The international futsal tournament among professionals
2013-05-05 - Baku, Azerbaijan
The winner of "Heydar Aliyev Cup" Tournament is known already
The football tournament was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev, organized by Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Futsal Federation and Odlar Yurdu Organization. "Araz", "Neftchi", "Ekol" and British "Baku United" (London) clubs took part in tournament. Tournament’s organizers and participants visited grave of the national leader Heydar Aliyev and laid flowers at the monument.
The first day of the tournament, "Araz" played with "Ekol"(4-2), "Neftchi" with "Baku United" (2:1). "Neftchi" and "Baku United” match was in special tension. Azerbaijani professional football team "Neftchi" has demonstrated rapid and sharp play. "Baku United" had made various combinations during the game even these "Neftchi" did not withstand severe attacks and lost 1 point difference. The English Futsal League is in semiprofessional form, and "Baku United" is one of the league's favorite teams.
The next day, the teams fought for the third, second and first places. In the match for third place "Baku United" beat "Ekol" with a score 7:6. In the final game "Neftchi" team had lost 4-2 "Araz" FC, which became the winner of the tournament. The audience applauded passionately watched the games. Among them were the government officials, deputies, heads of sport federations.
The awarding ceremony had been stareted after the final match. Chairman of Odlar Yurdu Organization Ilham Naghiyev congratulated the participants of the tournament. He said that this tournament was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev and differs with non-uniqueness. The participanting teams are present Azerbaijan. "Araz", "Neftcl" and "Ekol" protect the honor of League of Azerbiajan. And "Baku United" plays for English League and is carrying the name of the capital city. Ilham Naghiyev mentioned fan’s interest to this foreign team.
After that, teams were awarded. The decision of the jury with the "best player", "the most goals scored by the player" and "best goalkeeper" diplomas, as well as medals and trophies were given. Chairman of Odalr Yurdu Organization Ilham Naghiyev, President of the Futsal Federation of Azerbaijan Zaur Axundov and deputy Ceyhun Osmanli had awarded the teams. Members of AFFA also were presented by the special gifts.