The team of Kaliningrad policemen in the Russian national team today, October 10, competes at the 35th world mini-football championship in the Netherlands. In 2017, the record for the number of participants was overcome – more than 2,500 policemen and firemen from 40 countries came to the town of Grönlu.
Today, Kaliningraders will play seven matches, their rivals will be colleagues from Germany, Romania, Serbia, Italy and England. In case of exit of Russians from the group they are expected to play butt matches for dropping out, and the finals will be held on October 13.
Russia is represented by several teams, among them – the Kaliningrad team led by company commander of the Traffic Police of the city Nikolai Kovalenko. The backbone of the team are the officers of the State Traffic Inspectorate. Along with the active policemen of the Kaliningrad Region, police veterans also came to the championship – they will compete in the age category of over 45 years.
Participation of the westernmost region of the country in the police championship was organized by the Kaliningrad branch of the International Police Association under the chairmanship of Oleg Ogorodov, who is also Deputy Chairman of the Public Council with the MIA Administration for the region. The purpose of the competition is the unification and exchange of experience between law enforcement officers.
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