According to the Royal Danish Embassy in China, the Royal Danish Consulate in Chongqing organized the second Carlsberg sponsored football tournament ‘Denmark-Chongqing Carlsberg Football Festival 2012’on Saturday to Sunday 16th-17th June.
“The tournament was inspired by the EURO 2012,” writes the Royal Danish Embassy on its’ website.
The tournament consisted of 32 teams with more than 250 football players divided into two leagues, one for top hotels and one for KTVs in Chongqing. 62 matches were played in total. After a sunny weekend with fun and great football, the team Crown Plaza Chongqing Riverside was victorious in the league for hotels, while Bin Fen KTV was the last team standing with the trophy and gold in the KTV league.
“Football is a global sport that brings peoples from all walks of life together. Denmark has a proud football tradition, the highlight of winning the European Championship in 1992. We have completed an event of friendship exchanges in a competitive but fair spirit,” says Hans Halskov, Consul at the Royal Danish Consulate in Chongqing and the initiator behind the tournament.
Two international teams and a Danish team participated in the football tournament. The two international teams were from the ‘Chongqing International Football Club’ while the Danish team was constituted by employees of the Royal Danish Consulate in Chongqing.
Trophies, medals and footballs were flown in from Denmark while part of the main prize was jerseys from the Danish National Team and Carlsberg sports bags, etc. One lucky player from each of the two winning teams won a trip to the Danish capital, Copenhagen to watch Denmark’s World Cup qualification match against the Czech Republic. The tournament was co-organized by Chongqing Foreign Affairs Office, Chongqing Tourism Bureau and Chongqing Football Association.