The MediaCup-2023 charity mini-soccer tournament was held in Kyiv

On the occasion of the Radio, Television and Communications Workers' Day at the NTC named after The third annual MediaCup mini-football tournament among the central mass media took place in Viktor Bannikov.

In the competition, the charitable purpose of which is to raise funds for the construction of a children's sports ground in the Children's House No. 1 in Lviv, where orphans from Eastern Ukraine live, the team of journalists of Ukraine, the TV channel "Pryamiy", the team "Commentators of Ukraine" took part. FootballHub, Tribune, the joint team of and (FIFA), the national team of comedians of Ukraine and the media team of FC Kolos.

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After the performance of the National Anthem of Ukraine by Anastasiya Hetman, a member of "Voice of the Country", the first vice-president of the UAF, Vadym Kostyuchenko, and the organizer of the competition, the president of the national team of journalists, Olga Vytak, greeted those present. "First of all, I am grateful to all the teams and every participant for choosing football to celebrate the professional holiday. Thank you for your constant support on the information front in the fight against the aggressor. I am sure that, as now, while the aggression continues, not a single Russian team will participate in international competitions held under the auspices of UEFA and FIFA. Also, thank you for your support in the case against Tymoshchuk. Thank you for your support of the charity event for children. They will be the winners of the tournament. We will do everything to come to this orphanage next year for the opening of the football field and also to hold an interesting tournament there," said Vadym Kostyuchenko.

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In her turn, Olga Vytak also thanked the participants of the competition for supporting the charity initiative and expressed her gratitude to the Ukrainian Football Association for their help in organizing the event.

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According to the results of interesting and uncompromising matches in three groups, the teams of FIFA and "Commentators of Ukraine" reached the finals of the competition. The result of extremely intense battles was in favor of the joint team of and (FIFA) — 5:3. Bronze medals were won by FootballHub football players, who overcame the resistance of the comedians' national team with a score of 3:0.

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The first vice-president of UAF Oleg Protasov and Honored Journalist of Ukraine Valentyn Shcherbachov took part in the ceremony of awarding the winners and participants of the tournament.

Individual awards of MediaCup-2023 were received by:

the best player of the tournament — Vitaly Mysyura;

the best defender — Oleksandr Puzyk;

the best striker — Eldar Shulga;

the best scorer — Yehor Tarasenko;

the joker of the tournament is Oleksandr Klyuchkov.

The organizers of the tournament were the Center News Information Agency, the Ukrainian Football Association, and the National Team of Ukrainian Journalists.

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