Football tournament among international students

Football tournament among international students

In the “Zenith” sport complex today 01/04/2013 a mini football tournament "Sport versus Racism" has taken place. 4 teams participated in this tournament; Vietnamese Team, Kazakstan team, Arab team and a team of many nationalities (2 Nigerians, 1 Israeli, 2 Lithuanians, 1 Russian).

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In the “Zenith” sport complex today 01/04/2013 a mini football tournament has taken place among teams made up of students of LETI with different nationalities; which supports the idea of “Sport versus Racism.” This tournament was organized by Valentin B. Schukin (Head of the Department of Sports and Physical Education), and with the help of the Department of International Relations. The tournament started with an introduction ceremony where students listened to the significant speeches of Nikolay V. Lysenko ( pro-rector for Students Activities ) and Albina Z. Tabatadze (Director of the Foundation Course) where both explained how sports break the boundaries created by the thought of racism, and wished the students good luck in their matches.

4 teams participated in this tournament; Vietnamese Team, Kazakhstan team, Arab team and a team of many nationalities (2 Nigerians, 1 Israeli, 2 Lithuanians, 1 Russian). The first round of the semi-finals was between the Vietnamese team and the Kazakhstan team, the original time of the match ended while their scores were tied as 2:2 and the match had to be decided by penalties; the Kazakhstan team won the penalties with a score of 2:0. The second round of the semi-finals was between the Arab team and the Multi-National team; the Multi-National team won the match with a score of 5:1. After the two rounds of semi-finals a 3rd place in the tournament had to be decided so a match between the Vietnamese team and the Arab team was inevitable; the Arab team won the match with a score of 2:1. And for the Finals it was definitely a match between the two winner teams of the previous rounds which were the Kazakhstan team and the Multi-National team; the original time of the match ended while their scores were tied 1:1, so the winner of this match and of the entire championship had to be decided through penalties. Finally, the winner of this tournament has prevailed as the Multi-National Team which won by penalties 2:1.

After the matches a convenient celebration was held to present the students with certificates of participation, while the winner team received the Cup of this tournament; both the cup and the certificates were provided by the municipality “Aptekarsky ostrov.”

Tournament picture gallery