On BRICS Embassies Football Tournament

On BRICS Embassies Football Tournament



On 1 June 2018 Russian Embassy in South Africa hosted the 1st BRICS Embassies Football Tournament in Pretoria. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) became the official media partner of the event. The tournament was held within the scope of information campaign dedicated to the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup and 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg.

The tournament included 6 participating teams: teams of Brazilian, Russian, India and Chinese Embassies as well as SABC and South African Football Association (SAFA), representing South Africa.

Despite intense competition and teams’ determination to win, all matches were played in the atmosphere of friendship and mutual consideration, in keeping with BRICS principles and best traditions. As a result of the tournament (each team played 5 matches), team SAFA claimed first place, having earned 15 points. Russian Embassy came second with 12 points (losing only to SAFA 3:4) while third place was taken by Brazilian Embassy – the team scored 7 points.

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Africa express its gratitude to all participants and fans for their vivid and emotional support for the teams.

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