Football tournament for overseas Vietnamese held in UK

Thursday, 02/06/2022 11:10
The third football tournament of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in the UK kicked off in Birmingham city on May 29.

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Ambassador Nguyen Hoang Long speaking at the tournament (Photo: VNA)

The annual tournament attracted 21 football teams of overseas Vietnamese living and working in different regions such as London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Liverpool.

The tournament, which was first held in 2018, has become one of the major community activities, receiving the enthusiastic support of a large number of overseas Vietnamese in the UK.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Hoang Long emphasized the significance of the event, saying that it contributes to creating a healthy playground for the community, especially young overseas Vietnamese, thus promoting cohesion and mutual assistance.

Le Nam, the head of the organizing board of the tournament, said the board invited a number of teams from the Republic of Korean, Nepal and China to join in order to enhance exchange and connection among the communities.

This year’s tournament drew over 1,000 players and supporters across regions in the UK, including two women’s teams.

Birmingham currently is home to the second largest number of Vietnamese working, living and studying in the UK, after London./.