Gothia Cup

Lithuania's GSOT team are humble champions

The Gothia Special Olympic Trophy tournament has begun.

Lithuanias GSOT team has played their first game in this years Gothia Cup, however it is not their first game in Gothenburg.
– It's our seventh year together here at Gothia Cup, so we're really excited, says coach Viktoras Olsevskas.

The team is from Kaunas in Lithuania. The young players attend a special school in Kaunas where they practise football before their classes. They have participated in several international tournaments worldwide.
– We also participated in the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi and won, Olsevskas tells us proudly.

Despite their impressive victories the team value other things just as high. They participate in Gothia Cup in order to have fun, develop and make new friends.
– It's rewarding for us to meet people from different nations. We've met people from Germany, Azerbaijan, Sweden and other countries. It's a lot of fun, says Olsevskas.

Their game against Italy ends 0-0 but Viktoras Olsevskas is still fairly pleased.
– The match was difficult but we are happy because the result is 0-0. Now we’re gonna go back to the school and recharge, and enjoy the opening ceremony.

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