First edition. Tournament created in memory of Colombian player Andrés Escobar, who was murdered after scoring an own goal in the 1994 World Cup. Representations from Ghana and Nigeria were denied visas by the German authorities. Held July 2-8 in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg, featuring matches of 12 minutes with teams of five players, all aged between 16 and 21. Participants (22 - 2 denied visas): Africa (4 - 2 denied visas) Mathare Youth Sports Association (Nairobi, Kenya) Diambars (Dakar, Senegal) Search and Groom (Lagos, Nigeria) [denied visas] Football for Peace (Kigali, Rwanda (+Burundi, DR Congo)) KickAIDS – PDP Sports Club (Pretoria, South Africa) Play Soccer (Accra, Ghana) [denied visas] Asia (2) Peres Center for Peace (Tel-Aviv, Israel/Palestine) Learn & Play: Street Football Future (Kabul, Afghanistan) Europa (7) Street League (London, England) Streetfootball(Norway (Oslo, Norway) Straßenfußball für Toleranz (Potsdam, Germany) Football Friends Balkan (Belgrade/Skopje, Serbia+Macedonia) Sokak Ligi (Ankara, Turkey) fx united (Berlin, Germany) [hosts] SASI Barka (Poznan, Poland) North/Central America (2) Soccer in the Streets (Atlanta, USA) Vive Fútbol (San José, Costa Rica) South America (7) Defensores del Chaco (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Centro para el Desarrollo de la Inteligencia (Asunción, Paraguay) Escuelas Deporte y Vida (Lima, Peru) Centro Cultural San Isidro (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) Fundacão EPROCAD & Projeto Jovem Cidadão (São Paulo & Maranhão, Brazil) CHIGOL (Santiago de Chile, Chile) Fútbol por la Paz (Bogotá, Colombia) NB: Soccer in the Streets (USA) represented the fight against drug abuse; Peres Center for Peace was a mixed team of Israelis and Palestinians. Final [Jul 8] Mathare Youth Sports Association 2-2 KickAIDS [4-3 pen] Second edition planned for South Africa 2010.
Sources: http://www.festival06.org/, http://www.streetfootballworld.org/index_html/en
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