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International Futsal Tournament Commences in EMU

International Futsal Tournament Commences in EMU

7th Futsal Tournament organised by Eastern Mediterranean University Sports Affairs Directorate commenced on Wednesday, 16 March 2016. Parallel to the increasing popularity of the tournament among students, 30 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams from different countries are participating in this year’s tournament which will host group matches between 16 and 28 March and quarter finals, half finals and final matches on 4 and 6 April 2016.

During the matches which will take place at EMU Lala Mustafa Paşa Sports Complex, men’s teams will be competing in 8 groups and women’s teams will be playing in two groups. Following the completion of the group matches, the top two winning teams in each group will continue to compete against other teams with a cross matching method. Following the half finals, winning teams will compete against each other in the finals. On the final night of the organisation, matches for the third place will also be played.

The official opening of Eastern Mediterranean University’s International Futsal Tournament took place at Lala Mustafa Paşa Sports Center at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.  At the beginning of the ceremony, participating teams entered the hall accompanied by music. The ceremony commenced with a moment of silence in memory of those who perished in the terror attach which took place in Ankara and the national anthem. Among notable names present at the opening ceremony were EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Hasan Amca and Prof. Dr. Hıfsiye Pulhan, Rector’s Office Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derviş Subaşı, Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu and Public Relations and Press Office Director Murat Aktuğralı.

In his opening address, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam stated the international qualities of Eastern Mediterranean University and highlighted the importance of sports in enhancing the communication and team spirit among individuals.

Along with the university community, local residents are also invited to this event which plays an important role in bringing together members of different cultures. Results of the first day matches are as follows:

ZIMBABWE

1

0

PALESTINE

WOMEN’S

SVAZİLAND

0

5

TURKEY

WOMEN’S

SYRIA

2

4

TURKEY

MEN’S

KAZAKHSTAN

1

4

AZERBAIJAN

MEN’S

ALBANY

0

2

KYRGYZSTAN

MEN’S

MOROCCO

2

4

IRAQ

MEN’S