Here are some facts about the Bayil Arena in Baku:
It opened in 2012. It has a capacity of 3,200. It is the home of Ravan Baku, who play in the Azerbaijani First Division. And it was the venue for three group stage matches during the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Here’s a guess:
Yesterday’s 7-1 defeat of the Wales Fans’ Team by local side Bailov Rovers F.C. was one of the most exciting games it has ever hosted.
It started well for the Welshmen, who managed to hold the score line at 0-0 for the first 25 minutes. Unfortunately, three quick goals in succession from the home team were soon followed by another four, though the procession was briefly interrupted by a consolation strike.
Still, the Welsh players didn’t leave the stadium disheartened, nor was there any gloating from the opposition. The purpose of the game was to raise money for a local mobile dental clinic, which has been supporting children in need since 2002. This is part of a wider initiative that falls under the umbrella of Gôl! Cymru, a charitable organisation run by supporters of the Welsh national team.
Reflecting on another productive afternoon, a Wales Fans’ Team representative commented:
“Its great to be raising money for good causes across the globe again. Gôl! Cymru started here, in Baku, twenty years ago, and it continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the generosity of Welsh fans and the Gôl! Committee.”