On June 15, 2018 the Bangkok’s Polo football park complex welcomed a friendly tournament between the amateur teams of the Russian Embassy and five Thai Government ministries and agencies – National Security Council, National Economic Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
Captivating and dynamic game demonstrated by all teams kept the spectators in suspense until the very end. After a highly intense struggle the team of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports proved to be the strongest. It won the main trophy resembling the cup of the FIFA World Football Championship which kicked off in Russia on June 14.
The football game not only strengthened health of the players but also fostered friendly relations and mutual trust between the Russian diplomatic mission and Thai military and civil officers.
H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of Russia to Thailand, General Wanlop Rugsanaoh, Secretary-General of the National Security Council of Thailand, General Thiwa Penketgorn, Senior Advisor at the Royal Thai Army Forces Headquarters as well as many staffers of Thai agencies and Russian diplomats enjoyed the beautiful game and cheered for their teams.