The Russian Embassy in Egypt held a friendly football match to celebrate Russian Diplomacy Day.
The game was held at the embassy's school grounds and saw the participation of members of the diplomatic missions of the BRICS states and Argentine diplomats.
It concluded with Brazil winning in a fair and tense battle after a slew of matches. Russia won second place, while the Indian team received bronze awards.
After the match ended, the participants informally continued the friendly celebration.
BRICS is an economic group that includes Russia, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa.
Negotiations to form it began in 2006 and held its first summit in 2009.
Initially, the group included Brazil, Russia, India, and China under the name “BRIC,” then South Africa joined it in 2011 to become “BRICS.”
In 2023, the leaders of the BRICS group of emerging markets, which include the largest population blocs and seek to reshape the global order, decided the admission of six new countries to the group starting this year.
The BRICS countries agreed at their annual summit in Johannesburg to admission Egypt, Argentina, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and UAE full membership as of January 1, 2024.