Head over heels: Players seen in a previous Football for Friendship game. This year, Việt Nam’s Hoàng Anh Gia Lai-Arsenal JMG will be part of the project. Photo gazprom-football.com
HÀ NỘI-- Hoàng Anh Gia Lai-Arsenal JMG Academy’s youth team have been invited to take part in Football for Friendship (F4F), an international children’s social project, in Milan, Italy.
Players from 12-14 years old will compete against 31 other teams from May 26-29.
The aim of the project is to promote essential values embodied by football, particularly with the younger generation, such as respect for other cultures and nationalities, equality and a healthy lifestyle through the love of sport.
Players will have a chance to meet “The Emperor” Franz Beckenbauer, ambassador of the project, and watch the UEFA Champions League final there.
It is the first time Việt Nam will have a representative at the four-year-old event.
The world’s professional football club will be awarded with the 9 Values Cup for their utmost commitment to the project’s values: friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, traditions and honour. -- VNS