Football championship in East Greenland

Every year at the height of the short, intense summer, scores of people travel to the region's main town Tasiilaq to take part in a football championship.

Every year at the height of the short, intense summer in East Greenland scores of people from the surrounding communities travel to the region’s main town Tasiilaq to take part in a two week coastal football championship.

The games are as much a social event as it is a matter of who wins local bragging rights for a year and a ticket to the national championships at the end of the season. Families reunite, friends compete against each other, and hundreds of people surround the gravel pitch and use the rocky ground as grandstands.

... bragging rights for a year and a ticket to the national championships...

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