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Nantong holds football event for local foreigners

By Hu Xiaoyu chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2019-06-24


The football team from Nantong Vocational University, which won the competition, poses for a photo at the 2019 Nantong China-Foreign Friendship Football Invitational Tournament in Nantong on June 23. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

The 2019 Nantong China-Foreign Friendship Football Invitational Tournament was held at the Nantong Huanya football field in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, from June 22 to 23.

A total of 105 foreigners from a variety of countries, including Japan, Cameroon, Tajikistan, Namibia, Angola, Indonesia, Laos, and Bangladesh, took part in the activity.

The team of international students from Nantong Vocational University successfully defended their title, while the international team from Jiangsu College of Engineering and Technology and the Nantong Demacia football team won second and third place, respectively.

The activity was hosted by the information office of the Nantong government, the office of foreign affairs, the sports bureau, and the Nantong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

This is the fourth time it has been held, and it has been included as part of the “Fall in Love with Nantong” event, a series of cultural activities organized by the local government to teach foreigners about the city.

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