Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Friday, August 10 2018 - 18:21
AsiaNet
Football boys from all over the world play together in Shenyang
SHENYANG, China, Aug. 10, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/ --

The fourth "Peace Cup" International Juvenile Football Tournament hosted by 
Shenyang municipal government kicked off on August 5. The event gathered 202 
teams from 13 countries and regions with more than 4,000 young friends of 
different colors and languages in Shenyang to share the charm and joy of 
football.

Football is universally acknowledged as the "first sport". The development of 
juvenile football is the basic project to achieve China's football dream and 
build a strong country in sports. In these years, Shenyang municipal government 
has attached great importance to the development of football. To actively 
support the popularization and improvement of the football sport, the "Peace 
Cup" -- an international juvenile football brand competition has been 
elaborately created. After several years of cultivation and development, the 
"Peace Cup" has become a bridge to spread the football culture and promote 
civil diplomacy.

The "Peace Cup" will last for 7 days, teams of 46 cities from 13 countries and 
regions, including the United States, Croatia, South Korea, Malaysia, Slovakia, 
Thailand, Vietnam, Serbia and Pakistan, attended this competition. The young 
players will compete for nearly 700 matches in Shenyang "Gothic Cup" World 
Football Park, communicating skills and building friendships.

Source: Shenyang Municipal Government

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