Vietnamese community football tournament held in Japan | Culture – Sports

Members of FC Real Robama celebrate after winning the tournament. (Photo: VNA)

Tokyo (VNA) – FC Real Robama became the champion of Soccer tournament of the Vietnamese people residing in JapanKanto region in 2021 (FAVIJA Kanto up).

the tournament, which ended on December 19, drew the participation of 80 teams divided into 16 groups. The second belonged to FC AE38 while FC Tokai and Sao Vang JP FC took third place.

The total value of the tournament prizes is 4.9 million JPY (43,100 USD). The winning team also received a signed ball by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during his recent visit to Japan.

FAVIJA President Do Quang Ba, who also heads the organizing board, said event security is a top priority amid the risks of COVID-19. All players must be fully vaccinated, with the second shot being injected at least 14 days before the tournament, or testing negative for COVID-19.

The tournament is not just a
sports playing field for health training and community engagement, but is also significant when the organizers approved the tournament to raise funds to support disadvantaged Vietnamese in Japan, especially those facing hardship due to the pandemic of COVID-19.

The annual tournament is organized by the Vietnamese People’s Football Association in Japan (FAVIJA) under the auspices of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan. It is the biggest cultural and sporting event for the Vietnamese community in Japan in general and Kanto in particular, this year, as the COVID-19 situation in the region has improved over the past month./ .


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