SEOUL, South Korea, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty soccer teams representing Vietnam, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, competed in the first edition of the MoneyGram G.O.A.L. tournament on April 29 at the Eun Pyeong Lotte Mall futsal field.
The success of the G.O.A.L. series in China and Thailand encouraged MoneyGram to bring the competition to South Korea, which is home to diverse migrant communities. The tournament has taken the local migrant communities by storm. Numerous spectators showed up to cheer for their team and enjoy attractions off the pitch.
"This was an amazing tournament and has surpassed our expectations with so many teams participating. South Korea is an important market for MoneyGram and in the coming years we plan to invest in the similar initiatives that will strengthen our brand awareness," said Michael Minassian, MoneyGram's head of Australia, Oceania, North Asia and the Philippines.
The tournament's opening ceremony was attended by MoneyGram agents – Woori Bank and Shinhan Bank. "With the World Cup in Russia this summer, we wanted to share this soccer experience with communities that are far away from their homeland," said Alexander Bogdanov, MoneyGram's sales and relationship manager for Russia and CIS regions.
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