Baku hosted a football tournament among children under 11 "VTB Azerbaijan Cup", organized by the football club Baku Sporting with the general support of VTB (Azerbaijan). Following the results of three days of the competition, the host team of the tournament, Baku Sporting, won.
8 teams from Baku, Sumgayit and Gusar took part in the tournament. After the opening ceremony, the tournament draw took place, following which the teams were divided into 2 groups. In group A, the teams of Baku Sporting, Zira, Tekin and Sabail competed for reaching the semi-finals, and in group B - Sumgayit, Metak, Neftchi and Mubariz. The final matches and the awards ceremony took place on July 3rd.
According to the results of three days of the competition, the host team of the tournament, Baku Sporting, won, having beaten the last year winner of the tournament, the Sumgayit team, with a score of 1:0 in the final. The third place was taken by the Metak team. The winners and prize-winners were awarded a cup and medals. Individual awards were also presented to the top-scorer, the best player and the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
At the opening ceremony, Member of the Board, Director of the Retail Business Department of VTB (Azerbaijan) Evgeny Borodin congratulated all the participants of the sporting event: “Promotion of sports and a healthy lifestyle is one of the priorities of the social policy of our bank, therefore, for the second year in a row, VTB (Azerbaijan) supports the children's football tournament . Last year, six teams competed for victory, this year their number has increased to eight. We are glad that the number of participants is growing and we hope that this will become a good tradition. I sincerely congratulate all the participants of the competition and wish them further professional success and victories.”
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