Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.155 - 20 May 2016
Military Football Tournament "Steadfast Cobalt 2016 - Cup”
Soldiers from 10 NATO member countries will participate in a football tournament at the National Football Centre in Buftea, as part of a sports competition organized by the Ministry of National Defence in Association with the Romanian Football Federation at 10.00 hrs. on Saturday, May 21.
The international military football competition "Steadfast Cobalt 2016 – Cup” is organized under the motto „Together for Football”, as an opening of NATO Communication and Information exercise, "Steadfast Cobalt 2016”, conducted in Bucharest. Beside Romania, teams of Soldiers from Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain will be part of the tournament.
The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, from 14.30 hrs.
Media representatives will have access on the premises during the competition.
NATO Exercise „Steadfast Cobalt 2016”, which will take place from 22 May to 3 June in Bucharest will test and evaluate the interoperability of the communication and information systems (CIS) of NATO deployable components during a major collective defence joint operation in Eastern Europe.