The first Azerbaijani team at the official tournament of the Mini Football Federation of the Czech Republic!
Starting from the 23 of September 2013, 24 teams have begun competing on the football championship in Brno, the second biggest city of the Czech Republic which is known as the student city of the Eastern Europe. The championship is conducted as a usual league. By winter the first part of the tournament will be finished. In each group the teams having reached the first quarter final match, will continue their play- off games after the winter break. By doing so, the championship will last until the end of the spring. The matches are supervised by the referees of the Czech Football Federation. The official opening of the tournament was on the 29th of September at the football field of the TJ Sokol Brono. The participation of our team on this very tournament reveals the development of sports within Azerbaijan, as well as beyond its borders. For the first time in the history of this tournament the Brno team of Azerbaijan Student Network (ASN) has taken part on it and succeeded against experienced teams and won its last match with 4-0, 6-2. Our team members have diverse and international background, while coming from around the globe. Alongside with Azerbaijan they come from Ukraine, Macedonia, Germany, Turkey, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, France, Greece, Honduras, Slovakia, Russia, Serbia and Cameroon.
Among the official sponsors you can find NIKE, Kiss Radio, Masaryk University, Starobrno and many other popular brands. The tournament is closely followed by the press and media of the Czech Republic. One of the organizers of the event is our compatriot Javer Guseinov, who shared his view with us about the current tournament by stating: “I´m very proud of our tournament, it is a great success and I see a great potential on this project. We´re also planning to organize this tournament in many different cities of the Czech Republic. But for now, we´re actively negotiating with several cities such as: Prague, Olomouc or Plzen. Furthermore, we´re very confident on the successful implementation of this tournament, not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Slovakia, Poland and hopefully in our country Azerbaijan. Apart from that in 2014 we will try to organize international mini football tournament in Central Europe and in the following years across the entire European continent. Our motto is “ Students for Students”. You can follow the tournament on www.malakopanabrno.cz. Though the website yet operates only in czech, the english version will be provided very soon. Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/UniverzitniLiga. Moreover, the Facebook page of our team has recently been activated as well- https://www.facebook.com/asnbrno.