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Prague (VNA) – The FC Sapa Praha team of the Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic became the runners-up at a friendly football tournament held by the Czech Republic’s Senate in Prague on June 19.

The tournament was attended by 21 teams representing various ethnic minority communities in the European country. 

In his opening remarks, First Vice President of the Czech Republic’s Senate Jiri Ruzicka said the senate sponsor the annual tournament to strengthen exchange and connection among ethnic minority groups in Czech.

Vietnamese Ambassador Thai Xuan Dung said the tournament can happen because of Czech’s success in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. He spoke highly of the meaning of the tournament and expected all football teams will compete with the spirit of friendship and fair play to make it a successful event.

He added that the Vietnamese community has been participating in the annual event in an attempt to integrate deeper into the local society, enhance friendship among the ethnic minorities in Czech and contribute to nurturing the relations between Vietnam and Czech.

FC Sapa Praha has been viewed as one of the strongest teams in the tournament as it won the third place in 2018 and 2020 and won the title in 2019, according to Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Czech Republic./.