August 8, 2019

Congressional Football Match

After official business concluded at the congress, it was time for the traditional football match. The Perm operation was represented by local players designated as team Colibri, and international operations were represented by congress participants as part of the Impala team. Colibri and Impala met on the pitch on the afternoon of July 31 at the V.P. Sukharev sports complex in a friendly match.

Colibri opened the match with a quick score, but Impala stormed back with two goals of their own. At halftime the teams were tied at 2:2.

While the first half was fairly equal, the local Colibri team imposed their will in the second. Home field advantage won out, though the international Impala team fought to the end. When the last whistle echoed off the walls of the sports complex, the final score was 7:2 in favor of the local Colibri team.

Both the teams and the fans brought a strong sense of fun, community, and sportsmanship to the match. It was a fun event for all and helped continue to build relationships between international and local personnel.

Awards were handed to the players by Maxim Perelman and Evgeny Poshvin.