Heydar Aliyev Cup - 2009, United Kingdom
2009-05-11 - London

The mini football tournament for the Heydar Aliyev Cup, which was established in 2008, was held once again in 2009. Due to the growth in the number of teams, the championship took place in two stadiums. Around 10 teams participated in the competitions, enthusiastically watched by representatives from the Embassy of Azerbaijan in the United Kingdom, foreign guests, representatives of sports institutions, local citizens and the media. In addition to Azerbaijanis, the teams consisted of students from various countries and local sportsmen. The winners were awarded with prizes at the end of the competition. The guests who spoke at the ceremony referred to Heydar Aliyev’s attitude to and interest in sport. They also considered the implementation of such events to be especially praiseworthy as they believed that this is how excellent values are cultivated among young people of various nationalities.