is the country with the largest number of gold medals in the Universiade football tournament.