Heydar Aliyev Cup - 2013 , Austria
2013-04-27 - Vyana, Austria
Next stage of "Heydar Aliyev Cup - 2013" in Austria
6 countries qualifying round of the tournament involving 8 country ended
Qualifying stage of the International five-a-side tournament "Heydar Aliyev Cup - 2013" was held in Austria . Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Austria Galib Israfilov, Charge d'Affaires of Azerbaijan in Slovenia Azer Khudiyev, Chairman of Land of Fire organization, Ilham Naghiyev, Chairman of the Academic Association of Azerbaijan, Elvin Suleymanov and many foreign guests participated at the opening ceremony of the tournament.A chairman of the Academic Association of Azerbaijan, Elvin Suleymanov opened an event with an opening speech and yielded the floor to the Chairman of Land of Fire organization, Ilham Naghiyev.
Chairman of organization Ilham Naghiyev put the guests in the detailed picture on the tournament. He said a tournament dedicated to the 90th jubilee of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev covers 8 countries - United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine, Austria, Russia, Romania and Lithuania. Local amateur teams contest to gain a winner title of national qualifying round of the tournament in each of these countries. The winning teams of each country get a pass to the final stage to be held in Baku in the first half of June. Qualifying rounds on the country , which started on April, 20 have been already ended in the UK, Ukraine, Germany, Czech Republic and Lithuania.
Galib Israfilov highly appreciated the tournament. Ambassador stressed a great importance of the tournament for young compatriots coming together in Europe, gathering around the ideas of National Leader Heydar Aliyev. At the same time, this tournament contributed significantly to the promotion of Azerbaijan among foreigners .
A representative of Academic Association Elturan Allahguluzadeh informed on the rules of game. At the close, a member of the board of Academic Association Baxish Aliyev wished success to the teams. After an official ceremony had ended, a competition started.
Teams of Azerbaijani, Turkish, Georgian, Kazakh, Uzbek, Austrian, German, and Bosnians fought for "Heydar Aliyev Cup".
It will be recalled that "Heydar Aliyev Cup-2013" has been organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Youth Union of Russia and Land of Fire organization.