The Université de Lyon’s football players return to China

From October 26, 2019 to November 3, 2019

Players from the UdL Sports Association (AS UdL) were welcomed by China in Zhuhai for the fifth French-Chinese University Sports Week, from October 26 to November 3, 2019, as part of relations between the French University Sports Federation (FFSU) and its Chinese counterpart (FUSC).

The Université de Lyon’s Sports Association students and their supervisors are extremely proud to have been selected to represent France and university sport in general, during this special week dedicated to Chinese-French cooperation and cultural and sporting exchanges as part of the “High-Level French-Chinese dialogue on human interactions”.

This week saw exceptional results for our football team, who finished the tournament in first place with 3 significant victories:

• A 4-0 win against the Zhongnan University;
• A 4-0 win against the Taiyuan University of Technology;
• And a second win against the Zhongnan University, this time with a score of 7-0.

The year 2019 marked the occasion of the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China. These relations have enabled the two countries to establish various bilateral cooperation agreements, and have defined several fields for establishing fruitful partnerships (language, culture, research and innovation, athletics, etc.).

With that in mind, the UdL Sports Association is therefore keen to maintain relations with China, which have been in place in Lyon since 2016, through university football and international gatherings.

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