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Liechtenstein celebrates match for peace

Published: Tuesday 1 November 2011, 16.39CET
A special football match in Vaduz underlined the importance of intercultural cooperation when Liechtenstein commemorated the International Day of Peace on 21 September.
by Anton Banzer
Liechtenstein celebrates match for peace
The friendly match for piece was held in Vaduz ©LFV
Published: Tuesday 1 November 2011, 16.39CET

Liechtenstein celebrates match for peace

A special football match in Vaduz underlined the importance of intercultural cooperation when Liechtenstein commemorated the International Day of Peace on 21 September.

Peace, tolerance, integration and unity were the key themes as the Liechtenstein Football Association (LFV) organised its second football match for peace on the United Nations' International Day of Peace.

Staged on 21 September, this year's Peace Day brought together people of all cultures and nationalities, athletes from the Liechtenstein Special Olympics team, representatives of clubs and organisations in the principality, as well as former and current footballers for a friendly game played in the capital city Vaduz.

Former Liechtenstein national team player Andreas Gerster, winner of 38 caps, and the country's leading side FC Vaduz were involved in the organisation of the event which, for the second year running, proved a big success.

As an important feature of the International Day of Peace – which was established by a UN resolution in 1981 – the One Day One Goal campaign encourages people to come together to mark Peace Day by taking part in games for peace, thereby emphasising the value of intercultural cooperation.

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