Football Fever at the European Union
The Delegation of the European Union to Sudan hosted the screening of the European Championship Final Match between Spain and Italy. The head of Delegation Ambassador Tomas Ulicny welcomed Sudanese sportsmen and youth to the Delegation's Garden. The guests included the representatives of the Sudanese Football Union, Al Hilal and Al Mareekh football clubs, national football technical team and other special footballs Associations in Sudan.
The French and Swedish Ambassadors, the British Charge De Affaires attended the event in the presence of members from the European community resident in Sudan and other Sudanese guests. The program of
|French and Swedish Ambassadors|
event included a special musical presentation by the Sudanese Traditional Music Group which provided a session of Local, African and international drumming to encourage the supporters of two teams using folk and traditional instruments. Also, the European Union Ambassador Tomas Ulicny has distributed free footballs to winning tickets at the event.
Ambassador Tomas Ulincy said that he is happy to host this event at the European Union and he was overwhelmed by the Sudanese support to European teams and he said these activities is a good tool to bridge the levels of understanding between Europe and Sudan.
|Yunus Al Amin|
The European Football Championship is the main football competition for the men's national teams and has been held every four years since 1960. The 14 European Championship tournaments have been won by nine different national teams. To date, Spain is the only side in history to have won consecutive titles, doing so in the 2008 and 2012 editions. The most recent championship, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine in 2012, was won by Spain, who beat Italy 4–0 at the final in Kiev.
By Sudan Vision, 02/07/2012