The world game continues in Gaza

The first Gaza World Cup football championship is about to begin.

Unable to leave the Gaza Strip due to Israel and Egypt’s blockade, life must go on:

The best of the Gazan footballers will compete against teams representing countries with aid workers and other foreigners in Gaza — Algeria, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the United States. The teams themselves are made up of natives from the represented countries, and are “rounded out” when needed with Palestinian footballers who didn’t make the cut for the Gaza team.

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