AMONG DIPLOMATS AND BUSINESSMEN
15 JULY 2019
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The International mini-football tournament among members of consulates and businessmen takes places every year in the “Dubki” park in Sestroretsk, St. Petersburg.
The motto of the event: "No politics - only football."
Since 2017 our tournament has been included in the cultural program of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
WELCOMING REMARKS FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF RUSSIA
Ladies and gentlemen,
I would like to welcome all the participants, guests and partners of the Sixth International Mini-football Cup among the teams of consular missions located in St. Petersburg, on behalf of the Representative Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
I wish to extend my thanks to the General and Honorary Consuls of the countries who expressed their desire to participate in our tournament.
I am sure that participation in such competitions emphasizes the desire of people from different countries to live in peace and harmony. I wish everyone good health, family welfare and peace on our planet.
Head of the regional office
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in St. Petersburg
THE TOURNAMENT RULES
match duration – 10 minutes, the intermission between the periods is 5 minutes
each team has 5 players on the field and one goalkeeper; the number of replacements and substitutions is unlimited
each team includes at least 50% of native players
“Playing and spending time in such a good atmosphere – that is what matters the most, I think”
Hugues de Chavagnac, Consul General, Consulate General of France, St. Petersburg
“We are here to support our favorite team of Sestroretsk. We come every year to stand by our team!”
Natalia and Vasilisa, sport fans
“It is a good-level tournament. The event is a success”
Valeria Lozovskaya, Head of the marketing and advertising department of AVTODOM Pulkovo