Vietnamese students join in the 10th ICFood Football Cup at Chungnam National University.  (Photo: VNA)

Seoul (VNA) –
Nearly 800 Vietnamese students in the Republic of Korea (RoK) competed in and cheered the 10th ICFood Football Cup held at Chungnam National University in central Daejeon city on July 1.

This year’s event attracted the participation of 16 teams from universities across the RoK.

Park Kyun-ik, President of the RoK’s ICFood Company - the sponsor of the football tournament, said that the event aimed to connect Vietnamese nationals in the host nation and enhance ties between Vietnamese and Korean people.

He expressed his hope that Vietnamese students will have better understanding of the RoK through this tournament.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Nguyen Vu Tu spoke highly of ICFood Company’s support for the Vietnamese students in the past decade. He also took the occasion to laud the initiative to organise voluntary activities to assist Vietnamese expats who have difficulties and impoverished students in Van Ho district, Son La province.

This was the most awaiting football tournament for Vietnamese students in the East Asian country, President of the Vietnamese Students’ Association in the RoKa Vu Duc Luong said, adding that it created opportunities for Vietnamese nationals to meet each other and enhance the Vietnam-RoK friendship.

Vietnam has the second-largest number of students and post-graduates among foreign students in the East Asian country, with 20,000 people.-VNA