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Lawyers gather in Baku for football (Photo)

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The year 2019 in both Azerbaijan and Georgia is celebrated as the anniversary of the creation of the bar. As part of the events dedicated to this date, it was decided, with the joint organisation of the Bar Association of Azerbaijan and the Bar Association of Georgia, to hold the first football tournament of the South Caucasus between lawyers.

On October 2, at the Baku Business Centre, Chairman of the Bar Association of Azerbaijan Anar Bagirov, Vice-Chairmen Aydin Akhundov and Parviz Alakbarov, members of the organising committee of the tournament, representatives of lawyers football teams attended the opening ceremony of the competition.

The event was opened by Chairman of the Bar Association of Azerbaijan Anar Bagirov. Welcoming the participants of the tournament, he recalled the special importance of this year for lawyers in Azerbaijan and Georgia. Anar Bagirov said that a number of events will be held in both countries, and stressed that this tournament will be held as part of these celebrations. Bagirov expressed satisfaction that Azerbaijan was the first to host such a tournament.

Giorgi Chehani, Executive Director of the Georgian Bar Association, welcomed the participants as a co-organiser of the tournament and stressed that he appreciates cooperation with the Bar Association of Azerbaijan in all areas, including in the field of sports.

Then the draw of the tournament was held, the groups and matches to be held were determined.

The tournament, which will be held from October 3 to 6, will bring together 16 teams from 10 countries. Group matches will be held on October 3-4, playoff games will be held on October 4-6.

It should be noted that the 1st football tournament of the South Caucasus between lawyers is held with the organisation support of the Azerbaijan Mini-Football Association and Azfar Group.

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