UNICEF supports the tournament "Football star of the future" in Ternopil
Ternopil/Kyiv, May 18 - the football championship "Football star of the future" among street children teams took place in Ternopil on May 15-16.
Overall, seven teams attended the tournament, namely: "Dream" (Kyiv), "The Way Home" (Odesa), "Lions" (Lviv), Secondary School № 1 (Ternopil), Secondary School № 16 (Ternopil), teams from cities of Kremenchug and Polish city Tarnow.
At the opening of the championship there were several famous footballers present, including Zavarov Alexander and Vladimir Bessonov and the President of the NOC of Ukraine Sergey Bubka.
According to the result of the qualifying games in two subgroups, two teams from Ternopil, namely School №1 and School №16, made it to the final. There was no vivid struggle in the final game and guys from the team School № 16 won the Cup by a score 5:0. In the bronze medal game between the teams from Kremenchug and Lviv, Lviv team was stronger - 2:0.
Football gives a chance for a better life for children who are in difficult circumstances or crisis. UNICEF cooperates and supports community organizations that are using the football for rehabilitation of children living or working in the streets. UNICEF welcomes these sports initiatives for children and on the eve of Euro 2012 it calls to work together for children.
"Football star of the future" - is an international football tournament among children who are not playing football professionally and trained on the basis of public organizations and universities with the participation of volunteers and football stars and with the help of charitable foundations of European football clubs that are members of UEFA Champions League. The organizer of the tournament is NGO "Children - World Football Stars Foundation"
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