The 12th edition of the Euro Tibet Cup football tournament, the biggest sporting event in the Tibetan Community in Europe, kicked off from 18th July to 23rd July 2022 in Deurne nearby Antwerpen Belgium. A total of 15 teams from Belgium, France and Swiss participated in this year’s tournament with France having five teams participating tournament.
The teams are divided into 4 groups for the league cum knockout tournament. The final match of the tournament was played on 23rd July 2022 between Yak Boyz from Paris and Tibet United FC Bern from Swiss. The Tibet United FC Bern defeated the Yak Boyz by 2-1 and clinched the 12th Euro Tibet Cup title with full spirit of sportsmanship this year. Tenzin Rabgye of Pundha United FC was bestowed the golden boot award for his effort of scoring 8 goals in the tournament.
All the matches of the tournaments were being live-streamed by RTYC Belgium on their Facebook and YouTube platforms.
Secretary Thinley Wangdue, the office of Tibet, Brussels was the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the tournament. Secretary Thinley and Palden Tsering, president of the Tibetan community Association handed over the trophies for the runner-up, winning team and other individual medal winners.
The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Belgium has been organising the Euro-Tibet Cup tournament since 2008. President of the organisation Thupten Phelgye said, “The tournament was a great success. We’re very grateful to all the players for showing the great spirit of sportsmanship this year, and the amazing support from many people in Antwerpen and other places made our job easier”.
Secretary Thinley and enumerators also held CTA’s Demographic Survey at the site of the football ground.