The events in the Third day of the SATUC tournament for Orphans and Refugees
On the third day, the children woke up at 7.30 a.m. 6 matches were played; the first of which started at 9 a.m. The children ate their breakfast, after they woke up at the hotel restaurant. Then, they arrived at the stadium at 8.30 a.m. Each child joined his team which represents the governorates participating in the tournament.
On the second day of the tournament, 15 matches were played, the first of which started at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 1st, between Cairo and Giza, followed by a match between South Sinai and Alexandria teams, a third one between Ismailia and Aswan teams, a fourth one between the Red Sea and Daqahlia teams which concluded the third-round matches among the Egyptian teams. The third-round matches among the Syrian teams started with a match between Damascus and Aleppo teams and another one between Homs and Deir AL-Zour teams. The fourth-round matches start with a match between Giza and Marsa Matrouh teams, a match between Cairo and Alexandria teams, a match between Ismailia and the New Valley teams and a fourth match between Aswan and Daqahlia teams. As for the fourth-round matches of the Syrian teams, it is formed of two matches, one between Damascus and Latakia teams and another one between Aleppo and Deir AL-Zour teams.
The matches ended at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 1st, for participants to get ready for the Islamic Friday prayer, to begin again at 2 p.m. and last till 5 pm. The last round included matches between South Sinai and Matrouh teams, the Red Sea and the New Valley teams and Homs and Latakia teams.
After the matches, at 5 p.m., the attendees were surprised upon seeing George Weah, the Liberian athlete. He asked that children and media stars participate in a friendly match. This was already done, as he played a match with some media stars who covered the tournament. The match lasted for about 45 minutes, during which the world champion, George Weah, manifested his talent in playing, while children, who didn’t watch Weah playing before, greeted him with a loud applause.
After the match that Weah and media stars played, children returned to the hotel. The media stars, Weah and the ambassadors also returned to their residence place to get ready for the press conference to announce the state to host the 2017 world cup.
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