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Allison Jazir Torres and his international team Argali are the winners of the 2021 Football for Friendship eWorld Championship

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Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2021. 8:45 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belizean Allison Jazir Torres and his international team Argali earlier today won the 2021 Football for Friendship eWorld Championship

Football for Friendship (F4F), according to the organization’s website, “is an annual international children’s social program implemented by Gazprom since 2013. The program includes a number of sports and educational events held in different countries around the globe with the aim of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as fostering an attitude of respect toward other cultures among its Young Participants.”

One of its programs is the F4F eWorld Championship which was just won by Allison Jazir Torres of Orange Walk along with his teammates from different countries.

Apart from Torres, the team is comprised by Tomás Bryant, Alejandro Quintero and Nicolás Beirute of Costa Rica, Dyrick Wouters of Aruba, José Ignacio Amado Iriguez of Guatemala and Emilio Jafet Hernández Mengual of Mexico.

The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) and the Orange Walk Football Association (OWFA) joined in congratulating Torres on his achievement.

“The Orange Walk Football Association would like to recognize the efforts of our very own outstanding student and player, Mr. Allison Torres,” said the OWFA on social media.

“The Football Federation of Belize joins the OWFA recognize and applaud Mr. Allison Torres. A few moments ago we received information that Allison and his team, Argali are the winners of the 2021 Football For Friendship Eworld Championship that commenced earlier this month,” said the FFB in a statement.

Organizers Gazprom said “The winners of the F4F eWorld Championship will receive gaming laptops, while the academies they represent will receive grants to improve the development of children’s football and to promote the Nine Values of Football for Friendship.”

The OWFA said that two other Belizean youths participated in the F4F eWorld Championship, namely “Bart Ellis Jr from Stann Creek who participated as player and Athiana Ovando from Corozal who participated as journalist, both 12 years of age.”

The Football For Friendship program began on May 13, 2021 and came to a conclusion today, May 29, 2021.

“This online program gathers children from around the globe to participate in different activities for which they play roles as a player, coach or journalist,” said the OWFA. “Allison Torres an example to follow by many of our youths.”

In February 2019, Torres was recognized as the top scorer in the Orange Walk U15 competition.

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