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Moscow (VNA) – The Vietnamese community in Russia’s football championship was launched in Moscow on August 10 with the participation of 125 players in five teams.

At the opening ceremony, Tran Phu Thuan, Vice Chairman of the Association of Vietnamese in Russia and head of the organising board, said the championship takes place in the context of Russia’s successful organisation of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

The Vietnamese community wants to share the cheerful atmosphere with the host nation, he said, adding that the annual football championship and other sport activities have become a good tradition to strengthen solidarity in the community.

After the ceremony, the AFC Moscow and FC Song Lam Nghe An teams kicked off the first match.

The entire championship lasts for about two weeks, with the final match slated for August 24.-VNA