The Vietnamese Students Association in Rome and the AS VietRoma Football Club jointly organised a football tournament on May 4 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Italy diplomatic ties (1973-2013).

Seven teams participated in the event, which were divided into groups competing following the seven-a-side mini football regulations.

The Meal with Meat team took the first place, whilst Milan came in second and third place was shared between AS VietRoma and Trento.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Nguyen Hoang Long highlighted the event as a contribution to reinforcing the solidarity among the Vietnamese community in Italy.

The winning teams and many students and overseas Vietnamese donated money for a charity programme providing nutrient meals and essential items for children in disadvantaged mountainous communes in Vietnam.-VNA