International and American West Virginia University students will come together Sunday, Nov. 8 for the final competition of WVU’s second annual Mini World Cup.

Four student teams, composed of 7-10 players, will compete on the Mountainlair green beginning at 2 p.m. The teams are: International, Ginger Land, Hungary and Berkeley County.

Every player on the winning team will receive a miniature trophy and gift certificate, and will have its team name printed on a trophy that is displayed in the Vandalia Lounge of the Mountainlair and a plaque displayed in the Office of International Students and Scholars in Elizabeth Moore Hall.

“This is a great event. It brings the international students, faculty and staff together with the rest of the student body,” said Eileen Haung, an accounting graduate student from China who helped to organize the competition.

All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend Sunday’s competition. Pizza, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies and other refreshments will be available.

The 2009 Mini World Cup began on Oct.11 with 32 teams. All students, faculty and staff were welcome to participate. A $10 entry fee per team was required.

This year’s competition was sponsored by the International Students Organization, Office of Social Justice, Office of International Students and Scholars, Office of International Programs, Student Government Association, Student Affairs, March-Westin and Zenclay.

To get involved in future Mini World Cup events, contact Haung at or Arwen Stewart at



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