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Jun 11, 2018

The Beautiful game: Football Around The World

The Beautiful game: Football Around The World

As Russia puts the finishing touches to the carefully manicured fields that will host the World Cup from next week, people around the globe are playing football on a surprising variety of makeshift pitches.

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of a pitch, shoes and a ball, on a street in downtown Havana, Cuba, May 24 - May 28, 2018. ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing street football (top), and details of a pair of shoes, a pitch and a ball on Windmill Walk, Southwark, central London, Britain, May 25, 2018. HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer on a soaked pitch (top), and details of a pitch, shoes and a ball, near Mathare valley slums of Nairobi, Kenya, May 1 - May 19, 2018. NJERI MWANGI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer (top), and details of a football, a pitch and shoes, at a makeshift pitch in Soweto, South Africa, May 14, 2018. SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows young men playing soccer (top), and details of sandals, a pitch and a football, on a makeshift pitch in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, May 12, 2018. ANDRES MARTINEZ CASARES/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer on a floating pitch (top), and details of a pitch, flip-flops and a football, in the fishing village of Ko Panyi in southern Phang Nga Province, Thailand, May 19 - May 21, 2018. SOE ZEYA TUN/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, on an astro-turf pitch in south-east London, Britain, May 21, 2018. HANNAH MCKAY/HANNAH MCKAY

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A combination picture shows Eriskay and Barra playing a soccer match (top), and details of a pitch, a Barra player and a football, on the Isle of Eriskay, Scotland, May 5, 2018. RUSSELL CHEYNE/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in Bangkok, Thailand, May 17, 2018. Jorge Silva/REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, on an asphalt pitch in Payatas, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 9 - May 24, 2018. DONDI TAWATAO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a ball, on a brick court in front of a temple in Hoang Xa village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam, May 19, 2018, KHAM/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of flip-flops, a football and a pitch by the Botataung Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, May 18 - May 23, 2018. ANN WANG/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in the village of Yelizarovo in Yaroslavl Region, Russia, May 15, 2018. SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer prior to the inauguration of a new sports complex (top), and details of a football, a pitch and shoes, at La Campanera Neighborhood in Soyapango, El Salvador on May 22, 2018. La Campanera is a community marked by gang violence. JOSE CABEZAS/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows young men playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in front of the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna, Austria, May 17 - May 26, 2018. LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of a pitch, shoes and a football, in the village of Ptychie in Stavropol region, Russia, May 19, 2017. EDUARD KORNIYENKO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows men playing soccer (top), and details of feet, a pitch and a ball, outside the village of Pogi in Leningrad region, Russia, May 19, 2018. ANTON VAGANOV/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows people playing soccer (top), and details of a pitch, shoes and a ball, at a playground in Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2018. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer (top), and details of feet, a pitch and a ball, in an open field along a road at Iyana-Oworo district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 27, 2018. AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows local children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in the Royal Old Town Vranduk built in the 14th century in Vranduk, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 17 - May 21, 2018. DADO RUVIC/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows men playing soccer on a roof stadium (top), and details of a football, a pitch and shoes, in Shanghai, China, May 8, 2018. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows men playing Subuteo (top), and details of Sabuteo pitch, a player and a football, in Rome, Italy, May 13, 2018. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer (top), and details of feet, a pitch and a football, in a residential area in Kolkata, India, May 12 - May 14, 2018. RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows local residents playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, on the top floor of a parking garage in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 4, 2018. DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer on a net-covered pitch which protects the ball from going out of the ground (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in Mumbai, India, May 9, 2018. FRANCIS MASCARENHAS/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows students checking soccer robots (top), and details of a pitch, a ball-handling device, and a ball at the Robot Vision Laboratory of the Tokyo Polytechnic University in Atsugi, Japan, May 14, 2018. TORU HANAI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer (top), and details of a football, a pitch and sandals, in the old city of Algiers Al Casbah, Algeria, May 5 - May 9, 2018. ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows neighbourhood team playing soccer (top), and details of a pitch, shoes, and a football in the ACI 2000 neighbourhood of Bamako, Mali, May 10, 2018. ANNIE RISEMBERG/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in Alcorcon, near Madrid, May 25, 2018. SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows ski club teachers playing soccer in the snow wearing ski boots (top), and details of ski boots, snow and a football, in Sestriere, Italy, May 14, 2018. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows local kids playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 15 2018. NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, at the compound of the Dambai EP Primary School after school hours in the town of Dambai, Ghana, May 14, 2018. FRANCIS KOKOROKO/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows boys playing soccer on an improvised football pitch (top), and details of a boy wearing shoes, pitch and a football, in Bayanzurkh district of the capital Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, May 12, 2018. RENTSENDORJ BAZARSUKH/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows children playing soccer (top), and details of shoes, a pitch and a football, at an improvised pitch in the village of Gurgurnica, 35 km away from the nearest city of Tetovo, Macedonia, May 11 - May 22, 2018. OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI/REUTERS

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A combination picture shows construction workers playing soccer during their lunch break with their building under construction seen in the background (top), and details of a football, a pitch and a player's shoes, in Rio de Janeiro's financial district, Brazil, June 6, 2018. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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