XVI GRULAC Soccer Championship
The 2016 GRULAC Soccer Championship took place at the University of Pretoria LC de Villiers sport terrain on the 20 August 2016.
The Latin American and the Caribbean Countries represent 13% of the Diplomatic Corps in South Africa comprising of 18 Embassies and High Commissions, composed of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Since 2000, GRULAC countries have been organizing the Latin American and the Caribbean Football Championship that aims to promote sports and education among the underprivileged South African primary schools in the Gauteng area and surrounds.
This year several South African primary schools represented the GRULAC countries of Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Mexico and the special guests from Italy, Spain and the junior team of the University of Pretoria.
The event consisted of a one-day nine-a-side under-13 football tournament. The winner of the Cup was Spain, the second place was Venezuela and the third place was Argentina.
The prizes were donated by the Chilean company, SQM, based in South Africa. The event was presided over by the Dean of the GRULAC, Ambassador of Surinam H.E. Professor W.R. Roseval.
Embassy of Chile in South Africa