Street Child World Cup

The Week - Junior - - Around The World -

To help raise awareness of the plight of mil­lions of chil­dren who live on the streets, the Street Child World Cup kicked off in Moscow on 11 May. Hun­dreds of boys and girls aged be­tween 14 and 17, from 21 coun­tries, com­peted in the six-day tour­na­ment. Speak­ing about the event, for­mer foot­baller David Beck­ham said that foot­ball has the power “to in­spire and change young peo­ple’s lives, what­ever their back­ground”.

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